It's going to rain in the spring and summer, and if you walk everywhere like me, you're bound to get caught in it. So you think, "I'll grab a hoodie or a jacket in case it does rain." But alas, it's too damn hot with it on. What were you thinking, putting on a thing like that in the middle of May? Even wrapping it around your waste provides too much heat for comfort. That's when you think, "Google will give me good results for 'summer jacket'!" It doesn't, and the one jacket that is functionally feasible looks as flat as a winter afternoon. So... does anyone have suggestions? Price is a key factor for me, as I'm struggling just to pay my bills and I make a little over minimum wage.

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This is open for suggestions of umbrellas on the cheap too. Mine are always bending and breaking, and never quite do the job to begin with.

As far as jackets go, a lightweight windbreaker or cotton raincoat would be the best options, perhaps with a light hat or cap.  However, if heat is a problem, get an umbrella, and make it a good one, or at least better than what you've been getting.  I know you're on a budget, but it's better to spend the money on one item that works well and lasts than on buying the same cheap product over and over.

For a man on a budget, I'd recommend thrift stores. You just have to get over the stigma that comes with shopping at a thrift store. I've been shopping at thrift stores for years and it's very rare that I'll actually update my wardrobe with something bought brand new at the store.

Finding a summer jacket should be pretty easy, thrift stores usually have a section for jackets where there's a wide variety of styles, and usually you cant beat the prices either. Just last week I bought a lightweight harrington style jacket from The Gap, 2 pairs of cargo shorts from The Gap, and a pair of Levis jeans, all look practically brand new and it cost me under $30 for it all.

Couple of suggestions that you can find for not much money...

 

Unlined cotton blazer/sports jacket

Harrington style jacket

Windbreaker/weekender type jacket

 

I could pick up any of those in the UK for in between £25-£50 if I really was on a tight budget...obviously, they would be unbranded and probably not the greatest quality, but if you are on a tight budget, you can't always have the best when you want it (been there...it sucks)

 

As a general rule, I shop out of season due to already having everything I need in place already...it's always a good feeling to pick up really nice gear for less than half price because it's out of season (assuming you buy stylish/classic clothing as opposed to trendy/fashionable clothing). This years summer chinos look no different to summer chinos from a decade ago if you are buying classic styles.

 

 

I have a pretty nice rain jacket that I bought at Bass Pro for about $25.00. Lightweight and has a hood, hangs just below the waist. I would opt for a good umbrella so you can sidestep the heat issue, unless the weather is cool and you can comfortably wear a rain jacket.

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