September 25, 2020 3 min read

Shirt jacket, overshirt, shacket...whatever you call them, these lightweight layers number high on our must-have list for their practicality and versatility. 

Designed for changeable weather and three-season wear, shirt jackets come in all shapes, sizes, and fabrics. Think chore coats, military-inspired jackets, hefty sweater-shirts that aren’t quite cardigans, lightweight sportswear...really, anything that looks a bit like a shirt but wears a little warmer.

Why we love them:

They’re the perfect choice for unpredictable weather. 

  • Warm, humid days that shift to cool, breezy nights, when it’s hot in the sun but cold in the shade — you get the idea. Lightweight and designed for layering without feeling bulky or bundled, they’re our go-to between seasons.

They’re incredibly versatile. 

  • Shirt jackets work in any climate. Worn open during fall and spring, or closed and layered under warm coats and over cozy sweaters during the winter, they do it all. Plus, with so many styles to choose from, you can easily find the one that works for you — whether that’s a night on the town or chores around the house.

They’re elevated, but practical.

  • Not too fussy, but enough structure to look pulled together...shirt jackets walk a casual line between form and function. They pair the warmth, pockets, and performance properties of a good coat with the clean lines and style of your favorite shirt. Change up the silhouette or fabric or other details and you can change a look from smart to laid-back with ease. 

Always rugged, always cool, both the Faherty brothers love the vintage-inspired look of the shirt jacket. Read on for the complete guide to our favorite layers. 

 

 

The Stretch Blanket-Lined CPO

Why we made it: For maximum comfort — it’s lined in a super soft, cozy, custom-woven blanket — paired with the perfect, vintage-inspired, classic vibe. Plus, we’ve finished things off with a special wash and a little added stretch in the shell, for that broken-in feel from wear one.

 

 

 

The Epic Quilted Fleece CPO

Why we made it: Our only knit shirt jacket, it’s the softest, stretchiest option in the line-up. Crafted from a textural melange yarn, it’s similar in feel and vibe to our bestselling Legend Sweater Shirts. The finishing touch — snap buttons, for easy on and off. 

 

 

 

The Sherpa-Lined Plaid CPO

Why we made it: Because we love sherpa — a lot. This fun and cozy piece features a vintage-inspired blue plaid exterior and the coziest lining ever; it’s the next best thing to wrapping up in a blanket before you head outside. 

 

 

 

The Reversible Bondi Jacket

Why we made it: Why choose one when you can have the best of both worlds? This fully reversible piece flips from a rugged quilted cotton on one side to reveal our custom-woven Native-inspired blanket on the other. Warm, comfortable, tough. 

 

 

The Atmosphere Shirt Jacket

Why we made it: Sustainable performance: it’s made from 100% recycled polyester, insulated with recycled Primaloft, and treated with a durable water-repellent finish — plus, the shell, lining, and insulation are all bluesign® certified safe for the environment, workers, and customers. 

 

 

The Cooper Jacket

Why we made it: The most water-resistant of our shirt jackets, the garment-dyed cotton-nylon blend fabric is treated with a special vintage wash for the perfect finish. Lightweight and packed with practical details, it’s one of our go-to all-weather choices. 

 

 

The Yukon Brushed Workshirt

Why we made it: This piece occupies a space slightly closer to the shirt end of the shirt jacket spectrum in terms of styling and wearability. Vintage-inspired patterns on super-cozy, super hefty flannel are set off by details like interior chambray lining at the yoke. 

 


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