- Buyer's Guide
Best Shirt Jackets For Men in 2023
Shirt Jackets, or Shackets, are one of the most underrated and useful parts of a traveler’s quiver. Equal part jacket and shirt, they are versatile chameleons that can pull double, or even triple, duty when you’re on the road.
Whether you throw it on over a tee on a breezy spring day, or use it to layer up when the mercury drops, shirt jackets come in a variety of styles. Varying between active performance jackets all the way to old-school cool, there is a shirt jacket with your name on it. Upgrade your wardrobe with one of these versatile picks.
Outerknown Flannel Blanket Shirt – Exclusive (from US$74)
The Blanket Shirt is arguably Outerknown’s most well-known piece – and for good reason. A combination of sustainable construction and surfer-chic vibes makes this a great wardrobe staple. It’s made with 100% organic cotton and natural corozo buttons and works equally well buttoned up or thrown over a tee for some laid-back warmth.
Faherty Legend Sweater Flannel Shirt – Exclusive (US$89)
The Faherty Legend Sweater Flannel Shirt brings cozy comfort to your style setup without restricting your movement. Made with a four-way stretch knit blended fabric, the shirt keeps you warm and moving freely, so you’re good to go whether taking care of errands or hitting the local trails. Available in an exclusive colorway from Huckberry, the shirt features corozo buttons and dual chest pockets for storing smaller items.
Proof Moonweight Puffer Shirt Jacket (US$118)
While you might not reach the moon, you can get a taste of lunar gravity with Proof’s Moonweight Puffer Shirt Jacket. Honed for lightweight warmth, the shirt jacket features water-resistant nylon infused with graphene which provides excellent thermal regulation and odor resistance. Polyester insulation helps boost warmth, while the packable design makes it easy to slot this into your everyday and travel setups alike.
Alchemy Equipment 3XDRY Zip Up Shacket (US$160)
Clean, modern and technical, this shacket from New Zealand’s Alchemy Equipment ticks so many boxes. Combining the comfort of cotton with the performance attributes of the Schoeller® 3XDRY, this a jacket that can be dressed up or down, worn smart or casual, layered up, all while keeping you warm and protected from the elements.
Flint and Tinder Quilted Bone Button Western Shirt (US$168)
A salute to the Old West that’s cool enough for any city slicker, the Flint and Tinder Quilted Bone Button Western Shirt exudes attention to detail throughout its careful construction. It combines premium quilted denim with a soft flannel lining, burnt cow bone snaps, dual chest pockets, and dual hand pockets. A versatile piece that can be dressed up or down, it’s a fine addition to your wardrobe for casual work settings and weekend adventures alike.
Taylor Stitch Shop Shirt (US$168)
The Taylor Stitch Shop Shirt takes inspiration from heavy-duty workwear and gives it a modern style spin, making it easy to go from hard graft to kicking back without missing a beat. It’s made with Boss Duck featuring a blend of 12-oz. 54% hemp, 30% recycled polyester, 14% organic cotton, and 2% spandex. So you get comfort and durability in one, along with useful features such as oversized front pockets and a flat hem for easy styling.
Topo Designs Insulated Shirt Jacket (US$179)
Want a shirt jacket that adapts on the fly? No problem for Topo Designs’ Insulated Shirt Jacket. Offering two jackets in one, this reversible design features nylon ripstop cotton on one side, smooth nylon on the reverse, and a cozy PrimaLoft® Black Eco insulated fill. With two hand pockets, a chest pocket, and two snap pockets, you’ve got plenty of options for storing small essentials too, making this a useful piece for both travel and day-to-day use.
Faherty Epic Quilted Fleece CPO Shirt Jacket (US$198)
Inspired by the CPO shirts issued by the U.S. Navy in the 1930s, the Faherty Epic Quilted Fleece CPO Shirt Jacket is a great mid-layer when the cold really sets in but also equally versatile as an outer layer for warmer weather. The quilted fleece construction provides a good balance of structure and warmth, while two hand pockets and two chest pockets keep your digits toasty and small items secure on the go.
Tracksmith New England Overshirt (US$198)
Create the ideal overshirt for runners? Tracksmith certainly took that idea and ran with it when creating the New England Overshirt. It’s made with a soft, warm blend of recycled wool, cotton, and nylon, giving the awesome odor resistance of wool with added durability, stretch for freedom of movement, and laid-back comfort. The shirt offers a choice of useful hand pockets and chest pockets. And while it can be worn as a pre-workout or post-workout layer, there’s no reason this piece won’t slot nimbly into your day-to-day wardrobe too.
KUIU Fairbanks Jacket (US$199)
Smart enough to wear around town and tough enough for use in more rugged terrain, the KUIU Fairbanks Jacket is a great urban/outdoor hybrid. Water-resistant 3M Thinsulate insulation and siliconized synthetic fibers keep you warm on the move, while the DWR coating offers protection from stains and the elements. And with six pockets to choose from, you can easily stash EDC and small essentials close at hand.
Filson Fleece Lined Jac-Shirt (US$215)
Filson know a thing or two about staying warm in harsh, cold conditions and their Filson Fleece Lined Jac-Shirt provides dependable warmth and durability in one. Designed with a relaxed fit for layering underneath, the shirt jacket features a 10-oz. cotton canvas exterior, a fleece lining in the body, and polyfill in the arms. Two fleece-lined handwarmer pockets provide a cozy home for your hands in chillier weather, while two chest pockets hold small items.
KÜHL Aktivator Jacket (US$219)
The KÜHL Aktivator Jacket offers a honed blend of outdoor-ready performance and sharp style, making it an easy piece to reach for whether you’re hitting the trails or your local watering hole. The shirt jacket uses three different weights of synthetic insulation for optimum temperature regulation, providing breathability and warmth in one. Water-resistant, windproof, and featuring inbuilt stretch, it’s a sleek performance piece for wherever your day takes you.
Mountain Hardwear Men’s Ghost Whisperer™ Snap Jacket (US$226.98)
Mountain Hardwear offers a snappy twist on their popular Ghost Whisperer™ with the Men’s Ghost Whisperer™ Snap Jacket. Instead of a zipper, the jacket features a snap front for easy fastening in windy conditions. Created to offer an excellent balance of light weight and cozy warmth, the jacket features 800-fill RDS®-certified down insulation and packs down into its own internal pocket, making it easy to store in an outdoor pack or luggage until needed, while remaining stylish for around town too.
Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket in Sagebrush Diamond Quilt (US$228)
When dapper utility is required, you can depend on the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket to keep you looking well put together and ready for action. Inspired by the classic French chore coat, this version features a diamond quilt pattern for warmth and eye-catching aesthetics. Add in the 100% recycled materials and you’ve got a chic blend of sustainability, style, and functionality in one.
Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket (US$288)
Looking for a timeless go-to piece you’ll reach for day in and day out for years to come? The Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket is equally ready for a hard day working outdoors or roaming down city streets in rugged style. It’s made with a burly British Millerain waxed canvas shell, recycled PrimaLoft® insulation, and a Japanese polyester lining, keeping you warm and well protected from the elements. A total of six pockets store smaller items too, so you can keep valuables secure on the move.