The only garment more useful than a chore coat is an overshirt. It’s heavier than a regular shirt and works for multiple seasons, but doesn’t possess all the pockets you’d expect of a jacket. If you’re still not really getting this concept (no shame), Wilson & Willy’s have got the right study material for you.
Their Zero Snap Shirt Jacket avoids the obvious portmanteau (hint: it’s ‘shacket’) and lays it out straight. It’s both a shirt and a jacket. How? For starters, the fabric is a Japanese-milled mid-weight wool/nylon blend so it’ll keep you warmer than just a flannel shirt. That’s the ‘jacket’ part of the equation. To equalize this, the ‘shirt’ parts of this are the flap chest pockets. What about the snap buttons, hidden placket, lined sleeves and collar, you ask? I don’t know, they somehow cancel out or something.
Available for $198 at Wilson & Willy’s.