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Lightweight Coats for Spring: Considering the Coach’s Jacket


One of our favorite style writers, Jacob Gallagher over at the Wall Street Journal, recently highlighted the coach’s jacket: a clean lightweight coat which resembles a shirt jacket and can easily be dressed up or down depending on the situation.

Click here to read the piece. Gallagher has a good way of explaining this garment as an American classic and placing it in the context of fashion’s ongoing ’90s revivalism.

We love the coach’s jacket for its looks and its versatility, working year-round as a layering piece but perhaps most perfect in spring, worn by itself.

Most coach’s jackets have a nylon shell. Gallagher’s article contains praise for ACNE‘s version, one of our favorites: it doesn’t wrinkle and stays sharp. The jacket you see above is by Saturdays NYC and made from cotton. Four more options are below for your consideration.

coach2Shop coach’s jackets from: Saturdays NYC | Zanerobe | ACNE Studios | Robert Graham | Native Youth

Shop: men’s lightweight & shirt jackets

Related: How to Wear a Bomber Jacket for Spring