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You don’t have to call it a “shacket” or a “jac-shirt” or whatever goofy portmanteau is in today, but September is now, which means you’ll want to consider breaking out the ultimate transitional layer: the shirt jacket.
Over at Madewell, the sale section is stocked with all manner of autumnal gear, including shirt jackets that are up to 70% off. Packed with pockets and a little beefier than your standard button-up, these in-between options don’t ask for a full commitment like your standard outerwear, yet land as a perfect default for shoulder season. Plus, they can act as ideal mid-layers going into the winter months.
The best deal of the day, and one of our favorite transitional pieces, goes to Madewell’s Military Shirt Jacket — which is discounted from $128 to just $35. As an oversized style, the brand recommends sizing down, though you’ll still be able to wear it over a hoodie.
Elsewhere you’ll find two different versions of a Quilted Indigo Shirt Jacket, one that’s more subdued with traditional buttons and unadorned chest pockets, and one that takes on more of a western style with pearlized buttons and appropriate stitching.
You can’t go wrong here, even if that means skipping the “shackets” and heading straight for Madewell’s assortment of super soft, discounted jeans (you know you wanna).
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