Stay Cool and Cozy With the 13 Best Shirt Jackets for Men to Sport This Season

Two Men in Overshirts
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Ah, men’s shirt jackets. Potentially one of the most looked over cold-weather trends that shouldn’t be. These cozy outerwear options merge two things we’re already wearing this season (a shirt and a jacket) to create a warming combo coat option that hits the Goldilocks spot in terms of fall and winter necessities. So, if you don’t already own one yourself, you should.

The look really comes in clutch no matter what the weather brings. On warmer days, we love wearing shirt jackets right over our outfit for just a little more warmth, while on cooler days, this is a great in-between piece for layering beneath your heavier coat to ensure no matter how cold it is outside, you won’t be. It’s kind of the helping hand when it comes to men’s layers.

Depending on what you’re looking for, there are a slew of men’s shirt jacket options to pick from that vary in need. Some are thinner, meaning they might be better to wear solo above a tee to pull your outfit together on days where the sun is shining bright, while others might be thicker, puffed or quilted to ensure you are staying warm outside. Purchasing the right men’s shirt jacket can be super dependent on where exactly you live in this world, and, mainly, how frigid temperatures tend to get. For some, a light shirt jacket might be all you need to get through the colder months. But, you guys up North? You might want to seek out something on the warmer side.

As it might already seem, yes, options vary. Thankfully, we’ve gathered together some of the most attractive shirt jackets you can find online right now so you can figure out which suits your needs the best. So, let’s get shopping, boys.

  

1. Billy Reid Wool Cashmere Mo Shirt Jacket

BEST OVERALL

What can we say besides this? We love everything about this jacket. SPY readers will know that we’re big fans of Billy Reid, an Alabama-based menswear designer who makes some of our favorite men’s shirts, flannels and jackets. This wool cashmere shirt jacket comes in both solid navy and the plaid cashmere pictured below. Personally, we love the plaid version, but you can’t go wrong with Billy Reid’s new Amazon collection.

billy reid shirt jacket Courtesy of Billy Reid
  

2. Goodthreads Heavyweight Flannel Shirt Jacket

BUDGET PICK

Amazon’s clothing brands never fall short, so we’re not even close to surprised that their brand Goodthreads has a stellar shirt jacket option made for cool weather. This handsome button-closure shirt jacket comes in a variety of colors, but right now, we’re loving this burgundy/navy mix for its uniqueness. It’s designed with two chest pockets and two side pockets and has a vintage look without ever having seen another body before yours. The shirt jacket looks dope over a pocket tee and under a puffer, so no matter how you wear it, we’re sure this is the one for you. Plus, just take a gander at that price. You can’t beat that.

Goodthreads Heavyweight Flannel Shirt Jacket Courtesy of Amazon

  

3. Everlane Heavyweight Overshirt

RUNNER UP

If you’re looking for a shirt jacket to wear similarly to the way you do a classic flannel, look no further than Everlane’s heavyweight overshirt. This relaxed, straight fit shirt is made for casual everyday wear as the world begins to pump out colder air. Although it’s quite warming, we don’t recommend you wear this overshirt as a jacket in which way we might recommend a number of the others. Instead, we suggest incorporating this into your full-fledged outfit for the day and prop on a heavier coat on top.

Everlane Heavyweight Overshirt Courtesy of Everlane

  

4. Carhartt Men’s Rugged Flex Rigby Shirt Jacket

EDITOR FAVORITE

It doesn’t get more durable than Carhartt. Built to have your back against any weather situation, this rugged and reliable men’s shirt jacket is a shirt made for wear. And wear. And wear. Meaning, this baby’s built to last you a lifetime, no matter what you do in it. It has a super relaxed fit with flex technology for easy movement. It also has both button and zipper closure to trap body heat inside, keeping you warm even on the chilliest of days. Keep in mind that this baby is sized a bit large, so if you don’t plan on wearing bulkier under-garb like sweatshirts and sweaters, you might want to size down.

Carhartt Men's Rugged Flex Rigby Shirt Jacket Courtesy of Amazon

  

5. Scotch & Soda Brushed Wool Blend Button-Up Shirt Jacket

BEST WOOL

We should all know by now just how great wool is at keeping the heat in. That being said, this handsome, wool blended shirt jacket from Scotch & Soda is the most dapper-looking way to stay warm this season. The shirt jacket has two chest flap pockets for keeping all your valuables and a hidden button placket to keep up with a more sophisticated look and design. It’s made from 70% wool and 30% polyester, so it will keep you cozy at all times no matter where you’re headed. Also, it has quite the easy fit by giving a little bit of room so you can wear just about whatever you want underneath.

Scotch & Soda Brushed Wool Blend Button-Up Shirt Jacket Courtesy of Nordstrom

  

6. Wrangler Authentics Long Sleeve Heavy Weight Fleece Shirt

BEST PLAID

Take the classic look of your favorite flannel shirt into the realm of your favorite heavyweight fleece shirt jacket. This baby is built to maximize and merge comfort and style to create a go-to, casual overshirt option you can rock no matter the weather. It’s ideal for layering and isn’t too tight on the body. It isn’t unmovable like a lot of men’s shirt jackets are, so it’s a great way to influence a moveable, warming option into your cold-weather wardrobe. No more stiffness, buddy.

Wrangler Authentics Long Sleeve Heavy Weight Fleece Shirt Courtesy of Amazon

  

7. Patagonia Better Sweater Shirt Jacket

MOST ECO-FRIENDLY

Stay snug and comfy all season long with this fleece button-down shirt jacket from Patagonia. It takes your average sweater to a more removable look, so you can dress to the 9s down below and simply wear this baby just to face the elements. Best thing of all? Patagonia is an eco-friendly brand, so this shirt jacket is made from fully recycled fleece. There are four pockets in total on this bad boy, so you have multiple spots to keep your valuables.

Patagonia Better Sweater Shirt Jacket Courtesy of Backcountry

  

8. Vuori Clothing Ripstop Jacket

BEST FOR ADVENTURES

Get yourself a fabric that is made to stretch, stretch and well, stretch. This shirt jacket is made from a ripstop fabric to keep you moving at all times. It’s perfect to rock when hiking the trails, strutting around the city or traveling to your next destination, even though the majority of us aren’t necessarily traveling right now. The shirt jacket has immense fabric strength and is even stain resistant to keep you in check and looking put together — even if you’re a spiller. Colors are available in this copper color pictured below, black and a green oregano shade.

Vuori Clothing Ripstop Jacket Courtesy of Vuori Clothing

  

9. MOCOTONO Long Sleeve Thick Corduroy Shirt

BEST CORDUROY

Corduroy is essentially the pattern (or, texture) of autumn. This is the best-suited shirt jacket to sport as you enter your parents’ place this Thanksgiving or on your next socially distanced outdoor bar date before December comes along. Though you can totally rock this as a shirt jacket, we love wearing this as a shirt on its own. Risque, we know. Pair this with your favorite fall boots and classic beige chino pants. Not khakis. Never khakis.

MOCOTONO Long Sleeve Thick Corduroy Shirt Courtesy of Amazon

  

10. BDG Camo Quilted Shirt Jacket

BEST QUILTED

The BDG Camo Quilted Shirt Jacket from Urban Outfitters is low-key one of our best options here for wearing as a solo jacket without layering. First and foremost, it’s quilted, so you know damn well that it’s going to be warm. Think about that cuddly quilted blanket your mom made from your childhood — this shirt jacket has the exact same feel. Also in terms of style, camo is super in right now, so wearing this on the streets will show that you absolutely know what’s going down with your look.

BDG Camo Quilted Shirt Jacket Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

  

11. Legendary Whitetails Hooded Flannel Shirt Jacket

BEST HOODIE

Yeah, you’ve been rocking your hoodie indoors since March, but it’s time to rock your preferred look in the outdoors this season for any socially distanced activity or errand — and this hooded flannel shirt jacket from Legendary Whitetails is the perfect way to do it. Adding a hood to your outwear always feels casual, so pairing it with the relaxed, friendly look of a flannel shirt brings is the perfect way to show off a shirt jacket. Also, unlike the rest of the shirt jackets we’ve chosen, this baby is poly-fill lined to keep you cozy at all times.

Legendary Whitetails Hooded Flannel Shirt Jacket Courtesy of Amazon

  

12. Amazon Essentials Long-Sleeve Polar Fleece Shirt Jacket

BEST BUDGET

This fleece shirt jacket is currently one of Amazon’s #1 New Releases to pick from on the site and for good reason. It’s a comfortable, mid-weight option that hits a pretty affordable price point most guys can totally afford. The shirt jacket has four pockets to keep all your stuff and is made with a full button front closure the way most shirt jackets also have. It is a bit shorter in terms of most shirt jackets, but we love this one nonetheless. There are a slew of colors to pick from, but come on, you can’t go wrong with a nice pine color as the temps drop.

Amazon Essentials Long-Sleeve Polar Fleece Shirt Jacket Courtesy of Amazon

  

13. Patagonia Silent Water Repellent 700-Fill Power Down Shirt Jacket

BEST WATER REPELLENT

As the best shirt jacket to wear when the snow falls, this water repellent overcoat from Patagonia is the insulated option you need this winter. Unlike the majority of shirt jackets, this one is filled with 700-fill power-recycled down to keep you warm and toasty all season long. As mentioned before, Patagonia is an eco-friendly brand, so this guy made with the majority of fabrics being fully recycled. It really is an essential when it comes to outerwear. Just throw it on once and you’ll know why.

Patagonia Silent Water Repellent 700-Fill Power Down Shirt Jacket Courtesy of Nordstrom