Top Men’s Casual Jacket Trends

Casual jackets are a versatile and essential part of any man’s wardrobe. They not only keep you warm but also make a style statement. In recent years, the world of men’s fashion has witnessed a resurgence in the popularity of casual jackets, including shell jackets, varsity jackets, functional workwear jackets and more.

If you’re looking to elevate your casual jacket collection, we’ve teamed up with our menswear buyers to hear what the top trends for men’s casual jackets for this A/W season are. 

Men's Casual Jacket Trends


Shell Jackets 

A versatile piece to add to your collection, shell jackets come in a variety of silhouettes and are usually made of a lightweight fabric like nylon.

Waxed Jackets

For a more rustic and water-resistant feel, grab a waxed jacket from the likes of Belstaff or Barbour. This falls under the umbrella of rain jackets, but it really deserves its own callout. This is due to its unique fabric with durable cotton canvas glossed with wax or oil to help protect you against rain and comes with various pockets for functional benefits.

Pair these with cords and a derby shoe for a smart casual look.

Sherpa Jackets

Choose comfort and style with the sherpa jacket. Many leading designers such as Axel Arigato, Moose Knuckles and Polo Ralph Lauren have adopted this trend throughout their outerwear collections.

The sherpa jackets we have been seeing have varied in design, from statement prints to neutral colourways to cater for every preference.

Bomber Jackets

Bomber jackets are a must-have addition to your outerwear collection, due to their roomier silhouette, which allows you to layer up properly with a thick knitwear piece or oversized sweatshirt.

Look for bomber jackets with a zip front, ribbed cuffs, and a snug fit for that authentic bomber jacket style.

Puffer Jackets

Quilted and down jackets have become a staple for those seeking warmth and style in winter.  The perfect streetwear update, these highly insulated styles also remain lightweight.

Varsity Jackets 

Sticking around for a few seasons now, the varsity jacket looks set to stay on our radar. Often characterised with contrast sleeves and letterman applique, the style was originally worn by elite baseball teams at Ivy League universities across the US as far back as the 1860s.

Functional / Workwear Jackets 

Functional wardrobing has been gaining traction for the past few seasons and we’re glad to say it’s here to stay. Look out for chore jackets and utility jackets with multiple pockets, zip fastenings and adjustable features. 


By Mae-Lei King

Hannah Needham

Hannah Needham

Writer and expert