Buyer’s Guide | 8 Jackets for Spring and Summer

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Spring/Summer weather can be a bit unpredictable as some of you may be experiencing right now (Londoners, you hear me). While it’d be nice to be able to leave the house in a tee without a care in the world, it’s wise to think ahead and keep something relative lightweight and roll-up friendly on your person. We’ve thrown together a few options to help in the search. A selection that shouldn’t kick off a sweat but might offer some protection if it all goes pear shaped weather-wise.

Click on for our Spring/Summer 8.

TenderWoad Dyed Guard Jacket

Made from a light twill cotton, another gem from British Brand Tender. Cow horn buttons, copper rivets, dyed with woad indigo – this is based on a 1930′s Rail Guard Jacket. Check out the big pockets, imagine all the nonsense you could carry about in those.

COSBaseball Jacket

Thinner than pictures may suggest, a more affordable option in this line-up. A simple textured baseball style jacket with raglan sleeves and press studs. Ribbed collar, cuffs and waistband – the nice n’ easy member of our 8.

VisvimHickory Kimono

At the other end of the scale – If you’re looking to spend a few more notes this Visvim Kimono will do a bit of wallet damage. It’s pretty cool though, 100% woven Japanese cotton, those traditional length sleeves will allow a little breeze to the elbows on a warmer day. For those not up for the search for an original Kimono.

C.EPVC Rain Jacket

C.E present a transparent version of a Coach Jacket. 100% waterproof (although no hood) this is perfect if you’ve just bought a new tee and are looking to show off. Please resist the temptation to wear nothing underneath this.

A.P.CBlouson Jacket

A.P.C present a take on the Harrington or old time scout jacket. Fire truck red, the little tab detail on the collar is a nice touch as is the elasticated waist and cuffs. A smart number, keeping it loud colour-wise but understated in terms of design.

Batten SportswearPullover Anorak

It’s gonna rain. In fact, from where I’m sitting, it seems to be doing just that right now. If you know the weather’s gonna take a turn a pullover isn’t a bad option, although taking this on and off over your head will probably see you keeping it on until bedtime. Not a bad thing though when a jacket looks as good as this. 100% Taslan, U.S.A made.

MarniContrast Sleeve Jacket

Marni know how to pick a shade of blue. The contrast colour on the sleeves saves this from boring. A canvas jacket with four front pockets and a button adjustable waist. This feels like the most Spring-y of this collection, don’t know why, just does.

WarehouseHellers Cafe Checked Jacket

A superb piece from Warehouse’s Hellers Cafe collection by vintage don Larry McKaughan. This pleated front checked jacket is a nice alternative for those who find it hard to part from their denim number during warmer months. Unwashed Palaka cotton, Donut buttons, cinched back blouson style fit. Nice job.

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