A guys 80s jacket is trending again thanks to the oversize fit and funky fabrics. The denim jeans jacket in acid wash was in every young guys collection. A leather bomber jacket became trendy after Top Gun came out. For athletes a nylon windbreak jacket in big color block patterns was worn on and off the track.
For cool but dress up preppy outfits the blazer suit or light sportscoat was made cool in bright colors, white and even pastel pink. Worn over a funky pattern Memphis shirt, the look is iconic to the 80s. Think Miami Vice.
These new jackets have all the 80s style you need.
80s Men’s Jackets
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What kinds of jackets did men wear in the 80s?
Denim jackets– all things denim were part of the 1980s, especially acid wash denim trucker jackets. Black denim too. And denim vests were very cool.
Members Only Jacket– You were only cool if you wore a 80s members only jacket.
Windbreaker jacket – Workout or just dress down in a 80s and 90s windbreaker jacket made of nylon shell in colorblock patterns.
Trench Coat – Mature men wore long tan trench coats to and from the office. The unbelted car coat was another option.
Blazer or Sports Coat – Preppy guys wore white, pastel or brightly colors long loose blazer jackets with matching / contrasting pants over a printed Memphis shirt or pastel polo shirts.
Leather Biker Jacket – The classic black leather biker jacket or motorcycle jacket was all too common in the 80s amoung rebels and rockers.
Bomber jacket– denim, leather, suede, corduroy- all materials were made into puppy bomber jackets, often lined in sherpa. WW2 flight jackets were trendy revivals too.
Flannel Shirt Jacket– A light flannel shirt jacket was the ideal layer for cool days.
Puffer jacket– thick puffy ski jackets were the ultimate cold weather / snow day jacket or vest.
Parka jackets were part of the rugged outdoor look or #hikerecore fashion
Varsity Jackets or letterman jackets were still making trends in the 80s.