Style Pick of the Week: Filson Quilted Jac-Shirt

Filson Quilted Jac-Shirt

Whether you’re a skilled banjo player, an explorer or have a tendency toward days at home, this is one of the best shirt jackets for men you can buy.

When you know, you know — when you step outside on a crisp, cool fall morning, you know what lies in store: Fall adventures and of course, the need for rugged fall gear to take on the day. That, my friends, is where the Filson Quilted Jac-Shirt comes into play, one of the best shirt jackets for men this fall (and of course, well beyond). This timeless men’s shirt jacket is tough-as-nails, easy to layer, built for inclement fall weather, and made to last and last — and last. That sounds pretty ideal for the season, right? It’s built to act as a standalone outer layer, thanks to PrimaLoft insulation that’ll keep you toasty on cold fall mornings and days in the field, preferably layered atop a Filson henley. The Filson Quilted Jac-Shirt is built every bit as well as you’d expect coming from Filson, made for Pacific Northwest mornings (or days at home, upstate or in the Midwest).

When the going gets tough, you should assuredly turn toward one of the best shirt jackets for men, seeing as this particular number is made with a tough, 4oz. cotton exterior finished off with a water-resistant waxed treatment. It delivers the goods when you need it, to say the least.

SHOP: The Filson Quilted Jac-Shirt

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A reliable, dependable and rugged shirt jacket for fall and winter.

One of the best men’s shirt jackets needs to step up in the clutch, and it helps if it looks darn good while doing it. The Marsh Olive color is a workhorse when it comes to pairing up with grey chore pants and tough leather work boots, yet it also looks mighty fine when worn casually (think slim indigo jeans, a thermal henley and chukka boots to grab to-go brewery beers). Consider the Filson Quilted Jac-Shirt a grab-and-go-type of jacket, one you need to wear when on the trail or camping under the stars (or again, hanging out around your bonfire). And because it’s Filson, all the details are accounted for — the snap front buttons are easy to use even while wearing, say, Filson work gloves. Although the Filson Quilted Jac-Shirt is a bit pricier than your average work shirt, it’s absolutely worth it — it’s a new everyday style staple. If you end up picking it up, let me know on Twitter.

SHOP: The Filson Quilted Jac-Shirt

Style Pick of the Week: Billy Reid Camelia Packable Shirt Jacket

A fashionable-yet-functional jacket from a designer who just gets it.

We’re turning our attention today in our Style Pick of the Week series toward one of America’s best menswear designers, Mr. Billy Reid. More specifically, we’re diving into why you need one of the best men’s shirts jackets from this handsome brand — the Billy Reid Camelia Packable Shirt Jacket checks all the right boxes when it comes to an unbeatable early spring layer, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Lest Billy Reid‘s association with the fashion world scare you away (he holds an annual Shindig to celebrate music, fashion & art), know that Reid is a master at making the sort of functional-yet-fashionable gear every guy needs — in fact, you might know him from the standout Billy Reid Bond Peacoat, a true must-buy when it comes to a stylish men’s jacket. But back to the matter at hand, because the Billy Reid Camelia Packable Shirt Jacket is the perfect shirt jacket for the moment.

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It’s the kind of multi-faceted piece that Reid does so well, featuring a water-resistant exterior nylon shell that just so happens to be crafted from Reid’s custom Camelia fabric — you might not find a more durable shirt jacket (in camo, no less!) than this one.

SHOP: The Billy Reid Camelia Packable Shirt Jacket 

Reid takes great care when it comes to the details, too.

The camo print on this surprisingly rugged shirt jacket might seem to be a bit too much at first, but rest assured: When styled the right way, this piece can be minimal-yet-attention-grabbing (in a good way). The best men’s shirt jackets work well with other menswear classics, especially those more geared toward spring style, like a slim pair of light wash denim and a crisp white T-shirt — in this case, your new favorite shirt jacket does all the talking. You can also wear the Billy Reid Camelia Packable Shirt Jacket on the road (when it’s not packed in your bag, of course) — simply pair it up with tan chinos and a slim chambray shirt, then add rugged leather chukka boots for the ultimate in all-day travel style. To head to the office — yes, the office, swap in this stylish shirt jacket in place of a blazer atop your favorite Oxford shirt, then keep those same chinos and chukka boots handy. It’s a versatile, unique combo that’s just different enough to add a shot in the arm to your wardrobe, and that’s what it should be about as we start spring. No doubt about it, this shirt jacket could become your new go-to layering move.

SHOP: The Billy Reid Camelia Packable Shirt Jacket 

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See Now, Buy Now: The Buck Mason Bunker Twill Field Jacket Belongs In Your Closet Right Now

A tough field jacket is always deserving of a spot in your wardrobe.

Make no mistake: This time of year, there’s no excuse for skimping on your outerwear or your layering game — and that means you should accept nothing less than top-notch quality in terms of the best men’s jackets for your wardrobe. Enter Buck Mason and the Buck Mason Bunker Twill Field Jacket, a reliable, rugged field jacket to keep on-hand in place of a blazer or as a crucial layering move underneath your favorite parka. But why a classic field jacket, and why now? Well, it’s always nice to mix things up through the doldrums of winter — and while you won’t be able to wear this jacket through a polar vortex, there are plenty of other opportunities to get tons of mileage out of the Buck Mason Bunker Twill Field Jacket. As we’ve said, it’s a solid change of pace when you want to swap out your blazer — simply add a classic white Oxford shirt and your favorite five-pocket pants. It’s part-jacket, part-shirt, and all the better for it.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Bunker Twill Field Jacket
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Perfect to wear atop a crisp white T-shirt or your favorite henley.

This classic shirt jacket also has the kind of hybrid style that can come in handy if you need an extra layer underneath your puffer jacket, or atop a flannel shirt — don’t underestimate how many different ways you can wear one of the best men’s jackets. Heading out for travel? Throw on this shirt-jacket hybrid and use it to stow your everyday carry essentials. Grabbing a weekend coffee? Wear  this rugged field jacket atop your favorite henley (as mentioned above). Need a layer to bolster your cozy thermal shirt? This classic shirt jacket is the one you need now. OK, do we have all of that down? Let me know how you’d style this handsome number in the comments below.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Bunker Twill Field Jacket

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See Now, Buy Now: This Billy Reid Shirt Jacket Is Your Perfect Fall Layer

A perfectly refined and rugged Billy Reid shirt jacket. It’s that easy for fall.

If there’s one American menswear designer who knows a thing or two about making fall style essentials that are just as rugged and refined — yet versatile — as you need them to be — it’s Alabama-based Billy Reid. The designer has been a longtime favorite of the blog, and with good reason — pieces like the Billy Reid Plaid Mo Shirt Jacket exemplify high quality, classic design, and seasonally friendly appeal, all at once. Long story short: The Plaid Mo Shirt Jacket is one of the best men’s shirt jackets you’re going to invest in this fall — and invest in it you should. After all, the right shirt jacket combines old-school cool with new-school touches — and in the case of this particular shirt jacket, that means a heck of a lot of crucial touches (and none that you don’t need, for that matter).

SHOP: The Billy Reid Plaid Mo Shirt Jacket 

A no-frills silhouette made all the better thanks to American-made construction.

The greatness inherent in one of the best shirt jackets starts with a soft, brushed wool fabric blend (in a rich plaid pattern, no less) — this makes this particular outer layer suitable for pairing with everything from your favorite henley to a rugged chambray shirt in equal measure. Large genuine horn buttons give it durability and the crucial added touch that makes it able to stand up on its own (or underneath a tough waxed parka if it gets really nasty out there). Speaking of standing up … flip up the collar on this rugged shirt jacket to reveal a handsome leather lining for a bit of a refined touch. Oh, and be sure to use the front-button chest pockets to handle your everyday carry essentials — there’s no wrong way to go in terms of layering or style points with the Billy Reid Plaid Mo Shirt Jacket, this is undoubtedly true. Right? Right.

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Style Pick of the Week: Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket

A rugged, functional shirt jacket is a surefire winner regardless of where you’re going.

If you can believe it or not, I think I might have finally done it — I might have found one of the best shirt jackets on the planet. OK, joking aside, the Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket really does deliver on all fronts when it comes to what you expect from a rugged shirt jacket, especially now that we’ve hit November, when layering up with the best fall style essentials is truly of the utmost importance. And when the going gets tough, there might not be a better brand to layer up with than the American-made menswear being crafted by Flint and Tinder (the always-excellent in-house line at Huckberry, as a reminder). What sets the Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket apart from a crowded field of the best men’s shirt jackets? If at first the initial style potential and design didn’t jump right off the page, well, allow me to explain. This tough shirt jacket provides plenty of easy layering and insulation thanks to the diamond quilting and recycled Primaloft filling within — think of this as a grab-and-go layer to wear with your favorite pair of dark jeans whenever you need to get out the door in a hurry (or stroll leisurely to a weekend coffee date).

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket

A rough-and-tumble design makes this rugged shirt jacket a surefire winner.

What’s more, the Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket just so happens to be crafted with British Millerain waxed canvas, some of the best fabric in the world in terms of providing durability and functionality throughout the chillier parts of the year. In fact, it’s that fabric that gives this rugged shirt jacket an edge — it’s weather-resistant and made to stand up to just about anything. What’s more, the Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket features chambray collar detailing for added comfort when layering up, and dual chest pockets give you critical space for those trusy EDC essentials. What more could you ask for? Well, how about hidden side snap pockets for even more storage space and streamlined appeal? Or perhaps you’d like a classic shirt jacket  finished with custom F&T branded buttons and an interior hidden drop-in pocket? Folks, the Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket has all of that and more. Pick up yours ASAP for  fall.

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#OOTD: Here’s How to Layer Up with a Shirt Jacket for Fall

Just when you thought you’d seen it all when it comes to the best gear for fall, along comes today’s #OOTD to shake up how you layer up with a shirt jacket this season. Think of the best shirt jackets as a unique style transition through chilly weather, able to be worn right now as it gets slightly colder, and then effective enough to be layered up when the snow really starts to fall in earnest (for most of us, that is). And with that being said, that’s why we’re highlighting the ever-versatile, throwback-inspired Wallace & Barnes Stretch Canvas Shirt Jacket, a tough-yet-comfortable offering from J. Crew’s workwear-heavy, truly excellent Wallace & Barnes line. The great thing about the shirt jacket, as you’ll see, is the variety and versatility it gives. The best shirt jacket is able to be worn as a stylish blazer replacement to the office, especially when paired up with the slim Oxford shirt you’re going to see below. Think of this shirt jacket and this ensemble as your go-anywhere, do-anything outfit. It works to wear to the office before getting out of town on the weekend. It’s packed with the kind of cool, stylish-yet-classic touches that make it easy for a laidback date night. Want to grab a beer at your favorite brewpub? You’ll find these gear picks (particularly the rugged leather boots on display) to be just right. And before we go any further, know that we’re recommending … cargo pants, also from Wallace & Barnes. Don’t worry — these deliver the goods. Let’s get to it!

Rugged essentials to shake up your everyday style.

  • The Shirt Jacket: Wallace & Barnes Stretch Canvas Shirt Jacket, $98 — When you  want a shirt jacket that channels old-school cool & rugged style with modern wearability, you want this number from Wallace & Barnes.
  • The Shirt: Mack Weldon 37.5 Performance Oxford, $88 — Pair up this newly classic Oxford shirt (made with sweat-preventing 37.5® Technology), to take on the day — no matter where you go. Big fan of its slim fit and feel (thanks to the brand for sending!).
  • The Pants: Wallace & Barnes Ripstop Brigade Cargo Pants, $148 — OK, I know what you’re thinking … cargo pants?? Yes, yes indeed. Wallace & Barnes (of J. Crew fame) takes the cargo pant, slims it down, roughs it up & makes it highly functional for fall.
  • The Boots: Wolverine Evans Boots, $400 — Given that we’re working with a rugged shirt jacket and cargo pants (yep!), a pair of the best leather boots from Wolverine only seems fitting, yes? Yes.
  • The Watch: Timex Standard 40mm Leather Strap Watch, $79 — For only $79, you’re getting easily one of the best men’s leather watches out there, one that’s understated and yet reliably pairs up with this #OOTD.
  • The Everyday Carry: WP Standard Canvas Travel Bag, $298 — Heading to the office and then out on a weekend trip? Trekking across town? Loading up your gear to get some work done at a local coffee shop? Grab this WP Standard canvas bag, one of the best daily bags for the price you can find.
  • The Wallet: Tanner Goods Utility Bifold, $110 — Lest we forget, the right leather wallet belongs in your pocket (and your WP Standard canvas bag) no matter where you’re headed. Tanner Goods has you covered.
  • The Hat: Ebbets Field Flannels x Faribault Vintage Ballcap, $60 — Now, the hat is optional here, but for chilly fall weather and casual fall weekends aplenty, there’s nothing like an American-made ballcap from Ebbets Field Flannels & Faribault.

OK, so we mentioned that we’d be spotlighting cargo pants in this ensemble … hopefully, that didn’t scare you away?? At any rate, the key here is recognizing that this particular #OOTD takes the principles and pieces you know and love (I.E. A classic Oxford shirt and rugged leather boots) and flips them around a bit. Instead of a navy cotton blazer, we’ve got the aforementioned cotton canvas shirt jacket. As opposed to classic chinos, we’re swapping in those cargo pants. The result is an outfit that feels fresh and modern, as ready to grab a fall Old Fashioned as it is to head to the office (provided you can wear this sort of gear there). Either way, this look is all about rugged versatility. Throw in a stylish leather watch and a rugged WP Standard canvas bag, and you’re even ready for a bit of light travel. Of course, the right accessories always elevate an outfit, hence an American-made ballcap for casually rugged fall style — accompanied by the right leather wallet, of course. With fall in full swing, the best thing you can do is shake up how you dress on the daily, and again, one of the best shirt jackets is here to help you do so in style. Now, let’s get out there and get to it!

The Friday Read: The Best Men’s Shirt Jackets, The National and New Sneakers from CLAE

My friends, it’s another big Friday at The Style Guide — as seems to be the case lately. It’s been a busy fall of travel for your #menswear author and editor already, what with stylish trips to Portland and Nashville already in the books. And as luck would have it, I’m en route back from yet another #menswear and music-centric trip as we speak! Last night, I made the relatively quick hop up to Boston from NYC to see my favorite band, lauded indie rockers The National, kick off their fall U.S. tour! I took in a great, great show — nearly beyond words — and even grabbed a few craft beers at the excellent Tip Tap Room, too.

As if that wasn’t incredible enough, my trip back to Brooklyn comes just as the band arrives in New York City for an evening show at the elegant Forest Hills Stadium in Queens — where you’ll find me this evening! You can look for full details on both shows and the weekend itself in a #menswear post coming to the blog on Monday, and in the meantime, you can follow along on Instagram for up-to-the-song updates.  Need something to read while you kick off your own weekend? We’ve got you covered below, and we’ve got you covered with your shopping, too. You can — and should — shop the best men’s jackets for fall, pick up stylish travel gear via the Bespoke Post Wander Box  and perhaps add to your fall wardrobe with the stellar Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker before the weekend kicks off. So, that’s taken care of — onto the reading picks below! Cheers and rock on.

  • An easy-to-wear, easy-to-layer, rugged shirt jacket is a fall style essential — pair it with a slim striped henley and tan chinos, plus leather boots … or take it to the next level and slide it on underneath a field jacket. Those are just two of my suggestions, though — if it’s a stylish shirt jacket you seek, you’d best get started with my picks for the best men’s shirt jackets from GearMoose.
  • I love the work being done on the sneaker front by CLAE — if you followed along with my fall trip to Nashville, you know that I brought the Gregory Mid with me, and you know that the brand blends the sporty and the classic with comfortable technology. Such is the case with the High and Lows x CLAE launch — the brand teamed with the lauded international retailer on a cool Chelsea boot revamp known as the Richards Zip Vibram Boot. Available in two color options, we’re talking water-resistant, sporty style and details like a heavy-duty pull tab for extra durability. Not a bad job at all by CLAE! (And to see how I style the rest of my sneaker collection — from CLAE and beyond — head to my Instagram).

Lastly, you can head back here tomorrow to check out the latest Style Pick of the Week — and on Sunday, we’ll get into an all-new See Now, Buy Now entry covering more rugged menswear for fall. It’ll be great, folks!

Thanks for reading,

-Beau