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Ode to Shackets



It's like brunch. Or spork. Or jeggings. Or turducken. Two words with separate meanings smashed into one hybrid thing. A meal that is both breakfast and lunch. Pants that are both jeans and leggings. You get the idea. Shacket is our latest favorite of these words. A piece of clothing that is both shirt and jacket. How useful is that? It's got buttons and a collar and a nice almost tailored look, just a smart-looking dress shirt. But it's made with performance fabrics, so you can wear it outside midwinter and still be protected from rain and wind. Shackets are all the rage in men's wear these days but we're particularly proud of the Flylow Jim Jack-et, named for a ski legend named Jim Jack, who left us too soon. Skiing magazine just named four of their favorite shackets, which included the Jim Jack-et. Says their review, "If Flylow s Jim Jack-et included a bottle of Johnnie Walker, I d be a wiser man. But, alas, the lightweight, lightly insulated snap-front shacket is a good-looking addition to your jacket quiver. It ll pull double duty as a cool-weather (or high-aerobic) outer jacket and as an apr s coat. The zippered hand pockets are a great addition making them useful no matter what you re doing (aka: stuff won t fall out), and the snap front makes for quick on/off. At $125, it s a great value." Check out the full gallery online here.

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