This year, more than ever, anyone who has had it with the wintery weather has been thinking of shedding a few layers and breaking out the clothes for warmer weather. As winter turns into spring, it will be time to replace our heavier jackets with something lighter and water resistant.
For 2014, there are a few trends that have carried through in fashion when it comes to men’s spring jackets and rainwear. First, color is still dominant when it comes to clothing trends. For example, this shorter pointed collar jacket in “bubble gum” pink, the pullover ¾ zip-front jacket in tangerine, and this longer spring coat that is color-blocked in shades of blue. If you are not into the brighter range of colors, then there are also darker shades of plum and burgundy that will give your look a punch of color, but with riche tones instead. Comfort and color are available with a number of outdoor jackets from Brookes, including Workwear Jackets, 3 in 1 Jackets, and Waterproof Jackets.
If you are more of a traditionalist when it comes to men’s rainwear, you have the options of the single-breasted trench in a modern color like light grey or the clean lines of the notched collar tan coat with a hidden placket. However, there are a few twists on the classic style of men’s rainwear that might appeal to you. First is the stone colored trench that is double-breasted, but is in more of a swing style with pleating. Another spring jacket has the classic double-breasted look, but takes on a more modern twist with the ¾ sleeves.
Now, the last two designs are ones that I am not so fond of. The black coat with the cross-over closure and bright green trim around the neck looks too much like he is a stylist in a hair salon or should have a graduation cap on. The second coat that I am not very attracted to is in a banana yellow color, has angled pockets, and a hidden belt track. Maybe it would look better in another color, but I’m not so sure.