These are the easiest jackets to just throw on without thinking about, and they run the gamut from polished to deeply casual. This Rag & Bone specimen falls into the former category—you could dress it down with jeans, or up with polished trousers.
And here’s one that resembles the Rag & Bone one in everything but price.
This L.L. Bean jacket comes in several colors, but I find this light pink iteration to be nicely unexpected.
Nili Lotan’s Cambre jacket is not even remotely cheap, but it is so well-tailored that you can wear it as a stand-in for a blazer. The one I acquired years ago has killed it on the cost-per-wear.
This one is just a really good navy.
J. Crew’s popular barn jacket is lined in a sweet Liberty print, making it a great stand-in for the Barbour jackets that did the same thing.
This one is quite reasonably priced, and I like the khaki hue.
This cotton canvas jacket from North Face has such excellently useful oversized pockets.
A sweet denim number that’s currently marked down.
I like the slightly longer length here.
And I dig the shirttail cut on this one.
And finally: a fun corduroy option.