In case the past few days haven’t illustrated clearly enough, summer is over. Sure there are hints of warmth and sunshine still but the rain is taking over in dramatic fashion and temperatures are dropping. Still, while it may be too cool to go out without an outer layer, it’s still far too warm for winter coats and will be for weeks yet.

That means you need a transitional jacket, one that can carry you through the awkward teens of autumn all the way through to the cynical adult of winter. Here then are our favourite of the moment.

Givenchy Slim-Fit Shearling-Trimmed Demin Jacket, £1,385

Givenchy Slim-Fit Shearling-Trimmed Demin Jacket

Every guy should own a denim jacket for just such an occasion as this. That said, there’s denim then there’s denim. This example from Givenchy keeps its silhouette tight to the body while fitting in a layer of shearling, visible at the collar. It’s impeccably cool and a bit more stylish than your old beat up version at home, all the while able to take you right through autumn.

Available at: mrporter.com

Moncler Tacna Striped Shell Down Bomber Jacket, £830

Moncler Tacna Striped Shell Down Bomber Jacket

Putting the bomber in bomber jacket, this military-inspired piece from outerwear specialist Moncler is a departure from their usual St. Moritz vibe and we love it. The army brown is relieved by the brand’s tricolour stripe right down the middle. The quilted lining is nice and warm and, when shut up right, the shell will keep the wind off. Mostly.

Available at: mrporter.com

Officine Generale Camoflage-Print Cotton and Nylon-Blend Ripstop Jacket, £425

Officine Generale Camoflage-Print Cotton and Nylon-Blend Ripstop Jacket

Keeping with the military theme this lightweight piece from the Italians at Officine Generale is a bit more overt in its references. The tailoring’s far too good for anyone to think military surplus, and the ripstop material is subtly textured. It’s a little less insulating than a lined jacket, but pair with a warmer underlayer and it’s perfect if you’ve no idea what the weather’s going to do

Available at: mrporter.com

Maison Margiela Décortiqué herringbone jacket, £675

Maison Margiela Décortiqué herringbone jacket

Covering a similar niche in your wardrobe here but from a very different angle, Maison Margiela’s stripped-down herringbone jacket is a world away from their technology-themed runway stuff and back to the bare essentials. It’s flawless construction meets attention to detail without anything else to get in the way and goes with pretty much anything you already own.

Available at: farfetch.com

Wacko Maria Dragon Embroidered Quilted Jacket, £580

Wacko Maria Dragon Embroidered Quilted Jacket

If you’re into your streetwear you’ll already know Wacko Maria. Hell, you were probably already on the waiting list when this statement jacket came out. It takes a certain swagger to pull off the Japanese label’s red dragons but, pair with some simple chinos and a white t-shirt and you have effortless cool incarnate. Wear open like a bomber jacket to break up the quilting or closed where the low zip gives the whole thing a slouchy look.

Available at: farfetch.com