Shirt jackets. Shackets. Overshirts. Whatever you call them, the
Shackets are often light enough to wear on their own but can double as an outerwear piece when the weather is chilly enough to need a layer (but not chilly enough for a heavy winter coat).
We already wrote about how to style a shirt jacket, so we’re following up with more recommendations.
Shirt Jackets (More Stylish Than The Usual)
Arket Basim Cotton Overshirt
I am a sucker for the classics, and this blue chore coat silhouette is as classic as it gets.
Nordic brand Arket is known for its beautiful takes on time-honored styles, applying dye techniques to make their products look beautifully washed and worn.
This overshirt looks like a beautiful vintage French chore coat in an on-trend electric blue. In this
On Mr. Porter‘s website, the model wears it over a hoodie which is definitely a choice. You could also sport it over T-shirts, oxford
It’s also available in orange, but for the more traditional look, go for blue.
Sometimes we just want our clothing to be straight to the point—reliable with no frills.
I cannot remember an article that I have written where I did not recommend something from Uniqlo – for the price point, it really is as good as it gets.
Levi’s Pink Skate Jacket
I can personally attest to the quality of this
I’ve been wearing this around in secret since last summer and it is such a well-crafted statement piece.
The corduroy fabric is strong enough to keep you warm, and should the temperatures dip below 60, the bright pink will keep you feeling hot all season long.
LL Bean Signature 1933 Chamois Cloth
Chamois is one of the most comfortable fabrics that you can put on your body.
Made with woven Portuguese flannel, chamois feels like a buttery blanket, made to age gracefully. J.Crew and L.L.Bean make the best chamois
You can’t go wrong with any color—it’s a matter of personal preference. Like most
Abercrombie & Fitch Vegan Suede
Run, don’t walk, to the Abercrombie website to snag yourself this suede
Made with vegan suede, this camel tan shacket will make you feel like a million bucks, despite the sub-$100 price tag. If you get over to the site (or a store if you’re lucky) in time, you’ll be able to get it for the $84 sale price, assuming it isn’t already sold out.
Wythe Washed Madras Workshirt
New York-based Wythe is one of my favorite new brands on the market.
The brand provides nostalgic pieces from bygone eras. I can go on and on, but it sounds better directly from the founders:
“I started Wythe searching for icons of the past — the perfect oxford
shirt, an authentic denim pearl snap, the grey sweatshirt worn to perfection. These were all things that could be found in any shopping mall, but the soul of the garment had been ripped out.
“I wanted the Oxford
shirtsthat Miles Davis wore, the denim pearl snaps that James Dean wore, and the sweatshirts that Paul Newman wore.
This dream of a lost Americana became Wythe. The bygone heirlooms of the past, remade to fit well and last long enough to be passed down to the next generation of dreamers.”
Carb Studios Del Rey Oversized
Carb Studios is another of my favorite new brands on the scene, seeking to achieve a luxurious California atmosphere through their minimal, high-quality clothing.
Carb Studios Del Rey Oversized Shirt
“Wide boxy fit. Dropped shoulders. Tortoise shell button closures. Adjustable button-closure cuffs. Left chest front placket pocket. Rounded front and and back shirt tail hem. Cut to be tucked or untucked. Oversized pointed collar.” -California Arts
This sage shade will go with more clothing in your closet, and is a good way to inject some color while sporting an otherwise safe outfit of neutrals. It’s so damn chill. I love the way it’s modeled on the site, over a ribbed tank with black pants.
This would work as well at the office as it will at the club on a Friday night.
Séfr Faux Leather
Leather has been having a big moment recently. If you’ve been on the hunt for a simple and accessible leather-look piece, look no further than this
The faux leather allows the piece to be (relatively) attainable with its $250 price tag, much cheaper than a real leather
When you think of
You all know Dickies.
Chances are you may have had a pair of the work pants as a kid because they were affordable and durable for the times when you were roughhousing on the playground at recess. The brand has reached a level where the clothing will always be cool.
All of the TikTok kids are wearing Dickies 874 pants these days. This
It’s also water repellant. Grab it in a neutral gray and wear with everything in your closet.
Who doesn’t love a good
Their versatility makes them the perfect piece for transitional weather and their toughness will have you feeling ready for all terrains and conditions.
No matter the occasion, there will be an appropriate
If you want something sleek and sexy, then check out the Séfr leather
You can find a trusty shacket that you wear any and everywhere or you can build a collection. There are few perfect pieces of clothing, but if you stacked your closet with a million of these bad boys, I wouldn’t argue with you.
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