22 Light Jackets for Fall

Our hand-curated selections for staying warm this autumn.

Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.

  • BJ McGeever

    “Hand-curated”? -_-
    C’mon guys, you’re better than that.

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      Hey! Sorry, not following?

      • Christian Naylor

        I think that curated is being used incorrectly, perhaps? I don’t know.

        • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

          Haha, double-checked, definitely used it correctly. 🙂

          • Christian Naylor

            Yeah, it sounded right to me. Thanks for all that you do, Andrew!

      • Allen

        Yeah, to curate something means to be in charge of and care for it, not to select or create it as it seems you mean.

        • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

          It is also defined as:

          select, organize, and present (online content, merchandise, information, etc.), typically using professional or expert knowledge.

          “nearly every major news organization is using Twitter’s new lists feature to curate tweets about the earthquake”

          • http://voyagner.com Dan Haneveer

            I think it’s more the “hand” bit. Sounds quiet hipster. Curated implies enough care that it doesn’t need to be preceded by “hand”. Also it might be a bit misleading. Have you physically handled each of these jackets? Why use web images if you have?

          • Alex Robbins

            …I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul.

          • BJ McGeever

            This is what I was getting at.

      • bryclops

        I actually thought the “hand-” part was the silly part. I don’t know if it’s trying to have shades of “handmade” or what, but come on. You clicked a mouse, my man. “Curated” gets the job done.

        That being said, it was a mouse well clicked. Nice spread you put together here.

        • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

          Clicked a mouse…with my hand! 😀

  • Bob

    Do you recommend sizing up on these jackets to allow room for your shirts? Should they fit snug or a little loose? If the sleeve length on one of these jackets is extending past the base of your palm is that too long?

    • Jay

      From personal experience, I always size up with Frank and Oak shirts and jackets. They run very slim.

      I usually that the same approach with Target, but their sizing is all over the place.

  • Jay

    I love light jackets. They really complete a lot of my personal groups.

    I went crazy a few weeks ago and got a few jackets from both Target and Frank and Oak.

  • Marc

    I hope it’s just me, but what’s up with all of the nylon snap-button jackets on this page? Is that “in” now?

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      Haha, yeah a lot of stores are selling them right now.

  • Butch_Zee

    Not really feeling it with any of these except the Old Navy jacket. But for that price, you can get an actual M65 Field Jacket.

    • SalPic

      Me neither, but I also live in Florida and don’t need a jacket that often so…

  • John

    Is the Frank and Oak really worth $85 more than the Dickies Quilted Jacket? Just didn’t want to put Dickies on twice? Some of that stuff is overpriced brand whore #menswear porn. And some of it is “style on a budget,” like Primer (and your cousin Dappered) used to be.

  • JW

    Careful with that old navy hooded guy. Bought one winter of last year and at 6’2″ 200 lbs. I’m swimming in a medium. Maybe they’ve worked on fit this year, but it’s something to look out for.

  • Josh M

    Great. Now I have to spend the rest of the week deciding if I truly know the definition of “hand” and “curated”. My world has been flipped. Dictionary.com aside, great jackets Andrew.

  • TJ

    I really like some of these options. As I live in Florida, a light jacket is the most I’ll ever need.

  • http://Batmannananana.com/ Caesar Merlin

    Has anyone tried the Target quilted jacket? how warm is it compared to a down quilted jacket?