The days are shortening and the leaves is falling: whether we like it or not, the cooler months are fast approaching. Fear not: autumn is when your sartorial prowess can really start to shine. This is the season for embracing versatile layers and rich textures. Farewell your barely-there summer wardrobe and stock up on a reliable rotation of autumn jackets that will keep you feeling warm and looking cool. Keep an eye out for lightweight, easy-to-layer styles that you can throw on over a jumper or hoodie and layer under a heavier coat when winter comes.

From utilitarian-style worker jackets to tried-and-true bomber jackets, we've rounded up a selection of the best men's jackets to see you through autumn and through to next spring.

Best men's autumn jackets to buy in 2024

L'Estrange Modular Mac

You can never go wrong with a classic mac coat. This version from London label L'Estrange gets our pick for the tricky in-between months. Sustainably crafted from a combination of organic cotton and recycled nylon, it boasts a PFC-free water repellent finish, making it the perfect layer for any weather. Throw it on over a Breton top and team with loafers and straight-leg trousers for a timeless smart-casual look.

Form&Thread's Corduroy Gallery Jacket is cut for a relaxed fit, making it the ultimate men's autumn jacket, ideal for layering over a sweatshirt or cashmere knit. Crafted in Portugal from a weighty 8-wale cotton corduroy and garment-dyed for an especially rich colour, it's made to stand the test of time. Style it with tailored trousers and canvas trainers for a fail-safe everyday look.

ASKET Zip Jacket

ASKET's bestselling Zip Jacket fuses the elegance of a coach jacket silhouette with the functionality of a full-blown down jacket, making it a stylish yet practical go-to for the autumn months. Made from recycled nylon with a fluoro-free water repellent surface treatment and Primaloft™ Silver insulation from recycled PET bottles, it's a win for your wardrobe and a win for the planet.

Wax London Iggy Jacket

Add some oomph to your wardrobe with this statement-making jacket from Wax London. Crafted from a textured jacquard cotton fabric, it's lightweight enough for layering under heavier outerwear. Style it with dark denim jeans, white leather trainers and an elegant overcoat for fuss-free smart-casual style.

ISTO. Cotton Safari Jacket

With its roots in military attire, the safari jacket endures today as a year-round outerwear staple. This version from Portuguese label ISTO. stays true to the classic safari silhouette, with four spacious front pockets, a pull string waist adjuster and a robust zip as well as natural corozo buttons. Made from recycled cotton gabardine, it's as sturdy as it is stylish, ready for any adventure.

Artknit Studios Organic Cotton Jacket

Beautifully crafted in Italy from a sturdy yet soft mid weight organic cotton, this easy-to-wear Artknit Studios jacket is a fail-safe wardrobe staple that you'll reach for time and again. Team it with jeans and sneakers or dress it up with tailored trousers and elegant leather penny loafers.

Closed Worker Jacket

Closed never fails to impress with its easy-to-wear everyday staples, like this understated worker jacket in a versatile dark blue wash. As part of the brand's sustainable 'A Better Blue' line, it's made from an innovative and eco-friendly regenerative cotton fabric. Wear it with with dark raw denim jeans, a hoodie and high-top sneakers for a fresh take on streetwear style.

Forét Aurora Sherpa Jacket

A fleece jacket is an autumn menswear must-have. This practical outer or mid-layer will look great with anything from jeans and Chelsea boots to hiking gear. We love this recycled polyester version from Danish label Forét, which features contrast pockets and a handy two-way zip.

Non Raw Black Raglan Jacket

You can't go wrong with a classic denim jacket. For an updated take on everyone's favourite casual staple, look to Non, a London-based brand doing epic things with denim. Non's Raglan Jacket – seen here in 'raw black', is engineered from raw unwashed selvedge denim (made from a sustainable blend of recycled and organic cotton) with a rigid hand-feel that's designed to soften and develop a unique patina over time.

Passenger Alder Cord Jacket

Whether you're spending time in the great outdoors or simply running errands around town, Passenger has you sorted, with this rugged workwear-inspired corduroy jacket that's as practical as it is stylish. Made from recycled cotton corduroy and lined with recycled polar fleece, it's a warm and reliable layer that you'll be happy to have on hand when the temperature drops.

For more autumn style inspiration, discover our pick of the best men's overshirts to buy.