Spring is officially here, people! But before you run out in pure ecstasy, you should probably know that it’s still too cold to head out in just a T-shirt (especially if you live in the UK) and much too warm to head out with a coat. To get the most out of this transitional season, you need to invest in some light jackets that’ll keep you cool and cosy at the same time.

But without thousands and thousands of different designs and styles to choose from, where do you even begin to look? If you’re not sure where to start, then you’ve come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide by Opumo, we’ll be checking out some of the best places to buy the greatest light jackets for men. From independent labels like M'Essentiel London to global fashion brands such as Rains, you’ll definitely find one that fits your personal aesthetic, and more importantly, your budget. So, let’s get to it!

Where to buy the best light jackets for men in 2024

Scandinavian Edition

To kick things off, we have to talk about Scandinavian Edition. Founded in 2010, the Nordic label made it its mission to find the ultimate alternative to the traditional wool coat. Fast forward over a decade later, and it’s become one of the most hyped outerwear companies out there, with over 14 different styles of light jacket. And that’s not even counting its women’s offerings and its autumn and winter options, either.


We’ve sung the praises of &SONS before, and we won’t hesitate to sing ‘em again. Featuring a vast collection of vintage-inspired chore jackets and heavy duty military-influenced coats, these are perfect for all seasons and come in a bunch of different styles and colours. You need to be quick though, as these pieces are made in extremely limited numbers, so as soon as you see your size you need to snap it up before someone else does it for you.

Billy Reid

You’re probably more familiar with Billy Reid’s shirts and polos, but that doesn’t mean you should overlook the eponymous label’s outerwear game. From safari jackets to peacoats that are crafted from lighter, breezier materials, there’s something for everyone here no matter what your style is. Some pieces are definitely on the pricier side, but believe us when we say that it’s worth every single penny.

Pini Parma

Pini Parma was born out of a passion for luxury Italian menswear. Known for its Mediterranean-inspired aesthetic, these pieces are perfect for those holidays in the Amalfi Coast or the French Riviera. There’s almost 60 jackets to choose from, ranging from smarter options like linen blazers all the way to more casual editions such as their iconic safari jacket. No matter which style you go for though, they’re all built to stand the test of time.


Mackintosh is definitely most famous for its legendary mac coats, but on those dryer April days when you don’t need to be sheltered from the elements, the Scottish heritage brand also has a wide selection of light jackets to choose from. It all depends on what style you’re looking for. From waxed pieces to cotton chores, there are even plenty of gilets and liners if you’re in the market for even lighter options.

Private White V.C.

We just can’t talk about the greatest light jackets out there without giving Private White V.C. a special shoutout. For over one hundred years, each and every piece has been lovingly handcrafted from their own factory in Manchester using only the finest yarns and most luxurious cloths. For those struggling to decide, we’d recommend The Flight Jacket 3.0 or maybe The Twin Track and The Moleskin Bomber.


Even though Foret’s only been around for ten years, it’s achieved more in this short period than most brands do in their entire lifetimes. Blurring the line between outdoor clothing and casual staples, the Danish imprint should be one of the first places that you check out for quality  outerwear. It’s also worth noting that its sales are some of the best in the business, so take a look at them and grab yourself some serious steals right now.

M'Essentiel London

We’ve talked about M'Essentiel London’s incredible scarves and leather accessories many times in the past. But now, we’re shining the spotlight on its light jackets that you definitely shouldn’t miss out on. Designed for both casual and formal events, these pieces are made in the UK using natural fibres like wool, linen, organic cotton that are all responsibly sourced from Europe.

Artknit Studios

If your aesthetic is all about minimalist pieces, neutral palettes, and clean cut designs, Artknit Studios has got exactly what you’re looking for. Based in Milan, this brand is known for its artisanal techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. We recommend its knit jackets, bombers, and boxy pieces, which are all made from some of the finest merino wool ever.

Neem London

It’s no secret that fast fashion is becoming a bigger and bigger issue by the second, so if you’re searching for sustainable and environmentally-conscious alternatives that actually look good, Neem London is where it’s at. Its iconic rain jacket, for instance, is made from Dupont Sorona fibre, which is significantly more eco-efficient compared to conventional polyester. It’s also made using 30% less energy, and releases 63% fewer greenhouse gases, which is good to know.


There’s no way we can write an article about the best light jackets for men without talking about Form & Thread. Based in Britain, there are over 70 different styles to choose from and they come in a huge range of different colours, textures, patterns, and materials. While you’re here, you might as well check out their sweatshirts and trousers as well, because they’re some of the best in the game.


While most brands release a collection single season, Asket believes that there’s no need for this overconsumption. With that in mind, they have one permanent collection that stays exactly the same throughout the entire year, and it features all of the pieces that you need to create a solid wardrobe. This includes a wonderful range of coats and jackets that will keep you cosy and cool over the next 12 months. And the 12 months after that. And the 12 months after that.


Closed is a family business that’s been running since the ‘70s, and throughout this time, they’ve blessed the world with some of the finest denim jeans ever made. But if you didn’t already know, the brand’s jacket game is also on another level too. We’re talking about their bombers and poplins and car coats, which are all made using age-old techniques that allow them to be worn again and again and again and they’ll still look as good as they did since Day Dot.

Thom Sweeney

Thom Sweeney, a modern British tailor renowned for its understated yet masculine design ethos, is the ideal destination for men seeking light jackets. With stores in London, New York, and Los Angeles, the brand offers a range of tailored and casual clothing crafted with superior craftsmanship, ensuring both style and quality.


Born from a desire to design the very best version of any garment, LESTRANGE is home to some of the greatest outerwear out there. From quilted vests and bomber jackets to jersey coats and modular macs, no matter what style, silhouette, or design you’re looking for, this British brand’s got it. What’s more, it also has Mother Nature’s best interest at heart too, which is always good to know.

Luca Faloni

Most guys visit Luca Faloni for its big selection of cotton shirts and quality polos, but it’s also the number one destination for light jackets. From tailored styles like linen blazers to more streetwear oriented pieces such as bombers, the Italian imprint’s got everything that you need and so much more. Some pieces sell out quickly though, so make sure you secure them before it’s too late.


When Rains first started out back in 2012, it wanted to create some of the best rain jackets in the universe. Fast forward over a decade later, and it’s achieved this and so much more. In fact, it’s one of the most talked-about clothing companies ever, not only for its legendary waterproof light jackets, but also for its backpacks and accessories which are truly unrivalled. All of its pieces are cool, clean, and built to tackle the elements in style.


If you’re reading this, you’re probably very familiar with Velasca’s wide array of Oxfords, derbies, and Chelsea boots, but the Milanese label is also an industry leader when it comes to clothing. There are so many different light jackets to choose from, but if we had to recommend two silhouettes, they would probably be the Dozza and the Sabbioneta, both of which are part of Velasca’s all-new Spring/Summer 2024 line.


From versatile commuter jackets with water-repellent features, to luxurious vests for perfect layering, WAHTS is the ultimate place to shop if you’re in the market for a solid outerwear piece that’s painted in lush neutral tones. Inspired by both luxury menswear and contemporary sportswear, it really is the best of both worlds. And while you’re here, you might as well check out the Amsterdam brand’s underwear line too.

Wax London

Wax London is all about creating quality, contemporary menswear without compromising on sustainability and the environment. Founded by three friends in their kitchen back in 2015, the independent British label has now amassed something of a cult following, thanks to its incredible collection of coats and jackets that flawlessly mix modern vibes with top-notch materials. What’s there not to love?


And last but not least, we need to mention Aurelien. Inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle and made in Italy, the company’s collections are always filled with some of the best light jackets that money can buy. Speaking of which, considering the materials and craftsmanship that goes into each piece, they’re all extremely well-priced. That’s because Aurelien is extremely transparent when it comes to this, which is a breath of fresh air.

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