Selectism Buyer’s Guide | 10 Lightweight Coats for Spring

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Selectism Buyers Guide | 10 Lightweight Coats for Spring

It’s still the dead of winter for a lot of us but with Spring/Summer 2014 collections just being delivered in stores now, it’s time to start budgeting for those pieces you’ve been eyeing. One of the more important wardrobe decisions you’ll make is one for your coat — finding the right balance between functionality and style is important because your spring jacket should be versatile and wearable with any outfit you choose to layer under. Outerwear isn’t the cheapest clothing category but we’ve compiled a list here that spans from investment-worthy to affordable. Browse our top 10 selections for this season’s spring coats below.

 

Selectism Buyers Guide | 10 Lightweight Coats for Spring

Barbour Olive Northumbria Wax Jacket

We strongly believe every man should have a good wax jacket, and Barbour is one of the best you can get one from. This classic style in olive would transition you well from cold weather to warm. ($367)

 

Selectism Buyers Guide | 10 Lightweight Coats for Spring

Saturdays Surf Steel Blue Maurice Trench

The classic Maurice Trench for Saturdays returns in this refreshing light blue colorway. Unexpected yet understated and refined. ($275)

 

Selectism Buyers Guide | 10 Lightweight Coats for Spring

Nudie Jeans Frederik Selvage Coat 

Part of their Selvage Tailoring collection, the Frederik is inspired by worker’s jackets of the 19th century, as can be seen in the silhouette and large front pockets. Although it’s crafted from 11.5-oz denim, the coat is unlined and maintains that lightness for ease of wearing. ($800)

 

Selectism Buyers Guide | 10 Lightweight Coats for Spring

Baracuta Ivory Label G10 Raincoat 

We recently showed you the handcrafting process of this raincoat. A remake of the first Baracuta icon in lighter cotton, it features a removable lining for even lighter wear. Available online starting March 5. ($795)

 

Selectism Buyers Guide | 10 Lightweight Coats for Spring

Norse Projects Deep Teal Thor Light Cotton Coat

This teal coat made of soft cotton is another good raincoat that doesn’t look like one. The showerproof piece has hidden buttons and flat pockets (and another hidden inside) for a cleanly cut look. ($268

 

Selectism Buyers Guide | 10 Lightweight Coats for Spring

Uniforms for the Dedicated Sand Stokely Sunday Coat

Uniforms collaborated with painter Antonio Lourenco for the special floral lining of this Italian terry twill jacket. Also has hidden buttons and flat pockets with a straight A-line silhouette. ($343)

 

Selectism Buyers Guide | 10 Lightweight Coats for Spring

April77 Ceremony Weller Army Parka

This fishtail gabardine jacket has a cleanly cut and simple silhouette that makes it a versatile addition to your wardrobe. Style it as a sporty or refined look depending on your mood with the detachable hoodie and drawstring waist. Unique pocket placements on the front also add that extra level of detail. ($553)

 

Selectism Buyers Guide | 10 Lightweight Coats for Spring

Carhartt Saffron Martin Wax Coat

Unlined and coated with permanent wax, the Martin coat in saffron yellow is a good option for the warmer seasons. Shaped like a classic mac jacket with contrast corduroy collars, this will last you multiple wears and seasons. ($275)

 

Selectism Buyers Guide | 10 Lightweight Coats for Spring

Stone Island Ghost Camo Performance Cotton Parka

Stone Island offer this monochromatic jacket in 3L performance cotton made by bonding two fine cotton layers with a lightweight wind and water-resistant “inner membrane.” The snap buttons, zipper hardware and multiple front pockets make this an easy-to-wear sporty layering option. Available online this week. ($998)

 

Selectism Buyers Guide | 10 Lightweight Coats for Spring

Maison Kitsune Mustard Duffle Coat

Kitsune design this toggle coat with stiff cotton and linen that sits just right on the body. Rope and toggle fastening make it casual and youthful, but the style is timeless and crosses over well among different age groups. Also available in navy. ($726)

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