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Shirt Jacket Overview

The shirt jacket also known as “shacket,” is exactly what it’s referred to like – a mix of an a-shirt and a jacket. It’s thicker than a shirt, but not so bulky as a real jacket. This makes it a great layer to transition into spring. From a fashion standpoint it’s more casual than the jacket. Therefore, if you’re searching for a casual but still tailored item of outerwear, shirt jackets for men are one of the top options available.

What are some of the best styles?

Navy Cotton

As I’m describing this as the trend for casual menswear and casual, let’s get started with a casual style. A pair of light denim and a brown neck sweater create the mood for a classic blue and brown’ palette. White leather sneakers create a neutral foundation.

A navy-colored shirt is the perfect look of a classic basic, easy-to-wear look. Switch out your tech pullover in favor of one of these and you can easily elevate even a casual style such as this.

Khaki Cotton

The next step is the khaki-colored cotton It is a great way to showcase the jacket as a casual option to an Blazer. The basic look is classic, with an OCBD in white coupled with navy cotton pants.

It is possible to dress this up with a blazer. The shacket, however gives it an informal, sporty look. The pleated pocket in the jacket provides some’menswear-inspired flair as well.

Herringbone Linen

This is the most formal style of all. Another option can utilize a shacket an alternative to the blazer to create an informal, sporty look. I love the way simple changes or substitutes can produce such a dramatic result.

The basic ensemble here-the blue chinos and navy shirt-is an easy, basic and classic outfit. The club tie gives it a prettier vibe and plays nicely with the sportiness in the jacket.

Camel Corduroy

While it is more of a fall fabric, the one we wear is more light and is perfect for a spring-to-winter transition. From a fashion perspective the rugged look that the jacket is sporting works well with the dark denim and gingham shirt.

I really like the way the brown tones of the shirt match the camo colour of the jacket. For shoes the leather is light brown. derbies create three distinct brown tones that blend.

Olive Corduroy

To make the wool version of corduroy I aimed to incorporate the safari shirt’s styling elements as well as a palette of colors that’s more safari-like. The underside is the light tan knitted shirt that’s unique because of the robust collar (so it can stand up effectively) and the deep five-button placket.

White denim is not weather-proof, it’s perfectly suited to spring. The suede boots add the rough feel of corduroy. A pair of aviators and a Seamaster, which I bought pre-Bond, complete the look.