The 11 Best Men’s Shirt Jackets for Fall

Warmer than a button down but lighter than a coat, this cozy layer will become your favorite fall staple
October 9, 2018Words by Jon Gugala

Call it a shirt jacket, shirtjac, shacket, overshirt, CPO jacket, or one of many other monikers, it’s no surprise these tops are a fall favorite for every guy. Built for transitional seasons and inclement weather, these beefed-up, button-down hybrids are designed to warm you better and layer best when it’s not yet time for feather down and fur lining. Our favorites incorporate materials that insulate while remaining soft against your season-battered skin, providing warmth and flexibility (both literally and figuratively) for whatever your day entails. Equally great for journeys to the office and Saturday errands around town, these do-it-all insulators have stood the test of time, and they can easily get you through this autumn until the snow starts to fly.
 



Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket


Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket


How do you make a better men’s shirt jacket? Combine it with other tried-and-true menswear materials. Flint and Tinder sourced waxed canvas for the shell of its Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket, adding ruggedness, water-resistance, and all-around good looks to set this piece apart. Inside, diamond-quilted Primaloft® insulation keeps things toasty. But our favorite feature has to be the numerous, intuitively placed pockets inside and out. From warming your hands to tucking away that iPhone from the elements, this staff favorite keeps everything in its right place.
 

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Wellen Quilted Shirt Jacket


Wellen Quilted Shirt Jacket


Can the Quilted Shirt Jacket by Wellen really feel like home? 100%. Its recycled nylon shell and corduroy collar, cuffs, and pocket flaps make it feel like your dad’s favorite jacket, while its relaxed fit and buttery soft flannel lining is like a blanket straight from the dryer. In between outer and inner layers, a cozy helping of Primaloft® insulation keeps out the stiffest winds. We’re big fans of the inner media pocket, which ensures both you and your smartphone stay warm.
 

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​​​​​​​Topo Designs Wool Shirt


Topo Designs Wool Shirt


Our buds at Topo Designs are livin’ the dream up in Colorado with an abundance of outdoor playgrounds in their backyard. In order for them to play as hard as they work, Topo’s always designing superior outerwear for whatever the Colorado wilderness throws their way. Built from remarkably soft and versatile merino wool, this exclusive Wool Shirt is perfect for layering with a t-shirt and worn as a jacket or buttoned-up for a more formal look—either way you rock it, the Wool Shirt looks damn good.


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​​Faherty Brand Canyon Overshirt


Faherty Brand Canyon Overshirt


Despite all its modern construction, the men’s shirt jacket has its roots in thick overshirts of days past. Faherty Brand perfectly captures these roots with its minimalist Canyon Overshirt. Made from thick organic cotton in a jacquard weave, this Canyon Overshirt is then brushed on both sides for added warmth and softness against the skin. While its pattern suggests sunsets and that favorite beach blanket, this heritage piece is simple and warm. Keep it handy and throw it over your favorite button-down when the temps take a turn for the worse.
 

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Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt


Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt


The Faherty Brand Legend Sweater Shirt is all about versatility. Can you wear it as an overshirt on especially chilly days? Thanks to its thick knit fabric and relaxed fit, absolutely. But what really sells us on this is its unadorned good looks. On the average cool day, throw it on as your primary shirt. Thanks to its four-way stretch, it’s comfortable to wear both inside and out and is as at-home on the flag football field as it is at the coffee shop. This is your bulletproof, all-around autumn men’s shirt jacket, and as such, it has a place in every guy’s closet.


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Outerknown Blanket Shirt Jacket


Outerknown Blanket Shirt Jacket


Kelly Slater and John Moore’s brand is all about mixing reliability with classic good looks. It’s why his Outerknown’s Blanket Shirt Jacket easily makes our list. Its classic Scottish plaid pattern traces its roots back centuries, while the organic cotton fabric represents our modern drive for sustainably sourcing. We loved the denim-lined yoke, which sets this apart from other jackets for men while adding durability for your travels both near and far. 


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Outerknown Transitional Flannel Shirt Jacket


Outerknown Transitional Flannel Shirt Jacket


Like s’mores and a campfire, Outerknown’s Transitional Flannel Shirt Jacket incorporates two parts for the perfect pairing. Outside, this flannel jacket sports five oz of organic cotton softness, sheltering you from the worst Mother Nature has on tap. Inside, a quilted cupro lining and a recycled polyester fill keep you warm like your favorite men’s quilted shirt jacket. Combined, the two work in tandem to create a soft, lightweight, and ever-so-cozy package that’s great over a Tee, under your favorite winter jacket, or layered with an oxford for ultimate versatility.

 

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Taylor Stitch The Maritime Shirt


Taylor Stitch The Maritime Shirt


Season after season, we find ourselves coming back to Taylor Stitch’s The Maritime Shirt. Maybe it’s the beautiful water-resistant 19-oz Italian boiled lambswool blend that’s ideal for the wet winters of the Pacific Northwest. Or maybe it’s because of its trim fit that, while not constricting, isn’t boxy and can easily pass for office attire in the more casual workspaces around the world. Whatever it is, this men’s shirt jacket is worth it year after year, which matches its creator’s intent to a T.


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Hill City Thermal Light Shirt Jacket


Hill City Thermal Light Shirt Jacket


Like that Strokes song, you may be stuck in a city, but you belong in a field. The Hill City Thermal Light Shirt Jacket balances on this razor’s edge, with equal claim to the outdoors and urban living. The water-repellent nylon exterior may pay homage to generations of outwear pieces, but its clean lines and dark colors are at home on Broadway. Inside, a generous helping of Primaloft® Gold Active+ offers warmth irrespective of mountain vistas or cityscapes. Nothing beats its four-way stretch, which allows freedom of movement in town and country alike.


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Far Afield Normsk Jacket


Far Afield Normsk Jacket


No one vacations in England for the weather. Born from its native country’s “charming” one-two punch of cool temps and frequent rains, Far Afield’s Normsk Jacket was bred in adversity so that you can thrive in it. The soft, flexible cotton and polyester blend works wonders to insulate you from wet and cold conditions, while chunky buttons seal you into its warm embrace. Pre-washed for lived-in comfort right out of the box, it’s the perfect men’s jacket in which to retire to the study for cigars and brandy before turning up the collar to brave the journey home. 


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Faherty Brand Reversible Shirt Jacket


Faherty Brand Reversible Shirt Jacket


Every day we work with some really special brands, but rarely do we get the opportunity to collaborate on exclusive capsule collections that equally capture their brand’s ethos and the Huckberry spirit. Faherty and their team of designers crafted this batch of exclusive products just for us, and they even used one of our most coveted outdoor destinations, Big Sur, as inspiration for this lineup. We're proud to present, the exclusive Reversible Shirt Jacket: a versatile light layer that offers the style of a well-made flannel on one side and a technical-meets-stylish windshell on the other.


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