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OOTD: An Oversized Plaid Shacket for the Winter of Your Discontent


A woman standing against a wooden barn wearing a long, oversized grey plaid flannel overshirt and carrying a Western fedora.

This oversized shacket (if you're new here, that's shirt + jacket = shacket) was an unexpected pleasant surprise. Having ordered it as a sample for the HFmercantile boutique, I had relegated it to the "wait and see if it's any good" pile to await further review. Despite the very serious look on my face in the above photo (!?) I was very pleasantly surprised by this piece; it's essentially the sartorial equivalent of wearing a very lightweight but cozy blanket; it's soft yet sturdy, casual yet unique and memorable, and as it turns out, a fantastic option to wear over a pair of stretchy leggings or jeggings on a long-haul flight. There really is no better trial run you can do with a garment than to wear it on a long travel day. If it comes out the other end looking good, it's a win in my book.


 

This shirt, officially called The Renegade shacket on the website, kept me cozy all the way from Edinburgh to Minneapolis last weekend, and I think it has more than earned its place in my closet as a reliable cold climate travel piece; especially nice in the winter when the long, dark, cold days tell our natural instincts to curl up in a blanket and hibernate.


In classic fashion, I completely forgot/was too lazy to snap a quick airport selfie so you could see the garment "in action", but the look was pretty much identical to what's posted here, but with a pair of Durango harness boots instead of the tall Fryes shown here, and the Charlie One Horse hat stayed home. Added bonus - the shacket washes up beautifully, although full disclosure, I have not, and probably won't put it in the dryer. I rarely put things in the dryer these days if I can air dry it. I feel like that practice helps my clothes look better for longer. I do feel though that since it's a poly blend it will likely be just fine if you do like to throw things in the dryer.


Naturally, the grey plaid pictured here is no longer available (because of course it isn't), but if this shacket looks like it might be your vibe, it's still available in pink, black, and khaki (the khaki is nearly exactly the same as this grey one only warmer in tone, and would look great if you're blonde or "bronde"). I think I may be hitting up the supplier for the pink one as well. You know....because I need to test it. For science.


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A close shot of a woman standing against a wooden barn wearing a long, oversized grey plaid flannel overshirt and carrying a Western fedora.

A side view of a woman standing against a wooden barn wearing a long, oversized grey plaid flannel overshirt and carrying a Western fedora.

A back view of a woman standing against a wooden barn wearing a long, oversized grey plaid flannel overshirt and carrying a Western fedora.

A silhouette view of a woman ina long plaid grey flannel overshirt and a Western fedora with the sun brightly shining behind her



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