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Preston Konrad

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Best Mens Jackets & Mens Leather Jacket

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There are certain things that every guy should take everywhere. You know, the basics… your wallet, keys, sunglasses, blackberry… and a lightweight jacket. A jacket that whether its crumpled in the trunk of your car, shoved into your work bag, or thrown over your shoulder, is always perfect for that sudden downpour, weekend trip, or after work date. Take a peek at my picks for the Best of the Best Take Anywhere Jackets for us guys.

The best mens jackets are crafted of supple leather and other luxurious materials. Our mens leather jacket selections offer rugged and sophisticated designs that are perfect for work or play.

Best Take Anywhere Jacket by Preston Konrad

The Best You Can Get

  • The J.Crew Utility Jacket

    Preston says: This jacket from J.Crew is the prime example of a jacket you can take anywhere. Inspired by vintage work wear, this twill jacket thrown over a tee, button down shirt, or even a hoodie, will jazz up any look. The collar is secured with a button tab, the front is a full zip, and it features reinforced elbows for structure and support. It’s available in grey or navy blue, either of which looks great with a pair of jeans on the weekend or dress pants after the office for drinks. And as far as the wrinkles, put down the starch, they’re supposed to be there.

    • Garment dyed cotton
    • Machine wash
    • Partially lined
  • Gap Herringbone Tweed Blazer

    Preston says: Wear this one to the office for an important business meeting or throw it on for brunch on Sunday over a hoodie; this blazer from gap is an easy way to look polished and cool. Black and white herringbone pattern has always been cool, but, with the return of preppy, you’ll be right on target with this jacket. Having one of these is perfect ammunition to blow your after work date or presentation at work out of the water.

    • 80% wool, 20% nylon
    • Dry clean only
  • Ralph Lauren Black Label Full Zip Fleece Jacket

    Preston says: If those zip up North Face jackets make you think you should be wearing Birkenstocks and eating granola, try one of these on for size. Ralph Lauren has paired performance and looks just right with this zip up. There are no cheesy logos or patterns on this, and the fit is slim and handsome. The collar stands up like a mock neck and features a two-way zipper down the front. The dark colors of grey and black make it perfect to wear over your work attire for the walk to the subway after work in the wind. No need to worry about wrinkles with this baby, either.

    • 95% cotton, 5% elastane
    • Ribbed cuff and hem
  • Cheap Monday Leo Jacket

    Preston says: No need to rummage through a military thrift shop for a great, functional army inspired jacket. Pick up one of these Cheap Monday jackets from Urban Outfitters. Swedish brand Cheap Monday makes this jacket super slim for a modern look, with military inspired pockets and epaulets. It’s fully lined for bad weather and the best part… it happens to be rain friendly and can be crumpled into a ball. This is the one to keep in your bag for nasty weather in the city.

    • Lightweight cotton
    • Machine wash
  • Theory Stretch Wool Blazer

    Preston says: Most guys don’t know too much about Theory brand clothes. Made famous for their women’s pants and blazers, the brand has an amazing line of men’s goods as well. This blazer is great for just about anything. The shape is slim and superb, and the touch of nylon stretch is great for running around town. There is only one button to close the front, making it modern, and the fabric breathes easily. The overall look is just modern enough that you won't feel like you’re wearing your grandfather’s blazer for one second.

    • Cotton/nylon blend
    • Dry clean only
    • Imported

You will be happy with any of these

  • American Apparel Nylon Taffeta All Star Jacket

    Preston says: This updated version of the all-star varsity is nothing less than awesome. The nylon is extremely lightweight yet keeps you warm when it’s chilly because of the great cotton jersey lining. The collar is made of ribbed cotton for that throwback 80’s look and snap button front adds to the vintage appeal. For this price, there should probably be two colors of this jacket in your closet, and one in your bag.

    • 100% nylon exterior
    • 100% cotton lining
  • AE Puffer Vest

    Preston says: I’m going to go ahead and include an awesome puffy vest in this category. I used to have one of these from LL Bean when I was growing up and it’s pretty much the ultimate take anywhere jacket for fall. This version from AE fits snug but still allows for a chunky sweater under it, and features the signature eagle embroidery on the front chest. The slit pockets are perfect for your iphone or just for your hands when it’s too cold. Available in blue, green, and black.

    • Lightweight nylon
    • Lined in soft plaid
  • Heritage 1981 – Heritage Letter Jacket

    Preston says: Finally, a letterman jacket that any guy can pull of without looking like an extra from “Grease”! This vintage style stays true to its roots with faux leather sleeves, logo patch on the chest and snap buttons down the front. It’s only available in black and looks great paired with a cool pair of slim jeans and converse sneakers or vans. Throw on over a t-shirt for a laid back, young look.

    • 80% wool, 40% polyester
    • Imported
  • Juicy Couture Reversible Quilted Hoodie

    Preston says: This is a serious hoodie, guys. Serious enough to propel it into the ‘take anywhere jacket’ category. (Personally, I would take it anywhere because it costs almost a thousand bucks, but that’s just me.) This hoodie is fully lined in real rabbit fur and feels like an actual piece of heaven when you put it on. The hood has a drawstring and it zips down the front like your run of the mill hoodie…. But guys, there’s nothing run of the mill about this thing.

    • Banded waist and cuffs
    • Cotton
  • Rugby Ralph Lauren Clockwork Canvas Jacket

    Preston says: This is one of those cool jackets that looks like your dad passed it down to you. It’s rugged, form fitting, and just plain cool looking. The stand up collar looks sharp for a date or a sprint for coffee from the office. The pockets are lined with corduroy for a preppy touch. A hint of military detailing in the pockets and buttons make it the perfect jacket for any guy.

    • Machine wash
    • 100% cotton/canvas blend

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