In a sense, our ShirtJac is a Basic Shirt Design ... But at the same time, it is our take on the traditional CPO Jacket from the US Navy, which has been widely appreciated for decades and became very popular in the late 60s and early 70s. It's never really disappeared, and for good reason ... it can be a jacket or a shirt, depending upon what you need, what else you wear and the Fabric from which it is made. The CPO ShirtJac is just an extremely versatile classic.
Our ShirtJac is, of course, made of our own Merino Jacquard Fabric, the softest and toughest Fabric anywhere, and is available in either MidWeight or FullWeight versions.
Our ShirtJac provides a great example of the versatility that we strive for. In January 2016, I spent a few days in Fairbanks, Alaska, making several presentations to United States Military. With a light wool base layer, the FullWeight ShirtJac was comfortable at indoor temperatures of 70F/21C, and was good enough when we were outdoors in temps of -10F/-23C!
Tails are long enough to be tucked in but people usually wear the tails outside, particularly with the FullWeight
Front pockets have modest bellows and button-down flaps; and are deep enough for a big cell phone
Substantial collar can be buttoned down or flipped up, and is substantial enough that if you fold it up you will notice the extra warmth around your neck
Above the cuff is a 4 inch opening secured by button offering good closure but also enabling the cuff to be comfortably folded up
The cuffs are secured by either of two buttons that enable adjustment. The adjustment is particularly useful when coordinating the cuffs with gloves, mittens or a base layer with a monkey-paw (thumbhole sleeve)
Sleeves cut long for better coverage and to let you pull your hands inside