5 Ways to Wear a Field Jacket

The perfect in-between seasons coat

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Sep 9 2019

This time of year, there’s so many opportunities and ways to wear a field jacket. On a date! To work! To the store! …Okay, have I convinced you yet? I mean, it shouldn’t be hard. This is an uber-versatile cool weather jacket that looks great on every guy.

So we’re good then? Great.

What is a field jacket, anyway?

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The original field jacket was designed for function, specifically for the American soldiers fighting in the Vietnam war. Generally you’ll see this style with two breast and hip pockets down the front, and a hidden hood that zips into the collar.

When made in a waterproof waxed cotton, it’s a perfect option to reach for in weather not too cold yet totally unpredictable.

Field jacket outfit inspiration

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Below, check out five ways to wear a field jacket this fall:

Barbour, $415 (available on Bloomingdale’s)

SG Says: This waterproof (!) waxed field jacket from OG outerwear brand Barbour blends function and style for a design that wears well regardless of the weather.


pants: Polo Ralph Lauren, $90 | sweatshirt: Sunspel, $145

derby shoes: 1901, $110 | belt: The Tie Bar, $30

SG Says: Keep a bright shirt and pants combo balanced with a gray layer and brown suede accessories.


shirt: J.Crew, $80 | watch: Komono, $6 | bag: Mismo, $475

SG Says: It’s easy to use navy as a neutral. Why not show how off the rich hue of this jacket with white pants (or white jeans!) and a chambray shirt?


boots: Frye, $378| scent: Ulrich Lang New York, $200 | sunglasses: Warby Parker, $95

SG Says: Here at SG HQ, we are very into wearing yellow for fall. The warm color is the perfect way to add a pop of color to an otherwise more subdued wardrobe palette.


chinos: Bonobos, $98 |shirt: (similar) | sneakers: Converse, $80

SG Says: See what we mean about yellow really brightening up a fall look? In this case, a sunny yellow sneaker in an iconic style.


polo: Kent & Curwen, $88 | traveler pant: Banana Republic, $98 | shoes: Clarks, $160 | hat: Brixton, $60 | wallet: First Settlement Goods, $175

SG Says: Use navy as a neutral to help style complementary colors like red and green.

//Shop #SGapproved field jackets //

Madewell, $148 (available on East Dane)
Polo Ralph Lauren, $295 (available on Bloomingdales)


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