5 Ways to Wear a Shacket

Shirt + Jacket = True Love Forever

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Sep 15 2019

If you haven’t noticed by now, here at SG HQ we’re fully in the pocket of Big Light Jacket. So far this fall, we’ve covered the stylish versatility of denim jackets and waterproof field jackets, bombers and souvenir jackets. And we’re not done yet! Today, it’s time to get all mushy about all the ways to wear a shacket.

What is a shacket?

For the uninitiated, a shacket is the unholy union of a shirt and a jacket. Heavy enough to wear as your final layer, but won’t add too much bulk. Generally comes with a button closure, not a zip.

Dress it up or dress it down, the trusty men’s shacket can get you through pretty much anything.

Below, five ways to wear a shacket this fall and winter:


SG Says: The fancy fashion name for the Hill City shacket above is “mixed media” meaning there’s two different materials co-mingling in one garment. In this case, fleece and nylon. The black keeps it from looking too too athletic, so don’t wear it just with your joggers from the gym.

// Shop sporty shackets //


SG Says: This plaid workman shacket from Gap may give you throwback vibes to your dad fiddling with a leaky car battery in the garage, or pulling weeds in the backyard before the soil froze for winter. Don’t be afraid to pull this style, often quilted or padded, out of the toolshed and into your everyday wardrobe. With chinos and a pair of “not going to mow the lawn in these” sneakers, you’ll be looking ever so stylish.

// Shop quilted shackets //


SG Says: These patterned shackets (left and right) from Faherty, the brand for private wealth managers who surf on the weekends, are reversible. Meaning, you can be “out there” with your look only when you want to be.

// Shop patterned shackets //


SG Says: Oh Old Navy, you had me at “sweater-fleece.” This shacket comes in navy, too. Good news for all my neutral-loving brethren out there. (And yes, I felt compelled to add a not-too-busy option after seeing Megan post about the importance of simple options in this topcoat roundup).

// Shop neutral shackets //


SG Says: The most casual look of them all: dark wash jean, cotton shirt, and tan shacket in a durable canvas material. Easy, breezy and stylish.

// Shop cotton and canvas shackets //

Put it all together: Shacket Outfit Idea

Wear it well: Since the shirt jacket is ideal for layering, you can seize the opportunity to try a bold color and layer it with more muted hues. Make a textured statement with this look by pairing corduroy pants with your go-to chambray shirt.

One last thing you can do to elevate this outfit? Upgrade your canvas Vans for a sleek leather pair to finish the outfit.


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