Since spring is, well, spring you're not going to need too many pieces of outerwear. In fact, if you play your cards right you can pretty much get by with just one. You may already have this one perfect piece of spring outerwear, but if you don't I'd like to make a case in favor of the Barbour Liddesdale. This lightweight yet warm jacket can take a beating and holds up great in any spring weather short of a monsoon. Style wise it's pretty much as on point as anything Barbour designs. There is a corduroy collar, snap closure side vents (most commonly seen on Barbour's Bedale model) and comes in a ton of colors. You can grab something subtle in a neutral color (i.e. olive or navy) or go bold in some of the bright options for S/S 2011 (i.e. orange, red, royal blue). Now, on to fit. Most people I know, and myself included, have sized down. I pretty much wear a medium in everything and a size small Liddesdale fits me perfectly. It's easy to layer over or under my tailored clothing and other casual jackets I have for spring. For example, this weekend I threw it over an old Engineered Garments field jacket. The Liddesdale also features something so many other jackets fail to capitalize on - trim sleeves. Overall, you're getting a ridiculously versatile jacket that is going to be your go to all season long for, at most, $150. In my mind, it's the perfect single serving of spring outerwear anyone could ask for.
[Last two images courtesy of The Sartorialist.]