Spring Coats for Unpredictable Weather

As the season begins to transition into spring, unpredictable weather is bound to follow. With the daily forecast becoming more incalculable, it’s important to have stylish weatherproof gear in your closet. While North Face jackets were alright for your early collegiate years, it’s time to upgrade your outerwear. From updated baseball jackets to waxed cotton coats, all of these outerwear pieces are built to last through tough conditions. Not only are these jackets durable but they are also less bulky than your winter gear, making it easy to shed as the weather changes throughout the day. As those pesky rainy and humid days approach, throw on some of these great picks that’ll brave any weather in these coming months.

Penfield has long been a favorite brand of mine for great jackets for the spring. The Rochester Rain Jacket is made out of a durable nylon that is durable for April showers but stylish enough to wear out for a casual day around the city. The color block look of this jacket is very much in trend with the current trends this season.

Baracuta Blue Label has created the most stylish trench coat  inspired by military outerwear. The G15 Ripstop made of ripstop cotton has a few military accents that makes this trench stand out from the rest. The lightweight material will ensure that the jacket won't weigh you down as many other trench coats do. 

This Baseball Jacket by Gant by Michael Bastian is perfect for a casual outing when the temperature calls for a lightweight jacket. Made in a lightweight cotton material, this baseball jacket truly exudes a casual and sporty feel. Pair it with some jeans and some high tops to finish off this classic look.

The field jacket is quintessential with spring outerwear. The utility of the Wyatt Field Jacket makes it perfect for the weekend, and the lightweight material of this Coach piece makes it a must-have. Finished in a waxed cotton with a quilted lining, Coach has updated the field jacket while maintaining the classic feel to this piece.

Winter Jacket Style Picks

It's hard to stay looking good underneath the many layers that are needed to keep us warm during the winter months. A friend once asked me "Gabe, how do you suggest one can stay looking stylish and good while wearing possibly every article of clothing I own in order not to freeze outside?" My answer, pick a great durable utility jacket that functions not only as a jacket to keep you warm but also a stylish piece that will look great no matter what the temperature reads outside. 

My following three picks are a few of my favorite styles of winter jackets out right now. They're not your typical puffy down jacket that your mother used to send you out the door for school, they're stylish with unique details which set them apart from all the other jackets out there. With the use of many buttons and buckles these three jackets hit the mark on the military trend that has been big over the last few seasons. The trend is so big that Authentic Apparel Group created a US Army Apparel collection in collaboration with the US Army, their Airborne Army Coat pictured below is one of my favorites to grab out the door. Another brand I love right now is Woolrich John Rich & Bros. who created the Arctic Parka picked out here in this post. For a bit more of a polished and work friendly look, there is this Baracuta Blue Label Trench Coat from their Fall/Winter 2014 collection that made its debut at Milano Moda Uomo last week. Beat the cold and look great wearing any of these three picks.

Baracuta Blue Label Trench Coat

Authentic Apparel Airborne Army Coat

Authentic Apparel Airborne Army Coat

Woolrich John Rich & Bros Arctic Parka