The Best Windbreakers That Will Help You Survive Spring Weather In Style

by MR Magazine Staff

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.