Shirt jacket is sometimes a misleading name. Yes, the garment is a jacket, but it’s not going to fit you like a shirt.
A shirt jacket is rather an outer layer that’s less like a button-up and more like a shirt in design. The way it drapes on the body, the materials it’s made out of, the addition of pockets and other features.
The best shirt jackets will keep you warm while presenting a myriad of ways for styling. They’re the ultimate layer you can throw on at a moment’s notice.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite shirt jackets to show you how many different types there are. From flannel-inspired shirt jackets to ones that look more like a traditional coat, you’ll hopefully see the bigger picture in what it would mean to add a shirt jacket to your wardrobe.
Best Military-Inspired Shirt Jacket: Flint and Tinder CPO Jacket
Everything from the silhouette, to the buttons and pockets, invokes the best qualities of a classic military-inspired jacket.
Most Unique: Wax London Whiting Shirt
Crafted in Portugal, this woven cotton shirt from Wax London is sustainably produced from French-made, recycled fabric. We light this unique ecru/raindrop color.
Best Quilted Shirt Jacket: Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket
Quilted jackets are great at giving texture and dimension to an outfit even when you opt for a common dark color—case in point, a black jacket. This one is also features warm Primaloft insulation.
Best Suede Shirt Jacket: Golden Bear Suede Shirt
Channel your inner Once Upon A Time in Hollywood look with this jacket. Made by Golden Bear, the jacket features beautiful suede and custom-made metal snap button hardware.
Best Wool Shirt Jacket: Flint and Tinder Wool Overshirt
For those who like wool, there’s a shirt jacket for you. Skip the over-stuffy sweater and wear this over a t-shirt.
Best Flannel-Inspired: Katin Harold Sherpa Shirt Jacket
Sherpa lined, this shirt jacket from Katin comes in a unique flannel colorway and shows signs of a quality garment—crafted with metal snap hardware and washed and brushed cotton for the outer.
Best Deal: Backpacker Apparel Great Outdoors Shirt Jacket
A 7.50 oz canvas shell sets you up for whatever the day throws at you. Add the flannel lining and you can wear this out on a Sunday hike.
More Great Shirt Jackets
Dickies Relaxed-Fit Hooded Duck Shirt Jacket
The perfect shirt to go duck hunting in. Or duck feeding. Or duck watching.
Wrangler Authentics Quilted Hooded Flannel Shirt Jacket
The flannel quilted shirt is nice enough, but the hood gives it an extra kick, leaving you with a versatile and comfortable shirt jacket that you won’t ever want to take off.
Carhartt Rugged Flex Rigby Shirt Jacket
Carhartt uses “rugged flex technology” to bring you this shirt jacket. In other words, it’s easy to move around in. You don’t want to be too stiff, you just want to stay warm.
John is the Style & Gear Editor for BroBible. You can contact him on Twitter @johnthompsoniv or via email John@brobible.com
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