Live Action Getup: In Favor of the Shirt Jacket

A smart alternative to keep you warm without the bulk.

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Bonobos Shirt Jacket
Bonobos Shirt Jacket
Red Wing Iron Ranger Boots / Timex Expedition
Timex Expedition

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  • Zac Silk

    I’ve seen Shacket’s a go but I’ve never tried one. I received a down jacket that had wool sleeves for Christmas that I may use as a traditional jacket but I may go for a shocker in wool for a different feel. Something like I’ve linked below:

    As for styling it, I’d go similar to what you’ve done here Andrew with some leather boots, selvedge denim and a chambray shirt. I really like wearing a light coloured chambray shirt with some dark denim for a contrast.

  • Michael Barbee

    Old navy has shirt jackets in the fall. Decent prices and good wear.

  • TravisLibby

    The chamois shirts from L.L. Bean serve pretty well as shirt jackets.

  • KwausDude

    Did you size up on the shacket versus your normal shirt size?

    • Andrew

      No, but I did have to return the slim for the standard fit.

  • browneagle44 ロベルト

    Five Four sent me an olive green version of their shirt jacket last month. I like it! Wore it on a casual date with a similar getup.

    • Andrew

      Wow! Thank you so much!!! ☺

    • Zac Silk

      Really nice getup. I’ve tried to find one like your I just can’t find one with a shirt like hen st the back. I’ll have to try out five four as well.

      • browneagle44 ロベルト

        This jacket has popped up on their social feeds this month as well, so they probably still have it!

        If you want to try it out, go through here ( and you’ll get half off your first month ($30), which is really handy.

        Protip: message them incessantly if you find something you want. The communication between customer rep and warehouse honestly depends on who you get; I’ve had it be on the nose some months, and totally random on others.

        Sidebar-Andrew, I’m not sure re: Primer’s policy posting affiliate links, apologies if I violated anything.

        • Zac Silk

          Thanks for all the detail about the site, typically I’m in the U.K so I’m not too sure if they’ll ship over here but I’ll definitely give it a go.

  • Ross

    This Getup is awesome on every level! THE SELVEDGE denim, the chambray shirt, the iron ranger boots and the beanie, there isn’t anything about this Getup I don’t love. My favorite Getup yet!

    • Andrew

      Thanks Ross, that’s so awesome!!

  • Zac Silk

    For anyone in the U.K struggling to find a similar alternative, I’ve found one from Next. It has the collar and the quilted design, I’m not too sure about the fit of it but I’ll buy one and give it a shot. The only missing features are the herringbone and the light grey colour.

    • Andrew

      Awesome! Love it.

      • Zac Silk

        Thanks Andrew, it’s a bit difficult finding alterntiaves for some of the things you post, but it’s worth it when I can find something.


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  • Dliebman100

    Is this a light or medium wash for the chambray?

    • Andrew

      This is a medium wash.

  • Peter

    Hi Andrew,

    to be honest your fashion style is pretty stale and it is basically the same one every time. And a double collar? WTF…

    You need to freshen up your clothes game man! Good luck.


  • Sean Petersen

    Great job with this one, Andrew! I’ve been following your website for years without ever posting anything, but I figured it was time to change that since I bought both the shirt and shirt jacket! I’m really impressed with the latter in particular; it’s my first article of clothing from Bonobos and I’m extremely impressed by the quality of it. FYI, it’s a steal at the moment ($98) + 20% off for fellow new members.

    Cheers and keep up the good work!

    – Sean

    • Andrew

      Thanks so much Sean! I really appreciate that!!! 🙂 Glad you like it.