While flannels, boots, and corduroy pants are all key components of a solid fall wardrobe, there is no more important item to have in your closet post-Labor Day than a good fall jacket. The best fall jackets for men combine warmth, style, and protection from the elements so you won’t be caught cold, wet, or — perhaps worst of all — unfashionable. Jokes aside, it can be tough to find an autumn coat that combines everything you need in one garment, which is why we’ve put together this guide to the best fall jackets.
Regardless of where you fall on the style spectrum, you’ll be able to find a fall jacket that suits your needs within the following paragraphs. Prefer the classics? Then you’ll love our selection of moto jackets, bombers, and truckers in waxed cotton, leather, corduroy, and denim. More interested in rugged workwear that you can put through the wringer? Check out our field jackets, chore coats, and shirt jackets. Fancy something, well, fancy? Then have a look at our picks for peacoats, car coats, and designer jackets. We’ve covered all your autumn jacket bases, so have a look below to discover some must-have fall style.
Banana Republic Corduroy Trucker Jacket
Two classic looks for fall are the trucker jacket and coats made from corduroy. Here, Banana Republic combines the two in an easy-wearing and good-looking jacket that essentially works as a softer, more autumn-appropriate version of your favorite denim trucker. It’s made from 99% cotton with 1% elastane for a touch of stretch and features a point collar, snap buttons, and a handy zippered pocket at the chest.
J.Crew Wallace & Barnes Corduroy Chore Jacket
Speaking of corduroy, you’d be hard-pressed to find a jacket that elevates the fabric better than this option from J.Crew’s high-end imprint Wallace & Barnes. Rather than using a trucker jacket as a base, W&B has opted to remake the humble chore coat, outfitting the classic patch-pocketed design with sustainably sourced, Fair Trade- Certified cotton corduroy that’s ultra-soft. Available in two colors, we recommend the “Roasted Caramel” option for any apple-picking adventures.
Patagonia Classic Retro-X Jacket
While a lot less formal than a corduroy jacket, the fleece pullover is a classic fall jacket in its own right. They simply don’t get any better than the ones made by the fleece experts over at Patagonia, and their Retro-X version adds some throwback style to their tried and true formula. This full-zip fleece is constructed from a warm and soft bonded sherpa fleece exterior, a windproof/breathable barrier layer, and a moisture-wicking knit-mesh lining.
Todd Snyder Italian Boucle Wool Shirt Jacket
Boucle may be one of the trendiest fabrics in the furniture industry at the moment, but the bumpy material also looks pretty sharp on a jacket. Todd Snyder proves that point with this contemporary shirt jacket that features a modern cut, oversized chest pockets, warm 100% wool fabric in a boucle weave, and genuine horn buttons. You’re probably not going to do any manual labor in this thing, but at least you’ll look good.
Spier & Mackay Olive Moleskin Field Jacket
Even more unexpected than the corduroy jacket mashups from earlier in this guide is this unique pairing of two fall staples: the field jacket and moleskin fabric. While military-inspired field jackets tend to be more rough and tumble, often constructed of waxed cotton, Spier & Mackay has crafted the tactical silhouette in velvety-soft 100% cotton moleskin from Brisbane Moss. Sold in a fall-appropriate Olive color, this elevated field jacket features four flap pockets and a flattering interior drawstring at the waist.
Buck Mason Storm Stopper Bomber Jacket
Buck Mason has mastered the art of menswear basics, so it’s no surprise that their new take on the classic bomber jacket — one of the most essential men’s jacket designs ever — is an absolute knockout. This fully-lined bomber in Deep Olive is cut from a hefty cotton-blend twill that’s been treated with a water-resistant DWR finish. It features PrimaLoft insulation, making this considerably warmer than your average bomber, and the lining is crafted from durable ripstop nylon.
Relwen Windzip Jacket
A part of the brand’s stellar Windzip collection, this jacket from Relwen is basically a Swiss army knife for your closet. The jacket is quite literally built to withstand any type of fall weather you might encounter. Its exterior is breathable yet water-resistant, it’s filled with warm 60-gram down-alternative insulation, and it contains a solid amount of Spandex for heightened mobility and comfort. Oh, and did we mention it looks great too?
Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker
When a jacket is the most requested coat on Huckberry — and one of the most popular items on the site overall — then you know it’s something special. And that’s exactly what F&T’s Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker is: something special. Cut and sewn in Los Angeles, this rugged and handsome coat can hold up to a hard day’s work with its weather-resistant Martexin 7 oz. sailcloth exterior, while its buttery soft and smooth flannel blanket lining will keep you enrobed in warmth and comfort.
Filson Lined Denim Short Cruiser Jacket
We love a good denim jacket, and we really love their look for fall. The thing is, though, they typically aren’t the warmest option around. Unless, of course, you’re talking about Filson’s Lined Denim Short Cruiser. Rather than being your typical thin denim jacket, this fall-ready coat from Filson is fully lined with the American heritage brand’s iconic Alaskan Guide Flannel — essentially packing a full flannel shirt inside a jean jacket. It is, quite frankly, a match made in heaven.
When you’re talking about waxed cotton jackets, you absolutely cannot leave Barbour out of the conversation. The legendary British brand practically invented the material and has been pioneering its uses for over a century. The Ashby is one of the brand’s staples, a sleeker and more modern take on their classic Bedale waxed cotton field jacket silhouette. Even if you never even think about hunting in the Scottish Highlands, your fall wardrobe will still greatly appreciate this hard-wearing and luxurious heirloom-quality garment.
Bonobos The English Tweed Car Coat
A lot of the fall jackets in this guide lean more rugged and casual in appearance — your field jackets, truckers, bombers, etc. But more formal events happen in the fall just as frequently as in any other season, and for those situations, we recommend a classic and classy car coat. This option from Bonobos will really turn heads thanks to its 100% English wool tweed construction. Half-lined with welt pockets, functional button cuffs, and flap pockets at the waist, this warm and dressy coat is no delicate flower — it packs a water-resistant exterior.
Reiss Pike Suede Zip Through Trucker Jacket
Let’s say you love the trucker jacket silhouette but are looking for something a bit more appropriate for dinner at a fancy restaurant or a night out on the town than the usual waxed cotton or denim varieties. For those times, we recommend the Pike from Reiss. A luxe take on a casual staple, this sleek trucker is crafted from gorgeous and supple suede and features a pair of snap-shut chest pockets, silver-tone hardware, and a two-way zipper.
Billy Reid Bond Peacoat
Depending on where you live, the peacoat — a classic style derived from centuries-old Naval garments — is either a fall or winter jacket. Whichever side of the coin you find yourself, you need a peacoat in your cold-weather rotation, and there is simply no version better than Billy Reid’s cult-favorite. Ironically worn on-screen by James Bond himself (the coat was named for Billy Reid’s Bond Street store), the jacket is made from warm melton wool and features leather trim, genuine horn buttons, and a perfect tapered cut.
Taylor Stitch The Moto Jacket
Like the peacoat, a good leather jacket is another option that deserves a spot in your wardrobe. And like Billy Reid with their peacoat, Taylor Stitch has basically mastered the leather jacket. The San Francisco brand’s Moto Jacket is a modern classic that’s not just for bikers — though riders will surely appreciate it. Made in collaboration with fellow SF mainstay and leather jacket legends Golden Bear, this incredible-looking, heirloom-quality jacket is crafted from chrome-tanned, drum-dyed, 3.5-oz. full-grain steerhide. It’s also fully lined and features Thinsulate insulation, making it ideal for cooler weather — whether you ride or not.
Tom Ford Slim-Fit Panelled Ribbed Wool and Quilted Shell Down Jacket
Tom Ford is the master of luxury menswear, with the American designer’s pieces routinely ranking as the holy grails of their respective spaces. So if you’re looking for one fall jacket to rule them all, then it has to be this mega-stylish number from TF. This unique piece is basically a slim-fitting wool sweater with a built-in down-filled nylon puffer vest. It’s got après-ski written all over it, but it will also work as a dressy-casual fall option for any occasion where you need to be the best-dressed person in the room.
The 15 Best Fall Boots
As we stated, a good jacket is essential for fall — but it’s not the only cold weather item you’ll need. A good pair of fall boots is necessary to protect your feet, so have a look at our guide to discover 15 great ones.