Oversized shirt jackets are so in my wheelhouse right now

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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.

 

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    Ellie
    9 Sep 2021
    5:21pm

    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!

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    Viajera
    9 Sep 2021
    12:12pm

    Hmm. Seems decadent. (kidding!!!!) It’s great to have you back, Kim!

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    Kate
    9 Sep 2021
    12:22pm

    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.

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    Rachel S
    9 Sep 2021
    12:31pm

    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.

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    MaryAlice
    9 Sep 2021
    11:49am

    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.

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      kimbersam
      9 Sep 2021
      3:18pm

      Well, this was a rabbit hole I never expected to go down 🙂

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      MRV
      10 Sep 2021
      9:33am

      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).

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        Kay Erikson
        10 Sep 2021
        4:45pm

        Okay, now I want one too!

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      Rachel S
      10 Sep 2021
      4:24pm

      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.

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    Eloise
    9 Sep 2021
    11:31am

    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.

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      Ellie
      9 Sep 2021
      5:19pm

      Still way to hot for wool, but will definitely be follow you in digging out Dad’s plaid wool shirt this fall.

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      Liz
      9 Sep 2021
      11:41am

      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.

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    cw
    9 Sep 2021
    10:54am

    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!

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      Mamavalveeta03
      9 Sep 2021
      3:54pm

      I’ve already set my phone alarm! *Heart palpitations*

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    Mamavalveeta03
    9 Sep 2021
    3:52pm

    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 😉 )

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      cw
      9 Sep 2021
      8:45pm

      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….

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    heartbeet
    9 Sep 2021
    4:22pm

    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?

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      heartbeet
      9 Sep 2021
      5:23pm

      Sorry, I meant Iron! That purple is lovely!

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    Kate
    9 Sep 2021
    2:40pm

    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.,..

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    Wendy Bird
    10 Sep 2021
    12:47pm

    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.

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    Lisa
    10 Sep 2021
    9:38am

    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).

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