The fall 2020 menswear shows have now kicked off, and Europe’s most stylish men are already providing ample inspiration with their street style. While the women of New York are still bundling up in ankle-length faux furs and mountaintop-ready puffers to combat the final months of winter, the boys of London are dressing comfortably for Britain’s more moderate climes. The result? A strong case for the ultimate menswear-inspired spring outerwear piece: the utility jacket.
For those who remain unconvinced, utilitarian dressing for women has been slowly cropping up on the runways for the past few seasons, whether it’s cargo-pocketed jumpsuits and trousers, or military-inspired tailoring in neutrals. From Copenhagen favorites Baum Und Pferdgarten and Ganni to New York’s own PSWL, plenty of these menswear-inspired pieces are now appearing in the women’s section too.
Part of the trend’s appeal lies in its practicality. The larger the pockets, the less need for a purse—meaning our ever-growing iPhones can sit comfortably in those jacket pockets for seasons to come. Looking ahead to the much-anticipated warmer days of spring, a London street-style-inspired utility jacket could be just what you need.
Shop nine of the best utility jackets to buy now, below.