We’re smack dab in the trickiest stretch of the sartorial calendar. If you live in a part of the country with seasons, you know exactly what we’re talking about: one minute you’re kicking back with a brew on a sun-drenched patio, the next you’re out in your driveway shovelling snow. How’s a guy supposed to dress for weather more temperamental than a nap-deprived kindergartener? With a windbreaker, of course. The slightly-more-practical, just-as-head-turningly-graphic cousin of the track jacket—another ‘80s icon enjoying a big-time comeback right now—it was precisely formulated to deal with springtime mood swings. Lightweight and compact enough to stuff in a backpack, the right windbreaker will be your insurance policy against any sudden inclemency. But feel free to break one out in lieu of downpours, too: there’s no better top layer on a sunny-but-still-kinda-chilly day. Right now, the versions we’re feeling most are popovers—meaning jackets that only zip halfway—because they’ve got a touch more visual oomph. See more at GQ.