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Men’s style: The best lightweight jackets for spring

The official start of the Med season is just around the corner and, while thoughts may be turning towards the sunshine of the South of France, if you happen to be based in colder climes there are still the inevitable April showers to contend with. A stylish, hard-working jacket is a spring essential. Choose something in a neutral shade and lightweight construction for ultimate versatility and layer over a cable knit sweater and jeans for colder days or pair with tailored shorts on deck to ward off ocean breezes. Here are some of the best for spring/summer ’19…

Stone Island

This military-inspired cotton overshirt from Stone Island offers a modern edge thanks to it minimalistic asymmetric detailing while being light enough to wear on balmy evenings.

Structured cotton overshirt, £325, Stone Island

Mr P

Mr Porter’s in-house brand Mr P is a go-to for quality everyday essentials. This colourful cotton-twill jacket is perfect for breathing life into your trusty beige chinos.

Cotton-twill jacket, £195, Mr P at Mr Porter

Oliver Spencer

London-based designer Oliver Spencer is a self-taught sailor whose nautical passions often find their way into his designs. This Breton-detail jacket is ideal for throwing on as the sun sets at sea.

Roxwell jacket, £200, Oliver Spencer at Farfetch

Loro Piana

Long known as the purveyor of some of Italy’s finest wool clothing, Loro Piana knows a thing or two about creating a great jacket. There’s nothing better for dinner on the Cote d’Azur than this stone-hued cashmere number.

Cashmere jacket, £1,930, Loro Piana

Tom Ford

Simple but effective, Tom Ford’s elegant zip-up jacket features a sporty silhouette and breathable cotton-linen blend fabric.

Collared bomber jacket, £2,490, Tom Ford at Harrods

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