7 Sustainable Jackets For Men
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The most used staple in our closets this season? A good jacket. Beyond being a much-needed layer as the temperatures transition, a jacket also upgrades every style. Want to look edgy? Grab a leather moto. Interviewing for a new role? Time to bring out that jacket blazer. And of course, when we’re out on a cool Sunday morning stroll, we need a light rain jacket or shacket (shirt jacket) to stay warm.
Most coats are made from a blend of cotton, polyester, or leather, but those aren’t always the most eco-friendly or even cruelty-free. We’ve sourced seven brands below making stylish, sustainable men’s jackets to add to your wardrobe—each made with either recycled, organic, or Leather Working Group certified materials. 🧥
Best For | Rain & outdoor jackets
Size Range | XXS–3X
Price Range | $109–$749
A leader in both adventure gear and sustainability, Patagonia is by far our top go-to for sustainable men’s jackets. From raincoats to puffer hoodies to insulated vests, there are nearly 50 designs to choose from—all available in a variety of colors and sizes. And because Patagonia’s all about Mother Earth, the team’s dedication to sustainability is unparalleled; the manufacturing process is fully Fair Trade certified, materials include organic cotton and recycled fishing nets, and a percentage of all proceeds support environmental initiatives. Since the prices can be a bit steep for certain styles, check out Patagonia’s secondhand collection, Worn Wear, for deeper discounts. You’ll effortlessly brave the weather and look good doing it.
Best For | Shackets
Size Range | S–XXL
Price Range | $198–$298
Outerknown touts itself as one of the first brands founded on a “total commitment to sustainability,” and that’s evident in its business practices. For example, leveraging recycled materials, partnering with Fair Trade certified factories, and setting up a secondhand shop are just some of the steps the team takes to be as eco-friendly as possible. The outerwear here—a mix of jackets, puffers, hoodies, and shackets—is also exceptionally made. The pieces are durable, designed to last, and versatile enough to work in every kind of environment. And for those of you who love having a transitional layer through the seasons, the shackets are simultaneously lightweight and warm. Throw a heavier coat on top if needed, or take it off as the day warms up—it’s sure to be a staple in your style.
Best For | Puffers & hybrid jackets
Size Range | S–XXL
Price Range | $98–$268
Tentree, a certified B Corp that plants trees with every purchase, has planted 100 million trees since its inception. 🤯👏 Not only is the brand supporting the environment through its initiatives, but the sustainability practices are impressive, too: Pieces here are climate-neutral and sewn only with natural and recycled materials. There are various styles of men’s jackets here, but our favorites are the puffers, hybrids, and specifically, the padded bomber jacket (because swoon). They’re all water-resistant, insulated with vegan fibers, and warm enough to withstand temps as low as 20 degrees F. While these are made to last, Tentree also touts a take-back program that repurposes and recycles your old clothing—minimal impact and maximum wear.
Best For | Affordable staples
Size Range | S–XXL
Price Range | $50–$250
No matter what kind of jacket you’re looking for, Quince has you covered (literally). Stock up on denim jackets, raincoats, linen shackets, leather bombers, and more—with prices starting at just under $50. Quince is able to sell these affordable staples because it’s a direct-to-consumer brand without any middlemen or sky-high markups. But rest assured that the brand only partners with factories offering fair and safe working conditions and prioritizes natural materials. While the team doesn’t have a brick-and-mortar store for try-ons (part of how they’re able to keep prices low), there is a 365-day return policy so you can take your time to decide if their jackets are right for you. The racer jacket and the double-brushed jacket are two of our top picks because they go with…well, everything.
5. Buck Mason
Best For | Formal jackets
Size Range | XS–XXL
Price Range | $178–$698
When we think of a brand like Buck Mason, we envision timeless, long-lasting, and versatile pieces that are well worth the investment. The same can be said for its two dozen jackets and coats—every single one is designed for an elevated, curated look. Take the Storm Stopped Bomber Jacket; it’s a beautiful mushroom green layer you can wear all year round, rain or shine (it’s weatherproof!). Or check out the Ridge Wool Upland Jacket that’s got a vintage feel to it, but finished with woolen twill, corozo buttons, and metal logo snaps. Buck Mason offers free US shipping over $100 and 365-day returns, so you can purchase when the price is right and hold onto it until the season calls for extra layers.
6. Taylor Stitch
Best For | Lifetime repair & replace guarantee
Size Range | XS–XXL
Price Range | $158–$898
When we spend our hard-earned dollars, we want to get the most bang for our buck. And that’s why we love Taylor Stitch’s “lifetime repair and replace guarantee” for its apparel. Because while the pieces here aren’t exactly cheap, you can rest assured that you’ll enjoy them over a lifetime. Taylor Stitch also manufactures its jackets in small batches and uses deadstock and organic fabrics when possible, so it’s possible that the jacket you choose may only be one of a handful around the globe. The jackets are a great mix of rugged and modern, finished with thoughtful details like pen sleeves, hand-warmer pockets, and reinforced stitching. We get why the team says everything here is “responsibly built for the long haul.”
7. Levi’s Secondhand
Best For | Secondhand jackets
Size Range | XS–3XL
Price Range | $32–$210
Did you know the most famous denim brand in the world, Levi’s, has a secondhand shop? There you’ll find dozens of gently used denim jackets and truckers that you can snag for a fraction of the retail price; for example, we’re seeing prices start at just $32. You can filter by size, condition, fit, or price—and double check that the measurements are correct since sizing has evolved over the years. While you do have to wait until your preferred style and size are simultaneously in stock, it’s a hidden gem that’s worth checking throughout the season. Who knows, you may be able to find two distinct styles here that you can rock for years to come for the price of one elsewhere.
Featured image is from Outerknown