Sometimes, the best, most rugged and stylish gear merges lots of separate ideas. Take the Beach Jacket from Taylor Stitch. It incorporates tough, hard-wearing British Millerain fabric into a silhouette that draws a ton of style inspiration from the West Coast. It’s laid-back yet modern, heritage-inspired yet classic enough to wear for years. The water-repellent, dry-finish waxed canvas will stand up to spring showers as any stylish rain jacket should, and the antique brass YKK snaps and draw string hood are sufficiently functional and tough style details. Plus, either the classic navy or olive colors are going to pair well with all manner of outfits.
If you’re into supporting American-made ingenuity, this jacket has that going for it, as well — it’s handcrafted in California, and it’s another offering from a brand that’s doing its part to take over your wardrobe, from its slim chinos to stylish chambray shirts and even suede wingtips. What to wear on top of all that gear? This jacket would be a great place to start. – $128