I believe that Isabel Marant was the one to introduce this look, last fall, and I think it’s the perfect layer for early morning dog walks and kicking around on the weekend. This one, from Iro, is on the splurgy side, but I really really dig the color combination. Here it is in another really covetable colorway.
Here’s something similar to above but much cheaper.
You can’t go too far wrong with a classic red and black buffalo check.
So many good details here: the collarless neckline, the shirttail hem, and the black cuff combine to make it really standout.
A nice, subtle option in a tonal beige check.
This lavender plaid number is unexpected and even kind of feminine.
I like the tomboyish feel of this one.
For once Iro’s refusal to make clothing for people of average or larger size is working in my favor, because otherwise I would have spent a ridiculous amount of money on that gorgeous purple/fuscia shirt. A single, very temporary cheer for sizeism!
Hmm. Seems decadent. (kidding!!!!) It’s great to have you back, Kim!
I’m really thrown by the longer length on some of these. They look like outdoor length but indoor-ish weight. Perhaps this is a case of in 1-2 years I’ll decide I desperately need one.
I recently bought a shirt jacket like this from Smartwool and although it’s a size small, instead of looking “oversized” it just looks “big” on me. I think it’s the shoulders? I’m not sure what to do. An up thread comment has sent me on the hunt for a 49er jacket, though.
Last fall I bought a vintage Pendleton 49er jacket in a red and olive green shadow plaid and I have never had so many compliments on a garment in my life. They are readily available on Ebay and other resale sites, usually for less than $100, and Pendleton wool is indestructible and timeless.
Well, this was a rabbit hole I never expected to go down 🙂
Just found a gorgeous Pendleton Mackinaw jacket on ebay for $89. Thank you for reminding me that I wanted one of these (I have for a long time, ever since my brother claimed my grandfather’s years ago).
Okay, now I want one too!
I just snagged a 49er jacket on Poshmark, thanks so much for the reminder! I’m so excited, I think it’ll be a great addition to my outerwear wardrobe.
Continuing a theme expressed in yesterday’s comments, I’m off to dig out my dad’s shirt jacket — it is perfectly oversized on me! It really isn’t cold enough to wear it, yet, but I may send him a picture of me (intentionally choosing not to call it a “selfie) in it, anyway.
Still way to hot for wool, but will definitely be follow you in digging out Dad’s plaid wool shirt this fall.
That was my first thought, too. These totally remind me of when I borrowed my dad’s flannels in the 90s. I love them, and I bet you can also find really cheap versions in the men’s sections at most thrift stores.
So many good choices, Kim! I’m intrigued by the Anthropologie lavender because it’s cotton so kinda perfect for Texas weather, but the BKDakota with the black cuffs looks warmly appealing. And, if you’ve been living under a rock which apparently I have––there’s a huge designer/Target collaboration coming up soon. Holy smokes!
I’ve already set my phone alarm! *Heart palpitations*
I am really starting to get into this look, which I see as really adaptable for age and style preferences. But, I’ve got to admit, I was not so convinced when my 20-something neighbor and recent FIT grad was sporting the look last Spring. Does this mean I dress like a 20-yr old? (…she says while wearing her mom jeans, white high neck-tank, oversized Frankie Shop poplin shirt and Nike Air Force 1’s 😉 )
Idk, I think these are all pretty ageless. Now if you were wearing a white high-necked CROPPED tank under one of these shirt-jacks then well….
I love the Marant so much, I almost pulled the trigger. Decided I won’t spend $500 on an item made of 40% polyester? I dunno. I thought maybe the lining was the polyester, but it’s unlined.
Respectfully, what does polyester add to the wooly fabric equation that I’m missing?
Sorry, I meant Iron! That purple is lovely!
I bought one last year. Unfortunately not the marant bc who can afford? I’m always cold so I wear it all the time. Might need another one.,..
My favorite RI store has been selling these for a few years, at least. They call them Barn Coats: https://kieljamespatrick.com/collections/womens-outerwear/products/the-manchester-barn-coat
Too oversized and too plaid for my taste, I’m afraid. I’m going to stick with my leather jacket for when it gets cool outside and the sweaters I already own for wearing indoors, and take a pass on this one.
Under the influence of my two older daughters (20’s) I bought one of these in a pretty light blue from Aritzia last year. Have to admit I haven’t understood the look, but feel so happy seeing this post! Once the weather cools down (will it?) I’ll gladly put it on and know I’m a cool kid (lol).