The 20 Best Fall Jackets for Men to Shop This Season

The best chore coats, blazers, rain coats, bomber jackets and more

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The fall season is officially going to be in effect here soon, which means that you're going to need a jacket—a fall jacket to be exact. For many, fall is the season where some of your best fashion is on display, and fall jackets are a pertinent staple to add to your capsule wardrobe. Why? Well, because they are super stylish, have the ability to elevate any outfit as the final piece, and work very well with boots, t-shirts/undershirts, jeans, chinos, and anything else you can think of. You may be wondering where you should begin, to help get you started, we've put together a guide of the best fall jackets for men to shop this season ranging from more casual jackets like Todd Snyder Olive Glen Plaid Tailor Chore Coat, ($294), to designer pieces such as Prada's Light Polyester Padded Jacket ($2,500).

These jackets are the perfect balance comfort-wise between the summer and fall seasons, and are sure to stylishly get you through the chilly but not-so-cold days ahead. Take a look at some of the best currently available below.

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The Types of Fall Jackets

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As we just mentioned, fall jackets are sort of mixture of what you'll find in summer and winter jackets. Fall jackets are light enough to not be "too hot" for the season, whilst still being crafted with material that will keep you both warm and comfortable for when the weather gets chilly. Chore coats, blazers, rain coats, bomber jackets, and windbreakers are good examples of what qualifies as being a fall jacket. Let's break each one down some more.

Chore coat: A chore coat aka a chore jacket is a durable jacket made from sturdy fabrics (denim and moleskin as examples), and features four pockets. Chore coats were originally worn by farm workers and laborers in the late 19th century.

Blazers: A blazer is essentially a more casual version of a suit jacket, with a military look in terms of its overall cut and design.

Rain coat: A rain coat is a waterproof-jacket made to protect the upper body from rain.

Bomber jacket: A bomber is a jacket that has a cropped length, loose arms and shoulders, and ribbed waistbands, cuffed sleeves, and collars.

Windbreaker: A windbreaker is a thin fabric jacket designed to combat wind and light rain.

The Best Fall Jackets for Men, at a Glance:

1. Todd Snyder Olive Glen Plaid Tailor Chore Coat

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Todd Snyder

Our Editor's Pick for Best Chore Coat

  • Jacket type: Chore coat
  • Material: 100% Linen
  • Color: Green

Todd Snyder's Olive Glen Plaid Tailor Chore Coat is a great chore coat option that is crafted with a basic silhouette clean lines and three patch pockets as some of its very cool features. There's also the inclusion of a butterfly lining, slight lapel roll at the collar, and fabric woven from linen. This is a jacket that gets better with age and time, so if you choose to make the almost $300 investment, rest assured you'll be able to get a lot of use and versatility out of it.


2. Lululemon New Venture Blazer

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Our Editor's Pick for Best Blazer

  • Jacket type: Blazer
  • Material: 77% Polyester, 23% elastomultiester
  • Color: Black, Bone, Classic Navy

Lululemon is a brand where you know you are getting a quality return for the price you pay. They are also one of the most regarded brands in the world as well, and that's proven with their $198 New Venture Blazer, which is lightweight, made with a comfortable polyester/elastomultiester blend, and easily pairable with a lot in your capsule wardrobe. The blazer comes in three different colors, has eyelets that assist with ventilation, zippered pockets, and an internal pocket to carry smaller items.


3. Mack Weldon Stormchaser Jacket

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Mack Weldon

Our Editor's Pick for Best Rain Coat

  • Jacket type: Rain coat
  • Material: 65% Polyester, 35% cotton
  • Color: Thunder Heather, Total Eclipse Blue

Mack Weldon is also a no-frills brand that understands the importance of quality, durability, and getting the job done. If you are specifically looking for a new rain coat/jacket this fall season, consider the brand's $198 Storm Chaser Jacket. The comfort is there with the polyester and cotton blend, and the jacket is a highly technical one that has a 10K waterproof rating, six bonded pockets, a breathable laser cut placket, and an adjustable hood amongst other features. Throw in the lightweight nature, and this is a perfect rain jacket for the fall.


4. Everlane Bomber Jacket

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Our Editor's Pick for Best Bomber

  • Jacket type: Bomber
  • Material: Recycled, water-resistant polyester
  • Color: Black, Deep Navy, Toasted Coconut, Trench Coat Khaki, Kalamata

Not only is Everlane's Bomber Jacket uber stylish with its MA-1 flight jacket style, it's also very sustainable as the jacket is made with recycled, water-resistant cotton–polyester blend. Additional features include magnetic closure pockets, a two-way zipper, a
C0 water-resistant finish is PFC-free for personal and environmental safety, and an overall sleek finish with multiple colors to choose from. A good buy for $148.


5. Columbia Men's Pouration Rain Jacket

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Our Editor's Pick for Best Windbreaker

  • Jacket type: Windbreaker
  • Material: 100% nylon
  • Color: Dark Mountain, Black, Mountain Red, City Grey, Shasta, Raw Honey

Everybody needs at least one windbreaker in their fall lineup. Consider Columbia's Men's Pouration Rain Jacket, which is made with the brand's Omni-Tech™ waterproof technology and has a stow-away hood, a drawcord adjustable hood, zippered hand and chest pockets, underarm venting, and more. Priced at $110, you won't be breaking the bank too much, and the jacket you'll be getting in return is a durable one that can last you for years.


6. Prada's Light Polyester Padded Jacket

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  • Jacket type: Rain coat
  • Material: Light polyester
  • Color: Black, Aluminum

As far as designer option go, Prada's $2,500 Light Polyester Padded Jacket is as technical as what it is stylish as it's made with water-repellent light polyester and the brand's Graphene padding, which favors the regulation of body temperature. What does that mean exactly? Well, in hot weather the heat is dispersed while in cold weather, the heat is evenly distributed to stabilize the body temperature. The jacket is also very lightweight and made with fine microfiber yarns produced from recycled plastic materials to check the sustainability box.


7. J. McLaughlin Suffolk Blazer

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J. Mclaughlin
  • Jacket type: Blazer
  • Material: 100% Wool
  • Color: Dark Navy

If you are looking for a slightly sporty/slightly preppy blazer to take you into the fall season, J. Mclaughlin has you covered with their $598 Suffolk Blazer, which is fully lined in traditional fashion and made of lightweight Italian worsted wool. Described as being "man's other best friend: the perfect navy blazer," the jacket also features a long sleeve, two button closure, welt flap pockets, a chest pocket, and cuff button deals. This is a blazer that can go with anything, and the ultimate capsule staple piece for mixing and matching.


8. Barbour Classic Bedale Wax Jacket

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  • Jacket type: Wax Jacket
  • Material: 100% Waxed Cotton Outer
  • Color: Olive

Folks, this is a $395 jacket you absolutely need for fall. Made with a waxed cotton outer that's super comfortable, the jacket that offers robust weather protection, a  two-way front zip that is reinforced by hardy stud fastenings, moleskin-lined hand-warmer pockets, and a sit-down collar in signature corduroy that can be raised for additional protection in bad weather. And if you had any more questions about the comfort, the jacket also features a 100% cotton lining in the Original Classic Tartan print, so you'll certainly be comfortable.


9. Le Mont St Michel French Work Jacket

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Le Mont St Michel
  • Jacket type: Wax jacket
  • Material: 100% Waxed Cotton Outer
  • Color: Blue, Black, Cream, Tan, Red, and 14 others

Le Mont St Michael is a french brand that has been around for over one hundred years, and their work jacket is one that has never been duplicated. A true chore coat in every sense of the word, the jacket is made with 100% cotton moleskin fabric, is beautifully tailored to beautifully drape over your body, and best of all, the jacket is machine washable, so you don't have to worry about dropping it off at the cleaners. French Luxury is what you are paying the $245 price for, and French Luxury is exactly what you are getting in return.


10. REI Co-op XeroDry GTX Jacket

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  • Jacket type: Rain jacket
  • Material: 100% Recycled polyester
  • Color: Black, Harvest Gold, Saragasso Sea, Shaded Olive, Solar Red

REI's Co-op XeroDry GTX Jacket is a water-repellent jacket built for the toughest of rain conditions. Made with GORE-TEX PACLITE, the jacket offers windproof and waterproof protection, has an angel wing sleeve construction that allows for flexible movements, an adjustable hood that can be tailored to your liking, mesh-lined zippered hand and chest pockets, and a drawcord hem. Should you choose to spend the $179, you'll be fully protected from the rain, and there's multiple colors to choose from as well.


11. Alpha Industries MA-1 Bomber

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Alpha Industries
  • Jacket type: Bomber
  • Material: Nylon
  • Color: Black, Sage, Replica, Gunmetal, Woodland Camo, Vintage Grey

The grandfather of all bomber jackets—Alpha Industries $200 MA-1. What you are getting here is a pretty much an exact replica of the World War I equivalent jacket, as Alpha has pretty much kept the specs exactly the same as the original. In addition to the style, Alpha also gives you quality comfort with the jackets nylon construction, flexibility with the loose arms, and versatility with it's six different color choices. As Future would say..."sensational."


12. Men's UA Sportstyle Windbreaker Jacket

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Under Armour
  • Jacket type: Windbreaker
  • Material: 100% Polyester
  • Color: Black/Pitch Grey, Black/Mod Grey, White/Glacier Blue

Designed to keep you light and cool, this $60 UA Sportstyle Windbreaker has UA Storm technology that is water-repellant, wind-resistant materials and a construction shield for added protection, a lightweight ripstop woven fabric that is lightweight but still comfortable, and a mesh-lining that allows for greater breathability. Oh, and it has secure zip pockets and elastic cuffs as well. Not too hot and not too cold—exactly what a windbreaker should be.


13. Huckberry Wrinkle-Free Chore Coat

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  • Jacket type: Chore coat
  • Material: 65% Polyester, 35% linen
  • Color: French Blue, Smoke, Fossil

Another good spot to grab a chore coat is from Huckberry, which offers their Wrinkle-Free Chore Coat for the price of $158. The jacket is soft and breathable with its polyester/linen blend, and according to Huckberry, gets "better and better with every subsequent wear and wash." Additional features include, top and side entries on the jacket, a top entry chest pocket where you can stash valuables such as your sunglasses, and an inside pocket as well. In short, this is a pocket-loaded jacket that is comfortable and wrinkle-free, meaning this is jacket built for the long run.


14. Charles Tyrwhitt Proper Blazer

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Charles Tyrwhitt
  • Jacket type: Blazer
  • Material: 100% wool
  • Color: Indigo, Navy, Black

Our buddies over at Charles Tyrwhitt know a thing or two about hooking you up with a classic modern suave gentleman (yes we just made that up) look, and there $349 Proper Blazer is a "proper" example of that. Made with 100% Woolmark certified fine Merino wool that is both comfortable and breathable, the Proper Blazer also features a notch lapel, flap pockets, four-button kissing cuffs, and lapwing lining features which serve to accentuate your lines and shoulders beautifully.


15. Bonobos Unconstructed Italian Blazer

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  • Jacket type: Blazer
  • Material: 50% Wool, 50% Cotton
  • Color: Red Herringbone, Light Blue Herringbone, Chocolate Blue Plaid, Eggplant Herringbone

Continuing the blazer conversation, Bonobos calls their $329 Unconstructed Italian Blazer a "lighter, more comfortable way to look sharp," and we couldn't agree more. Despite the modern gentleman look, this blazer is quite technical with its notch lapel, non-functional coat buttons, interior patch pockets, and double vent feature. The lined sleeves are the final touch on this form-fitting jacket, which comes in four delightful colors.


16. Vineyard Vines Corduroy Chore Jacket

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Vineyard Vines
  • Jacket type: Chore coat
  • Material: Cotton corduroy
  • Color: Blue

Another chore coat option to consider is this $198 Corduroy Chore Coat from Vineyard Vines, which is a sleek blue jacket that will take your outfit to the next level. We can't promise you that this jacket will get you the girl of your dreams, but we can promise it will be the center of attention with its soft stretch cotton corduroy composition, fine 16 wale needlecord, and layerability factor for classic styling. Pair this jacket with chinos and loafers, and you've got yourself a winning combination.


17. L.L. Bean 3-Season Bomber

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L.L. Bean
  • Jacket type: Bomber jacket
  • Material: 100% Recycled polyester fleece
  • Color: Black, Light Mahogany, Nautical Navy, Thyme

L.L. Bean's $99 3-Season Bomber accomplishes the mission of being both a bomber and a rain jacket as it has the traditional bomber cut, loose sleeves, and military style, while also featuring two front hand-pockets and a chest pocket, an interior chest pocket, a rib collar, cuffs, and hems for additional comfort, and a
wind-and water-resistant shell amongst other cool specs. Also, L.L. Bean gives you the option of  four different colors (Black, Light Mahogany, Nautical Navy, and Thyme), along with the ability to select either a tall or large size.


18. Ralph Lauren Double-Knit

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Ralph Lauren
  • Jacket type: Bomber jacket
  • Material: 100% Cotton
  • Color: Polo Black, Light Sport Heather

And if you are searching for another polished bomber that serves the purpose of keeping you warm while still being an edgy look, you can also rock with a classic from a classic—Ralph Lauren's $90 Double-Knit Bomber that's made with a sleek cotton-blend fabric, a ribbed baseball collar with a full-zip front, two waist-front snapped pockets with a ribbed hem, and long sleeves with ribbed cuffs. Finishing the look is the brand's iconic Ralph Lauren Pony, which sits on the left chest.


19. Patagonia Houdini Jacket

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  • Jacket type: Windbreaker
  • Material: 1.2 oz. recycled ripstop nylon
  • Color: Belay Blue, Black, Burl Red, Evening Mauve, Shrub Green, and 3 others

Patagonia is one of the kings of the outdoors, and by default, so is their $109 Houdini Jacket, which is made with 1.2 oz. recycled ripstop nylon which the brand says "blocks wind, withstands abrasion and packs down into chest pocket." There's also an adjustable hood that does a solid job of not blocking your peripheral vision, a reflective detail that enhances visibility in low-light conditions, and Patagonia's Durable water repellent aka DWR, which is a specialized coating that provides defense against moisture.


20. Champion Stadium Packable Jacket

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  • Jacket type: Windbreaker
  • Material: 100% Polyester
  • Color: Scarlet, Black, C Gold, Navy, Cargo Olive, Surf The Web

Champion offers their very affordable Stadium Packable Jacket, which has a half-zip front, scuba-style neckline, and a hood with a bungee cord closure as some of it's standout features that help with protection. Champion also claims that this windbreaker is spacious and lightweight enough for you to wear over long-sleeve t-shirts and even sweatshirts, meaning you can adjust how you wear and layer depending on the weather and temperature. Depending on the color, you'll be parting ways with $20 to $40, which is not half bad considering what windbreakers are going for.

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