Shirt jackets tiptoe the very fine line between shirting and outerwear with finesse. And when it comes to the colder season layering, they're a well-dressed man's secret weapon thanks to their versatility and pairing prowess.

When fall and winter roll around, shirt jackets come into their own and we want to prove it with iterations from Heron Preston, NEIGHBORHOOD., NULABEL, and more. Whether you’re looking for traditional workwear or something altogether more modern, there’s a shirt jacket out there with your name on it, so stop wasting time over the outerwear-shirt decision and opt for a piece that does it all.

Shop some of our favorite shirt jackets below.

Heron Preston Twill Overshirt

Twill Overshirt

Twill Overshirt

$250

Heron Preston

Buy at Harvey Nichols

Heron Preston opts for a hard-wearing cotton canvas build for this pared-back shirt jacket. The heavy cotton construction takes on a military style, making way for the signature flashes of orange labels.

SMR DAYS Herringbone-Striped Shirt Jacket

Herringbone-Striped Shirt Jacket

Herringbone-Striped Shirt Jacket

$351

SMR DAYS

Buy at Matchesfashion

Cotton canvas woven with herringbone stripes gives this shirt jacket from SMR DAYS a visually intriguing texture despite a clean, all-white palette. Wooden buttons line the placket finished with embossed logo monograms.

NULABEL Toptstitched Shirt Jacket

Topstitched Shirt Jacket

Topstitched Shirt Jacket

from $535

NULABEL

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Formerly PORTVEL, NULABEL offers up a sharp take on workwear with this topstitched shirt jacket. The black cotton build is highlighted by contrasting white topstitching throughout the tailored silhouette.

WOOD WOOD Franco Shirt

Franco Shirt

Franco Shirt

$182

WOOD WOOD

Buy at HHV

WOOD WOOD puts its Scandinavian roots on full show with this classic piece. A traditional check motif details the lightweight mid-layer, making it the ideal, subtle addition to a winter ensemble.

NEIGHBORHOOD. Multi-Pocket Cotton Shirt Jacket

Multi-Pocket Cotton Shirt Jacket

Multi-Pocket Cotton Shirt Jacket

$475

NEIGHBORHOOD.

Buy at Browns

Japanese NEIGHBORHOOD. takes after Japan's penchant for perfect indigo dyes with this traditional workwear piece which comes complete with distressed hits and the classic four-pocket construction of a chore jacket.

Nudie Jeans Colin Utility Over Shirt

Colin Utility Over Shirt

Colin Utility Over Shirt

$112

Nudie Jeans

Buy at ssense

Nudie Jeans blends denim expertise with a love for workwear in the Colin Utility Jacket. Sitting somewhere between a denim jacket and a chore jacket, it's a pared-back styling companion. Two large pockets to the chest punctuate the immaculate overall silhouette.

Nicholas Daley Yussef Shirt Jacket

Yussef Shirt Jacket

Yussef Shirt Jacket

$125

Nicholas Daley

Buy at ssense

Nicholas Daley makes use of an eye-catching red pinstriped linen for this characterful shirt jacket. The hard-wearing nature of linen is counteracted by careful, elegant details in the form of pinstripes and a slightly oversized collar akin to styles of the '70s.

YMC Cubist Striped Flecked Shirt Jacket

Cubist Striped Flecked Shirt Jacket

Cubist Striped Flecked Shirt Jacket

$490

YMC

Buy at Mr. Porter

British label YMC is no stranger to the world of workwear, and the Cubist Striped Flecked Shirt Jacket shows that over the years, YMC has learned a thing or two about it. A Japanese wool-blend construction is detailed with preppy stripes that offer visual structure when layering.

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