With fall weather comes the opportunity to layer, and that leads a lot of men to their faithful denim jacket or flannel shirt. Both are perfectly fine for the right environment, but neither can compare to the next level of style the shirt jacket can provide. The unstructured shirt jacket is a great light-weight alternative to a classic blazer. Here’s how to style a shirt jacket paired with a tailored wool flannel trouser, in a way that will give you a more modern feel for today’s office casual environment. (The classic corduroy trouser is a great alternative for office casual as well.) You can coordinate the shirt jacket with the trendy drawstring elastic waistband corduroy trouser, giving you a casual and comfortable look for dinner and a movie. Lastly, team it up with a pair of jeans for a weekend football game or road trip.
Here’s How to Style a Shirt Jacket Four Ways:
How to Wear a Shirt Jacket for Office Casual
How to Wear a Shirt Jacket for Business Travel
How to Wear a Shirt Jacket for a Date Night
How to Wear a Shirt Jacket for a Weekend Road Trip
Advantages – Versatility. The shirt jacket is more stylish and sophisticated than a classic flannel shirt or denim jacket. It’s a great travel companion whether by plane, train or automobile. The pockets can be utilized to hold your phone, keys, gloves, scarf and even a flask for those cooler than expected days and evenings (or for the blind date that didn’t go so well).
Disadvantages – If you chose to have it custom made (made-to-measure) to fit like a dress shirt, you won’t be able to wear heavier knits and sweaters underneath.
Alternatives – The following are just examples of fabrics you could consider if having a shirt jacket custom made (made-to-measure): corduroy, wool flannel, Donegal, Harris Tweed.
Dress Well & Succeed
Photo Credit: shirt jacket, knits, trousers, jeans, shoes, socks, shoe trees – SUITSUPPLY