Choosing a men's summer jacket?


2 June 2018

In the Summer, a lightweight jacket is sometimes nice to have, in case of a quick change of weather, or an evening breeze. Summer jackets are cool for men, but sometimes choosing the right one is tricky to blend functional with stylish.

Before you buy yours, make sure:

  1. The color suits you.

  2. The shape suits you.

  3. It matches with whatever you will be wearing this summer, be it shorts or trousers (chinos, jeans…).

  4. The pockets work (phone, battery, keys, wallet, etc.).

What shapes should we wear?

Utility jackets

Vintage work jackets are great because they have plenty of pockets, don’t crease, are wind breakers and breathable. These are often available in vaious colors. Not sure about your colors? Do the test!

@albamclothing Nylon bomber in orange

@farfetch JC de Castelbajac vintage colour block utility jacket


The worst that can happen with a blazer is that is can crease, but now there are models with fabrics that work well with that such as the Barena blazer, with a pre-crumpled lightweight stylish item.

@zalando Polo Ralph Lauren morgan notch blazer in cerulean

@zalando Calvin Klein blazer jacket (pink)

Lightweight cotton jacket

If you don’t want to take any risks, keep it simple. Find a nice cut, a shape that suits you and a nice color to feel empowered in. Try to find something versatile, with a nice clean fabric.

@zalando Boss casual Okroo Summer jacket

@farfetch Kolor wrap style front lightweight jacket

Denim jacket

Simple, unpretentious and cool, these were first worn in the US by railroad workers, miners and cowboys, because they were resistant and adaptable.

The denim jackets can be worn on informal jeans and sneakers, but also on trousers and loafers. If you wear it over jeans, make sure the color tone of the jacket and jeans are different!

@farfetch Boglioli multi-pocket jacket

@farfetch Ami Alexandre Mattiusi worker denim jacket


Trenchcoats are versatile and can be worn both over jeans or chinos, or a suit. They are light and elegant and yes, protect you from wind and rain.

@farfetch Mackintosh classic fitted raincoat

@farfetch Marni Stutterheim raincoat

As we say in I-Dylic, LIFE IS TOO BEAUTIFUL TO DRESS SADLY! Go ahead and buy jackets in wonderful colors and shapes that suit you, and try to stay away from the color black!

©I-DYLIC. Article by Eleonore Vadon