Fall is approaching, the cold is quickly setting in and after months of sweat jacket season is finally upon us. In a strange twist, as we progress towards winter and the weather becomes increasingly less bearable, our options grow exponentially—so much so that it can be daunting picking what works when. Thankfully, we’re here to help. Whether you’re in the market for a versatile jacket designed to withstand the elements or, like us, despite an already exploding closet want to buy another nonetheless, it’s important to understand all the available choices. Below we break down the jacket’s every guy should know.

All illustrations courtesy of Anya Sapozhnikov

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