The Thursday Buy: This Bonobos Shirt Jacket is the Best Casual Layer for Spring

Best casual spring shirt jacket for men.

It’s hard to go wrong, in my humble opinion, with the menswear being designed and sold by Bonobos. Sure, that’s a lofty claim to make, but when a brand that started out making the best chinos for men has since expanded into a major global fashion player, it’s a worthy claim to make. That’s especially true when you step back and consider the fact that NYC-based Bonobos also now makes one of the best shirt jackets for spring. Scratch that: One of the best casual layers for spring, period.

Spring is, after all, a time to make sure your entire outerwear rotation is on-point, be it dressing for the office with one of the best lightweight blazers or an utterly classic leather moto jacket. But back to the task at hand. Not every situation or every day is suited for a spring blazer or a moto jacket. What about all those times when you want a casual layer you can throw on at a moment’s notice, perhaps over your favorite T-shirt or henley? That’s where the Bonobos Supersoft Fleece Shacket steps into the ring. This durable yet soft fleece shacket is the perfect hybrid style — cooler on the surface than a zip fleece jacket or quarter-zip fleece, easy to move around in and layer with thanks to the button front, and of course, available in a classic array of Bonobos colors. Yes indeed, the Bonobos Supersoft Fleece Shacket checks all the right boxes, and then some.

Best shirt jacket for men.

Crucially, the Bonobos Supersoft Fleece Shacket lives up to its billing: It really is super-soft, made with a cotton-poly fleece blend that’s been sueded for an extra luxurious feel. Yet, that cotton-blend fabric shouldn’t prove as heavy as your favorite winter flannel shirt, so you can more readily wear the Bonobos Supersoft Fleece Shacket atop your go-to spring T-shirt without breaking a sweat. Oversized buttons and two large front chest pockets add to the hybrid design details of this easygoing yet warm shacket — the Bonobos Supersoft Fleece Shacket is made to be worn in leisurely situations (say, with tailored joggers to get a weekend coffee), but it can also be worn as a mid-layer beneath a rugged field coat if it’s an especially chilly spring day.

The Antique color option is a vibrant shade of yellow that you could style with black or charcoal jeans or chinos to really let this “shacket” pop, but the Blue iteration of the Bonobos Supersoft Fleece Shacket is your best bet for maximum versatility. For good measure, one of the best men’s shirt jackets actually won’t break the bank — as of right now, it’s marked down to $89 (previously, the Bonobos Supersoft Fleece Shacket was $119). So, to recap: You’re getting what’s truly a super-soft fleece shirt jacket in a spring-ready weight, one made from stretchy, comfortable material. And what’s more, the Bonobos Supersoft Fleece Shacket is on sale for a terrific deal. Sounds to me like you’ve found your new favorite spring layer.

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