Go-To Outerwear for Spring

March 19th, 2015

Winter is almost over, which means for those of us who love menswear, we have to say goodbye to some of our favorite outerwear pieces.

The good news is, there’s some great lightweight jackets on the market that are perfect for that transition period from Winter to Spring.

Here are three of our favorites, to get you thinking.

A Lighter Leather


There are leather jackets for the Fall/Winter, and there are leather jackets for the Spring/Summer. The latter are lightweight, super minimalist (like this cafe racer style) and cut from a buttersoft lambskin in a lighter shade (like this sage green).


Essential Light Gray Trouser

3/4 Length Mac


A simple cotton mac is a wardrobe essential for the Spring time. It’s a go-to raincoat that you can wear dressed-up or down, whether it’s raining or not. Look for one in a neutral color (like this cool stone grey) that’s water resistant, trim through the body, and hits around mid-thigh.


Moonlight Birdseye Suit

Sky Blue Broadcloth Shirt

The Cotton Bomber


A cotton bomber is underrated in the menswear game. This is your Spring/Summer alternative to that casual peacoat or varsity jacket that you’ve been wearing all winter. Look for one with a trim fit and a ribbed hem that hits a few inches below the waist. Keep the design nice and simple, the color saturated but neutral, and the collar popped like your doing you’re best James Dean impression.

  • Cotton bomber by Gucci ·
  • Sweater by Gucci ·
  • Brown suede Ring belt by Brooks Brothers ·
  • Grey wool flannel 5-pocket jeans by Z Zegna ·
  • Chocolate suede captoe boots by Johnston & Murphy

Thanks, as always, for reading.

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier


Photography by Alex Crawford. Styling by Dan Trepanier. Modeling by Will Howe