One of Canada’s most trusted authorities on style and fashion, Jeanne Beker has covered the industry for more than 30 years. Now watch her in her current style editor role on TSC’s Style Matters with Jeanne Beker or tune into her new podcast Beyond Style Matters, available wherever you get your podcasts.
Jeanne Beker has selected six of the best high-quality and high-tech featherweight summer jackets for your dad this season. It’s the perfect Father’s Day gift to keep the father figures in your life in style and weatherproofed for the summer.
Light and bright
“This looks really easy to pack. A jacket like this is great for travel. If you want a minimalistic, futuristic look, this is the way to go. It’s totally classic and a very subtle fashion statement.” Nike, 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr., $158
“In the spirit of the old-fashioned shell jackets, here is a hugely lightweight windbreaker jacket in a really modern white. White makes things always look futuristic to me, and it’s got a nod to that minimalistic effect.” Arc’teryx, 339 Queen St. W., $450
“K-Way is just a classic. I’ve been wearing them since the ’60s. Everyone’s talking about a pop of colour this season. We’re all longing for moods to be elevated. You can’t go wrong with this jacket, and it packs up really nicely too.” K-Way, Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor St. W., $199
“Fendi did a collab with K-Way for this one, which I think is really cool. This is an absolutely practical coat, with a nod to the nostalgia of the jackets we used to wear as a kid. Great for riding around on a bike or rowing in a canoe!” Fendi x K-Way, Online only, $2,461
“Easy to pack, easy to run around in — this is the kind of summer jacket that you could just have forever. It has that space age vibe going. It’s a really clean look.” Arc/teryx, 339 Queen St. W., $160
“This just looks like a cool jacket. There’s something about the crinkle and the fabric that looks a little distressed, which is a look that some people like. That’s part of the charm of this jacket.” Reigning Champ, 41 Ossington Ave., $550