Style Roundup: 20 Fall Jackets for Guys (Updated!)

The #SGapproved light layer faves

By Style Girlfriend | Last Updated: Oct 18 2019

We’re gonna play it straight with you, fellas: fall jackets for guys are like catnip to us ladies.

We love a man in a thoughtfully layered look, and the light coats this season demands are truly the piece de resistance of any outfit. Whether your front hall closet is full of ’em, or you’re just starting to put together a collection, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite styles for you to browse. Happy shopping!

(editor’s note: This roundup was such a hit last year, we’ve updated all the picks for 2019. Enjoy!)

Below, the best 20 fall jackets for guys in 2019:

1. Abercrombie & Fitch, $150

SG Says: A bomber jacket with sherpa collar, zip-up front and pockets throughout. Love!

2. Gap, $128

SG Says: What, did you think we were done talking about trucker jackets and all the variations on a classic jean jacket, like this shearling-lined version from Gap?

Think again.

3. Scotch & Soda, $225

SG Says: Can’t get enough of quilted jackets at SG HQ. How ’bout you?

4. Obey, $74

SG Says: Don’t sleep on shirt jackets for fall! This one from Obey feels more laid-back surfer than burly mountain man.

And that millennial pink stripe popping against the aqua? Total chef’s kiss.

5. Uniqlo, $100

SG Says: A mac coat is great for fall’s unpredictable weather. Get a good one in a neutral color like navy, black, or khaki and you’ll have it forever.

6. Alpha Industries, $150

SG Says: Like we weren’t going to include the OG bomber?!

That said, Alpha Industries is so much more than their iconic flight jacket. For instance, we love love LOVE this new field jacket, an exclusive collab with J.Crew, that mixes fighter pilot-ready nylon with a corduroy-lined collar and barn patch pockets

7. J.Crew, $150

SG Says: Say it with us now: It’s always a good time to wear a field jacket.

8. American Eagle, $90

SG Says: Don’t sleep on corduroy this fall!

This trucker jacket from American Eagle feels fresh both because of its color (tough guy black) and material (cozy corduroy).

9. Topman, $175

SG Says: A topcoat or car coat looks SO good on guys; we honestly don’t know why more of you don’t wear them. It’s such a laissez-faire way to do upscale style. A total “rich guy going out for coffee on a Saturday morning” vibe.

This Topman style has a subtle plaid that adds visual interest without being overly busy. You’ll look and feel stylish and sophisticated, without feeling like you’re wearing a StAtEmEnT CoAt you can only bust out for special occasions.

10. Original Penguin, $150

SG Says: Style plate Brooklyn Beckham wore this and Esquire covered it, and we love it for you. The end.

11. Everlane, $98

SG Says: How do we love a bomber jacket? Let us count the ways. Actually, make it five. Five ways to wear a bomber jacket this season, right this way.

12. Old Navy, $59

SG Says: A staple for any guy’s closet, this military-style jacket from Old Navy fits the bill, and your budget.

13. Bonobos, $198

SG Says: This coat looks like something Kendall Roy would wear on Succession (in a good way?).

> Check out five ways to wear a shearling-lined jacket

14. Hill City, $158

SG Says: Yes, it’s a shirt jacket that we already featured this month. We just like it that much!

And yes, you should spend a little extra to get one that’s water-repellant and insulated, like this one from Hill City.

15. DSTLD, $90

SG Says: By definition, a field coat keeps you protected from the “elements.” Given the right material, they can be worn with nearly anything, making it a super versatile jacket for your coat closet.

Perfect for a walk on a brisk October morning or for an outdoor lunch with friends, field coats are meant for comfort, while still keeping your style game on point.

> See five ways to wear a field jacket

16. Mitchell & Ness, $100

SG Says: A little bit skater, this coach’s jacket from Mitchell & Ness would look great with dark denim, white t-shirt and chunky sneakers (ooh, or lace-up boots).

Simple. Stylish. Easy.

17. Champion, $90

SG Says: ‘Tis the season…of inclement weather. On days when you’re going on a run in 50 degrees or covering up your outfit during a 70 degree downpour, this lightweight Champion jacket will fit the bill.

18. Barbour, $280

SG Says: Nothing matches the autumn season like a great quilted coat. It’ll weather anything the elements throw at it and look even more stylish as it gets older (just like you, hopefully)

> See how this cashmere company founder dresses for a week

19. Levi’s $90

SG Says: Like we said…not. done. with. denim. jackets. yet.

20. Bonobos, $198

SG Says: Familiar style (chore coats ftw!) + luxe wool fabric + unexpected color = style win

Don’t forget!

A nice coat can really pull together a look, so don’t let it be an afterthought. Instead, see your top layer as the perfect opportunity for you to further express your personal style.

Plus – duh – coats keep you warm!  Talk about a win-win.

Ready to shortcut your way to fall style? Talk to a member of Team SG about creating a shopping plan personalized to you.

>> Want more autumn inspiration? Shop our fall footwear picks