Men's Jacket Style - 7 Different Men’s Jacket Styles

A jacket has two functions. First, to keep you warm and safe from wind, rain or cold. Second, define the rest of your outfit. Today, a jacket is more than a protective layer of clothing. When you wear a jacket, you set the tone for your day. The type of jacket you wear governs the rest of your outfit – like your shoes (loafers or boots), top (t-shirt or shirt), etc.

In all choosing, a jacket is a combination of form and function. Are you going for a formal, semi-formal, casual or athletic day? What is the weather you like? Is it raining, snowing or cold? The jacket you choose is a result of all these factors. Overall, jackets are your perfect companion whether you want to dress up, keep it casual or face an eventuality.

Here are seven types of men’s jacket styles that you must own in your wardrobe:
1. Bomber Jackets
Bomber jacket was created for pilots, but this streamlined silhouette has become one of the most versatile pieces of clothing for men. Made of leather and lined perfectly with fur, the bomber jacket has seen several iterations in its style and design.

You can wear your bomber jacket for any occasion, whether you are going out with friends or heading out for some casual business get together. Moreover, with the increased range of colours, you can style your bomber jacket even more smartly.

2. Quilted Jackets
During the early winters and towards the end of winter, typically during spring, the weather is moderately cold. In such weather, a quilted jacket is something that will be comfortable and stylish.

Wear casual jeans with a solid t-shirt and put on your quilted jacket to make it look fancy yet comfortable. If it gets colder, wear a switch t-shirt for a sweatshirt and wear a quilted jacket on top.

3. Leather Jackets
A leather jacket makes you look intentionally smart without being presumptuous. Leather jackets come in different types like bombers, blazers, casual, double rider, etc. However, a classic leather jacket has big collars with an asymmetrical zipper.

Pair your classic brown leather jacket with a pair of blue denim with brown boots or trainers. Avoid wearing brown colour top wear with a brown leather jacket. If you are heading for a black leather jacket look, you are free to pair it with any colour of your choice, including black.

4. Biker Jackets
If you love the bad guy vibe or want the casual and attitude to accentuate your look, style a biker jacket, preferably in brown colour, with a shirt or a solid white t-shirt. Complete the look with classic blue denim jeans and boots.

During the 20th century, biker jackets were considered the outfit of the rebels. However, now biker jackets have become a wardrobe staple for men and women, alike.

5. Varsity jacket
With the evolution of leather jackets over time, several jacket styles were born. Out of all the others, one particular men's jacket style that made a memorable impact is the varsity jacket.

Varsity jackets have two tone designs, where one half of the jacket is leather and the other half is made of a different material, ranging from cotton to swede. These jackets are usually bigger. Pair a varsity jacket with blue or black jeans and a plain hoodie of any colour.

6. Denim jackets
Denim jackets have been ruling the hearts forever now. Be it a spring day with a light breeze, a summer outing or a dinner during the early winters, a denim jacket is perfect for all times. The rugged casualness gives the unintentional stylish vibe.

You could wear a denim jacket with the same colour denim jeans or wear a denim jacket with a solid t-shirt. If you want you can also pair your denim jacket with slim-fit jeans and a white shirt.

7. Rain jackets
A rain jacket is a must-have in the wardrobe. You could have a wide variety of jackets, but no one of them can be worn outdoors when it rains. Hence, you need a rain jacket that is classy and offers adequate protection. Rain jackets are made of polyester or polyurethane. Raincoats today look nothing like their predecessors.

The raincoats today come in attractive colours, designs and look stylish even when offering protection from the rain. You can wear your clothes underneath a rain jacket with high boots, and you will easily make a casual outfit for the day.

Jackets from Wildcraft

These different men's jacket styles are easy and comfortable to wear. Check out the wide range of men jackets from Wildcraft and buy a jacket that is right for your needs and looks ultra-stylish. Irrespective of the jacket you choose – biker jacket, winter jacket, bomber jacket, quilted jacket, rain jacket, etc. - you can be 100% assure of the performance of the jacket without compromising on the style quotient. All Wildcraft jackets are carefully curated, keeping your comfort, style and budget in mind.

Now that you know the different men's jacket styles, choose one that best goes with your look. Try out a few new styles and adapt to the changing fashion trend in this space.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many types of men’s jackets are there?

There are about 7-8 different styles of jackets, for different weather conditions and use cases; Denim Jacket, Puffer Jacket, Down Jacket, Light Quilted Jacket, Fleece Jacket, Parka, Windcheater/Windbreaker.

How do you style a men’s jacket? 

During heavy winters or mountain treks, you’d have to layer up – a warm T-shirt, a sweatshirt or sweater as a base layer and a Down Jacket or Puffer Jacket over it.

If it’s autumn or light winter, you can do with a light tee and a fleece jacket or windcheater, over warm trousers.