5 Ways to Wear a Field Jacket

5 Ways to Wear a Field Jacket

The perfect in-between seasons coat

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Sep 9 2019 | 5 min read

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?

ways to wear a field jacket
via GearMoose

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

david beckham field jacket
via Pinterest
patrick dempsey field jacket
via Upscale Hype

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

ways to wear a field jacket, barbour waxed jacket
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.

field jacket, colored chinos, layering, office style, bright pants, orange, red, purple, brown suede, warby parker, barbour, saturdays nyc, jack spade, whistles, gant

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.

field jacket, barbour, need supply, komono, rag and bone, sid mashburn, waterproof, spring style, chambray, j crew, mismo

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?

field jacket, waterproof, mohair, sweater, scotch and soda, nudie jeans, frye, warby parker, neon

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.

field jacket, waterproof, converse, breton stripe, chinos, pin, giles and brothers, jewelry, socks

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.

field jacket, waterproof, spring, winter, barbour, todd snyder, clarks, brixton, first settlement goods,

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 //

madwell field jacket
Madewell, $148 (available on East Dane)
polo ralph lauren field jacket
Polo Ralph Lauren, $295 (available on Bloomingdales)


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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Gabi Meyers went from Team SG's first-ever intern to a trusted fashion editor and stylist. She currently lives in Chicago with a very cute dog.