23 Fresh Coats

For him, the best spring jackets with a less-is-more approach. By Christene Barberich & Piera Gelardi
lightenupopenerSpring renewal—for the sartorially minded, that means lightening up one's wardrobe with the turning of the calendar. No question, those first warmer days are like a siren song to pack up the parkas and make way for lightweight jackets and coats that are easy, good-looking, and a little transformative, especially if you're a guy who likes to keep things simple.
This season, we gravitated toward top layers that offer a smart study in contrasts, whether it's refinement with a laid-back vibe or old-school winter staples reinvented for hotter climes. Among our favorites are a few tried-and-true silhouettes, but this time around, each has a slight twist that feels fresh. That includes the new "denim" jacket (variations on the original with colored fabrics and new updated cuts) or the everyday anorak, a piece once intended for inclement weather that now makes a big statement on sunny days, too. Read on for a few more ways to top yourself off in style this spring.
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Tailored Windbreaker
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Patrik Ervell Cotton Air Jacket, $510, available at Bblessing and at Blackbird.
Acne Jeans Monsoon Jacket, abouot $445, available at Acne and at Barneys CO-OP.
Nom de Guerre Tech Poly Flight Rain Jacket, $417, available at Blackbird.
Classic Windbreaker
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Rag & Bone Windbreaker, $495, available at Bblessing.
Modern Amusement Creative Nylon Breaker, $168, available at Modern Amusement.
Tim Hamilton Windbreaker, $1,100, available at Blackbird
Relaxed Trench
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3.1 Phillip Lim Cash Weekend Jacket, $964, available at Oak
Yigal Azrouël Washed Canvas Coat, $1,220, available at Yigal Azrouël.
Robert Geller Trench Coat, $656, available at Odin.
Refined Field Jacket
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Rag & Bone Dakota Jacket, $485, available at Barneys New York
3.1 Phillip Lim Journalist Jacket, $550, available at 3.1 Phillip Lim.
A-Z Collection Black Paper Jacket, $520, available at Bblessing.
Classic Field Jacket
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Dunderdon Waxed Canvas Jacket, $168, available at Dunderdon.
Moncler Ermite Field Jacket, $785, available at Barneys CO-OP.
Shades of Griege Military Field Jacket, $200, available at Revolve Clothing.
New Denim Jacket
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Nom de Guerre Deconstructed Denim Jacket, $399, available at Blackbird.
Acne Jeans Steve Jacket, $299, available at Acne.
3.1 Phillip Lim Shrunken Denim Peacoat, $425, available at 3.1 Phillip Lim and Barneys New York.
Baseball Jacket
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Rogan Raglan Windbreaker, $350, available at Rogan and at Barneys CO-OP.
Band of Outsiders Coated Cotton Baseball Jacket, about $390, available at Barneys CO-OP and at Jake.
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Spring Anorak
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Bureau Regatta Anorak, $525, available at available at Odin.
A-Z Collection Yellow Parachute Jacket, $360, available at Bblessing.
Patrik Ervell Oilcloth Parka, $900, available at Opening Ceremony.
For him, the best spring jackets with a less-is-more approach.
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