It’s hard to not fall in love with fall. Crisp temperatures that aren’t too frigid, fall coffee flavors taking over your local coffee shop and fashionable layers draping your body to keep you warm whenever a chilly autumn breeze makes its way by. Although we crush hard on fall fashion favorites like the best beanies, scarves and of course, handsome-looking boots, we would be nothing without autumn’s main fashion staple: men’s fall jackets.
Men’s fall jackets are an EDC accessory once temperatures start to drop. They go from collecting dust in your closet all summer long to becoming the last thing you grab on your way out of the house every time you leave. Leaving your place without a fall jacket this season is essentially the same as stepping outside without any shoes — you simply don’t do it.
Unlike the best winter coats, men’s fall jackets are built to be a little bit lighter than something you’d throw on in January. That’s because if you were to wear your giant snow-ready puffer in October, you’d probably sweat your ass off. Men’s fall jackets keep wearers both cozy and temperate in brisk weather, which is all you really want this time of year anyway.
Not only should men’s fall jackets keep you toasty, but they also need to be stylish. You don’t want to walk out of the front door looking drab this season, do you? Of course not. With that said, read on and discover the best men’s fall jackets to wear now.
1. Everlane Bomber Jacket
Bomber jackets are a tried and true classic cover-up option for dudes to wear this fall. They’ve got a classically militaristic design to them with a shape everyone looks official in. Our favorite bomber jacket for fall this season comes straight from Everlane’s Uniform collection. Each jacket is made with cotton and recycled polyester with a water-resistant exterior and cozy interior. There are pockets on both flaps of the jacket and even an extra on the arm for safekeeping smaller items. Everlane trusts this jacket so much that it’s backed with a 365-day guarantee in case any holes, stretching or pilling occurs. Just give it back and they’ll send a brand new one, no questions asked.
Everlane Bomber Jacket
2. Barbour ‘Powell’ Regular Fit Quilted Jacket
If you’re a fan of bomber jackets, we’re sure you’re going to obsess over quilted jackets. The Powell from Barbour is a diamond-quilted jacket that’s lined in soft fleece to keep you cozy throughout your chipper day. Although it’s regular-fit, it fits a little more on the roomier side so you’ve got that extra space you need when moving around town. The front of the jacket utilizes both a hidden from zipper and button plackets depending on your preference. It’s topped off with a stand collar for some extra swagger.
Barbour 'Powell' Regular Fit Quilted Jacket
3. Amazon Essentials Water-Resistant Softshell Jacket
A lightweight jacket with a water-resistant outer shell at a bargain price you won’t find elsewhere? It’s going to be a yes from us. This handsome jacket comes from none other than Amazon Essentials to provide dryness and warmth all season long. Each jacket has a full frontal zip and a stand-up collar to keep the heat in where it should be. In addition to that, Amazon doesn’t screw you over with color choices. Choose from seven in total, including this handsome green pictured below.
Amazon Essentials Men's Water-Resistant Softshell Jacket
4. Bonobos English Tweed Car Coat
The English Tweed Car Coat from Bonobos is one that’ll make your knees weak. This luxurious coat uses high-end tweed from a famous English mill, making this not only one of the best-looking men’s fall jackets on the list but absolutely one of the most refined. It’s patterned in a small checked design that boasts browns, reds, greens and blacks throughout. Each jacket is complete with welt pockets and a button-down front to help keep the heat inside.
Bonobos English Tweed Car Coat
5. Lululemon Navigation Stretch Down Jacket
Puffer jackets are a hit or miss during the fall, but that’s because a lot of the best puffer jackets for men are too hot to be considered in any way autumnal. Thankfully, that’s not the case with Lululemon’s Navigation Stretch Down Jacket. This bad boy is a lightweight, fall-ready jacket with a water-resistant, windproof exterior and extra stretchy fabric. It’s packed with 700-fill-power goose down to keep you snug and holds feathers in place to lock in warmth. Colors? They’ve got plenty! But we’re really loving this copper brown look the most.
Lululemon Navigation Stretch Down Jacket
6. Levi’s Men’s Faux Leather Sherpa Aviator Bomber
Real leather is in, faux leather is out. Sorry about it. Levi’s has one of the best men’s fall jackets of the season with this striking sherpa aviator bomber available at Target. Like all leather (and leather lookalikes), it has an effortless badassness to it that will take your fall fashion up a level. The jacket is complete with a ribbed hem and cuffs to trap heat inside and keep the cold out and is topped with a sherpa trim at the color peaking out.
Levi's Men's Faux Leather Sherpa Aviator Bomber
7. Tommy Hilfiger Classic Zip Front Polar Fleece Jacket
Made popular by those North Face jackets from elementary through high school, Tommy Hilfiger takes that age-old design by running it into a preppier light. WIth a polar fleece fabric, this is a go-to transitional jacket you’ll take straight into layering even further in the winter. It’s designed with a frontal zip to keep the heat in and displays stylish features like the Tommy Hilfiger logo and standing collar. While we’re crushing hard on that classic Tommy red, colors are also available toned down in blacks, greys and blues.
Tommy Hilfiger Classic Zip Front Polar Fleece Jacket
8. BDG Pattern Quilted Shirt Jacket
Although this jacket looks extra-warm, keep in mind that the warmness level is average enough for fall, but in no way for winter. I recently had the chance to check this one out for myself at an Urban Outfitters in NYC and found it to be the perfect autumn jacket. It’s lightweight, cushy and perfectly colored for fall fashion. The jacket is made with cotton and is topped with a paisley-ish pattern that will have you stand out from a sea of solid-colored men’s fall jackets this year.
BDG Pattern Quilted Shirt Jacket
9. Flint and Tinder Wool Overshirt
Overshirts are confusing to us. Are they shirts? Are they jackets? Who really knows. Nonetheless, they’re warm, comfortable and stylish, so however you choose to wear them, you’re going to look good. If you opt for the jacket option of the wool overshirt, check out this looker from Flint and Tinder. It’s got a “cabin in the woods” feel to it that says, “I’ve been chopping wood all day and I looked good doing it.” You know what we mean? Each overshirt is made with a heavy-duty construction that will last you years upon years, so we’re sure you’ll have this one hanging in your closet for decades.
Flint and Tinder Wool Overshirt
10. L.L.Bean x Todd Snyder Hi-Pile Sherpa Shirt Jacket
L.L.Bean and Todd Snyder have collaborated yet again to give us one of the coolest looking teddy jackets perfect for fall. Teddy jackets have surprisingly come into the male space a few years back and we can’t be upset in the slightest about it. Like, come on, they’re way too cozy to be mad. The Hi-Pile is durable in a colorblock style to keep you in style all season long. It’s got a few pockets for keeping valuables and zips right up in the front. Keep in mind that this jacket runs a bit small, so you’re going to want to size up if you like yours roomier.
L.L.Bean x Todd Snyder Hi-Pile Sherpa Shirt Jacket
11. Alex Mill Work Jacket in Fine Wale Corduroy
Alex Mill understood the assignment. This jacket is cut from corduroy, a soft and insulating cotton fabric that happens to be very fall-friendly. Plus, colors like amber, golden khaki and dark spruce are sure to get you in the apple-picking, pumpkin-spice drinking mood, even if you’re not into any of that. The jacket has three outer patch pockets and one interior pocket.
Alex Mill Work Jacket
12. Club Monaco Suede Trucker Jacket
Club Monaco is one of the best spots for modern, minimalist menswear. It’s not cheap, per se, but the well-designed basics are less expensive than they look. This suede jacket is made from soft goat leather, and it combines the best details of a bomber and trucker jacket. The chest pocket, shirt-style collar and button-front placket borrow from a trucker, while the ribbed cuffs and hem resemble a bomber. Plus, the brown color is perfect for fall.
Club Monaco Suede Trucker Jacket
13. LL Bean x Todd Snyder Fleece Jacket
LL Bean makes the kind of classic, outdoorsy-but-not-too-technical clothing that makes it a destination for discerning menswear nerds like Todd Snyder. Snyder linked up with Bean on a second collaboration, and this fleece shirt jacket is one of the standouts. It feels vintage-inspired yet modern, and the fuzzy fabric is sure to keep you warm.
LL Bean Todd Snyder Jacket
14. The North Face Resolve Jacket
BEST FOR RAIN
There’s a lot to love about this jacket, but perhaps the best thing is the sheer variety in color. Amazon offers nearly two dozen different options, including vibrant neon shades, muted earth tones, and staples like black and navy. It’s a good option if you’re expecting a wet autumn — it’s made from waterproof ripstop nylon, and the funnel neck and packable hood assist in keeping you dry. It’s a fairly light jacket, so it’s good for layering.
The North Face Rain Jacket
15. J Crew Ludlow Car Coat
A thigh-length coat may feel like a winter purchase, but J Crew’s Ludlow car coat is perfect for fall. That’s because it’s unlined and made from cotton, rather than being a down jacket with a warm fill. The brown and beige houndstooth pattern is ideal for autumn, and the jacket can be dressed up with a wool sweater or kept casual with a hoodie and chinos.
J Crew Car Coat
16. LL Bean Men’s Mountain Classic Anorak
BEST FOR HIKING
If you’re looking to spend most of your fall outdoors, but you still want to flex on the people you pass on the hiking trail, look no further than LL Bean’s anorak. It has a color-blocked design that gives it a retro look, while the nylon fabric resists wind and water. Plus, the long half-zip design allows you to breathe if you warm up, and the large zippered pocket provides ample storage space.
LL Bean Mountain Anorak
17. Uniqlo U Recycled Down Jacket
BEST LINER JACKET
Unlike other fast fashion brands, Uniqlo tends to treat its collaborations as actual collaborations — something to revisit year after year, rather than just quick one-offs. Uniqlo U is Uniqlo’s ongoing collaboration with luxury designer Christophe Lemaire, and the down jacket is back yet again. This time around, though, the jacket is made with more recycled components, taken from other donated Uniqlo jackets. It’s based on classic military liner jackets, but with subtle tweaks like an oversized chest pocket and extra padding.
Uniqlo U Down Jacket
18. Pendleton Men’s Jacquard Zip Wool Coat
MADE IN AMERICA
Pendleton is America’s most iconic wool mill, as famous for the fabric itself as it is for its Southwest-inspired patterns. This jacket has a simple bomber-style design, with a ribbed hem, zip front and pointed collar. A panel in the middle features one of Pendleton’s distinctive patterns.
Pendleton Wool Jacket
19. Kapital Jacquard-Trimmed Fleece Jacket
Japanese brand Kapital draws heavily from Americana influences, making for the perfect marriage between Japanese avant-garde and American workwear. This fall jacket is made from warm fleece and has a jacquard floral pattern, plus contrasting paneling around the edges. It’s the perfect jacket for making a statement.
Kapital Fleece Jacket
20. Levis Coduroy Collar Stock Denim Trucker Jacket
A trucker jacket is arguably more of a spring jacket than a fall jacket, but Levi’s added a couple of fall-inspired details. The contrasting corduroy collar gives this jacket a rugged look, while the patch pockets on the chest take inspiration from workwear chore coats. It’ll look great layered over a warm wool sweater.