Perhaps you're feeling the chilly December winds as you're reading this. If you're still looking for the right men's jacket to keep you warm during the cold, you've come to the right place! With our comprehensive buying guide as well as our carefully curated Top 10 list, you wouldn't need to spend hours searching the internet for the right jacket.
As a bonus, we've included tips on how you can style your denim jacket for that extra pogi points, so do watch out for that one! To see which jackets are best suited for the Philippine weather, keep scrolling to see what we have in store for you.
Style, fit, and price are three of the most important things you need to look for when purchasing a jacket. To be more specific, here are a few other pointers to check before making the splurge.
Not only should a jacket be functional, but it should also be stylish. Below are the different types which are best suited for the Philippine weather.
You might be familiar with these styles already, but we’ll go through them one by one if you need a refresher. These classic jackets never go out of style and are essential pieces to have in your wardrobe. Best of all, these types of jackets can be worn by all ages!
Known for its versatility, a denim jacket can be worn in any weather and setting. You can use it any time of the year since it’s breathable yet offers the right amount of protection against light wind and rain. It also looks great on anyone and can add that extra pizzaz to your outfit without much effort.
Of course, no list is complete without a hoodie! This casual jacket is extremely comfortable to wear and comes in many different styles that'll surely fit every taste. It’s a quintessential piece, especially now that streetwear is all the rage.
The next one on our list can be used by young folks and older gentlemen alike. Particularly, the bomber jacket, also known as a flight jacket, has been a staple piece for decades. It has an elastic waist and cuffs, which gives it a tailored look. Hence, it can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on the occasion.
If you’d like a more functional jacket with pockets that’s also a bit thicker than your average denim jacket, a trucker jacket is the way to go. Although it’s usually made from denim, it can also be made from corduroy, suede, and other materials. Indeed, it’s a timeless piece that you can use for years to come.
Of course, you can never go wrong with a biker jacket. Also known as a motorcycle jacket, this rugged outerwear adds that James Dean vibes to your outfit. Take your pick from the different styles, from simple zippered ones to bold studded versions. Just remember to choose a hapit one for a better fit.
It’s no secret that 90’s fashion is all the rage right now, and you might be looking for a jacket that'll match your style. Achieve your #OutfitGoals with a track jacket, varsity jacket, or anorak with an elastic cuff and waist, making it an easy to pair wash-and-wear item.
For that sporty aesthetic, go for a lightweight and comfortable track jacket. It features a full-length zipper that goes up to your neck and often comes with two side pockets at the front that are spacious enough to put your essentials such as your phone and wallet.
Another vintage-inspired jacket is the all-time classic varsity jacket, which was all the rage back in 2012 and up until now. Instead of a zipper, it has button enclosures and is usually thicker than a track jacket. To give it a modern upgrade, choose one in a neutral color and with minimal embellishments.
Last but not least is the anorak, which features a half-zip opening. It often comes in bold and bright, color-blocking designs, but neutral-colored ones are also available. Not only is it a trendy piece, but you can also bring it with you on your next adventure since it’s water-resistant and it often comes with a hood.
Whether you’re a marathoner, hiker, or just an all-around sporty person, you need a lightweight yet heavy-duty jacket that’ll keep you warm while you stay active. Enter field jackets, windbreakers, and parkas, which are windproof and oftentimes water repellant.
Originally used by military officers, civilians can now enjoy the benefits of owning a durable yet stylish field jacket. This classic jacket has been a staple for many years, perhaps because of its straightforward yet functional design with multiple pockets.
On the other hand, a parka or windbreaker offers great protection from various weather conditions. The only difference is that a parka is bulkier and often has an inner lining for extra chilly days, while a windbreaker is lightweight and is made for light gusts and rainfall.
Whichever style of jacket you choose, it should be made from durable material so that you can get the most out of your purchase. Since jackets are often made from a combination of two or more materials, let's break them down one by one to see their distinguishing characteristics.
Weather in the Philippines often alternates from sunny to rainy, so it’s best to choose a breathable fabric. One which can also withstand constant use and washing means that you can use your jacket for longer. The good news is that cotton and cotton derivatives have both of these characteristics.
In particular, cotton is an all-natural fabric that is soft and lightweight. The best part is that it can keep you warm while also keeping you cool since it can absorb and release moisture quickly. Thus, you can use it no matter the weather!
If you need a heavier material for sudden gusts and rain, choose denim. It’s made from tightly woven cotton material, which gives it its characteristic pattern and durability.
Another cotton derivative is corduroy, which has a characteristic lengthwise pattern and velvety appearance that adds texture to your outfit. Also, just like pure cotton, it’s extremely durable.
Jackets made from synthetic materials are extremely durable, so you can wear them every day without any problems. In particular, if you like a quick-drying and highly resilient jacket which you can toss inside the washing machine, go for either a polyester or nylon fabric.
A few differences are that polyester is more water-resistant and wrinkle-free than nylon, while nylon is softer, sturdier, more stretchable, and more lightweight than polyester. On the other hand, one that resembles natural fabrics is rayon, which is extremely absorbent, static-free, and comfortable to wear.
For a classic piece that you can use for many years, choose a leather or leatherette jacket. It’s arguably the best pangporma jacket out there and can be used on any occasion to amplify your outfit. Just take note that this type of jacket has to be hand washed to preserve its quality.
In particular, a real leather jacket is made from the top side of an animal, which makes it durable, waterproof, and wrinkle-resistant. However, do take note that it's quite heavy. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a vegan-friendly and sustainable option with the same characteristics as the real thing, go for a faux leather piece.
A similar option is polyurethane leather, which has a fabric lining inside for that added comfort. For a more lightweight alternative, we recommend going for a suede jacket. Since it’s made from an animal's underside, it’s softer and thinner yet still has great insulating properties. If you’re vegan, you can opt for a faux suede version too.
Your jacket can make or break your outfit, so make sure to choose one that'll complement the other clothes that you already have. As for the design, choosing one color or pattern over the other may depend on your preference.
We recommend getting a clean-cut, neutral-colored piece since it’s versatile enough to match with any outfit. However, there’s nothing wrong with getting an eye-catching piece, too, if that’s your style!
Are you willing to shell out some cash for your jacket, or are you looking for a budget-friendly option? Well-known and high-end brands often come with a hefty price tag and require more gentle washing.
Conversely, if you'd like an everyday jacket which you can throw inside the washing machine or dryer, it's best to select a more affordable jacket. At the end of the day, a jacket is still an investment that should last for years.
Now, this may depend on your personal preference. Would you like a hapit or fitted jacket or an oversized one? Either way, both the length and the cut of the jacket should suit your body type. Pull out your measuring tape, get your measurements, and compare these to the size chart provided to see if it’s the perfect fit.
If the measurements are not visible on the product page, chat with the seller, or check the reviews made by fellow customers regarding the fit of the item. Another tip is to borrow a similar-looking jacket from a friend or relative so that you can try it on to see how it looks before you purchase the item.
In general, the sleeves shouldn’t go past your wrists, and the bottom of the jacket should be at your waist or a few inches below if you’re going for that oversized look. Also, make sure that you can still move freely even with the jacket on. When in doubt, it’s better to purchase a loose jacket than a tight one so that you can have it altered just in case.
Stay warm and toasty despite the cold weather with the right jacket. Without further ado, here's our Top 10 list.
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|Type of Jacket||Trucker jacket|
|Sizes||S, M, L, XL|
|Type of Jacket||Track jacket|
|Color/s||Black w/ colorful details|
|Sizes||XS, S, M, L, XL|
|Type of Jacket||Hoodie|
|Material||Recycled polyester and cotton and organic cotton|
|Sizes||S, M, L, XL, 2XL|
|Type of Jacket||Trucker jacket|
|Sizes||S, M, L, XL|
|Type of Jacket||Bomber jacket|
|Color/s||Black, Red and blue striped pattern|
|Sizes||Lazada: XS, S, M, L / Memo: XS, L|
|Type of Jacket||Hoodie|
|Sizes||S, M, L, XL, XXL|
|Type of Jacket||Bomber jacket|
|Sizes||XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL|
|Type of Jacket||Varsity jacket|
|Color/s||Green & yellow, Black & red|
|Sizes||M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL|
|Type of Jacket||Wind breaker|
|Sizes||S, M, L, XL|
|Type of Jacket||Biker/motorcycle jacket|
|Sizes||Black: M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL / Brown: M, L, XL, XXL|
Stay Loose Trucker Jacket (Randall Trucker)
3D Trefoil 3-Stripes Track Jacket
Sportswear Men’s Hoodie
Cotton Corduroy Turn-Down Collar Retro Shirts
Men's Reversible Bomber Jacket
Men's Basic Jacket Slim Fit
Men's Naruto Shippuden Konoha Bomber Jacket
Men Korean design Jacket
Men's F.K.T. Wind Jacket
New Classic korean Men's Leather Jacket (#2)
A Classic Piece That's Worth the Splurge
A Subtle, Modern Upgrade on the World-Famous Track Jacket
A Comfortable Hoodie Made from Sustainable Materials
This Timeless Piece Will Never Go Out of Style
A 2-in-1 Bomber Jacket That'll Grow With You
Affordability Meets Comfort
Show Your Love for Your Favorite Anime with this Trendy Bomber Jacket
A Vintage-Style, Modern Varsity Jacket
This Lightweight Jacket is Perfect for Any Weather
An Affordable Leather Jacket for Some KDrama Feels
|Price Starts at||₱3,399.6||₱4,229||₱2,629||₱2,029||₱1,500||₱700||₱1,899||₱835||₱2,920||₱639|
|Type of Jacket||Trucker jacket||Track jacket||Hoodie||Trucker jacket||Bomber jacket||Hoodie||Bomber jacket||Varsity jacket||Wind breaker||Biker/motorcycle jacket|
|Material||Denim||Recycled polyester||Recycled polyester and cotton and organic cotton||Corduroy (cotton)||Microfiber||Cotton||Microfiber||Polyester||Nylon||PU leather|
|Color/s||Dark blue||Black w/ colorful details||Grey, Purple||Black, Brown||Black, Red and blue striped pattern||Canary||Olive||Green & yellow, Black & red||Grey||Black, Brown|
|Sizes||S, M, L, XL||XS, S, M, L, XL||S, M, L, XL, 2XL||S, M, L, XL||Lazada: XS, S, M, L / Memo: XS, L||S, M, L, XL, XXL||XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL||M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL||S, M, L, XL||Black: M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL / Brown: M, L, XL, XXL|
Although denim jackets can be paired with pretty much anything, you might be looking for outfit ideas to amp up your style game. YouTuber and fashion enthusiast Tim Dessaint presents 6 looks in just 90 seconds, most of which are ideal for our weather. Just remember to take whichever resonates or to tweak them to cater to your style.
Perfect for walks in the city, Tim starts off with the classic denim on denim look with his blue denim jacket and black jeans. He pairs it off with a tucked-in black shirt with a subtle striped pattern on the collar. He then finishes off the look with some black boots, a black watch, a silver ring, and black thin-framed glasses.
If you’re looking for your next Tagaytay or Baguio outfit, you might want to check this out! For this look, Tim layers his blue denim jacket on top of his grey hoodie. For that added pizzaz, he chose to wear navy blue pinstripe pants and a pair of Nike Forrest Gump sneakers. He then ties the look together with trendy wire glasses and a silver ring.
For day trips or sightseeing by the beach, Tim recommends pairing your khaki chinos with a matching striped shirt and a blue denim jacket in case it gets chilly. A subtle thin wired necklace and a silver watch can also be used to complement the look. Don’t forget your favorite sunglasses!
Stay comfortable by wearing your favorite white shirt with a blue denim jacket. To finish off the look, simply grab your dark blue jeans, white sneakers, and wire glasses, and you’re good to go!
If you need a grab-and-go outfit for your next trip abroad, check this one out! An all-black outfit consisting of a black turtle neck, black dress pants, black boots, and black thin-framed glasses is the way to go. When layered with a blue denim jacket, this foolproof outfit will surely turn some heads!
Neutrals don’t have to be boring, as Tim demonstrates. For your next travel, put on your dark brown turtleneck, brown corduroy trousers, and chunky white sneakers. Then, layer it with your blue denim jacket, brown overcoat, and some light-colored glasses. Now, that’s an outfit!
Along with your jacket, you need to take these essentials with you before going on your next ride. Don't forget your motorcycle helmet and cover before you head out! For recommendations on which products to get, check out these articles below.
In the Philippines, the -ber months equate to colder weather. Hence, it's important to protect yourself from the cold winds and light rainfall with a stylish yet functional jacket. We hope you found our article helpful in selecting the perfect one for you.
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Author: Aprille Jarcia
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