The FT Times Fashion Blogger Mrs Lang Shacket


A super quick style post today to coincide with a competition I’m hosting over on my Instagram grid to win a Mrs Lang shacket. Do go and check it out here, but first this…

Let’s get one thing straight, I’m not a fan of the shacket and by this I mean the actual configuration of the word. Fusing shirt + jacket to equal this wardrobe item, sounds to me, just like a really lame swear word.

However, the actual item itself, is anything but lame and if like me, you REFUSE to head back into Narnia and wear a winter coat (I’ve actually put all of mine away now!) then this hybrid style option does make the ideal spring cover up.

What makes a good shacket is its versatility, innit!

It has to be practical enough to wear in April/May when the weather can still keep you guessing. As shacket checklists go, they should be roomy enough to team over a sweater, easy enough to line with a zip up fleece underneath, yet lightweight enough to layer over a simple lace cami’ and jeans combi, too.

This camouflage army surplus shacket by Mrs Lang has been handcrafted to include the star detail on the reverse as well as a concealed zip and signature ribbon side stripes and rosette.

If you’re looking for something indie and off-beat, love daring to be different or are just looking for something that’s ready to be re-loved, then this label is for you.

Read all about Mrs Lang here if customised, vintage stuff speaks to you and click here to enter the competition to be in with a chance to win one.

For some more shacket ideas, then look no further…

Zara Denim with belt details | £49.99
New Look Khaki Cotton Shacket | £29.99
La Redoute Floral Print Jacquard | £69
Monsoon Military Melissa  | £89
Vero Moda at La Redoute Straight Cut  | £72
New Look Black Waterfall Shacket | £29.99
Topshop Light Pink Raw Hem Shacket | £35
Coast Arianna Lace Shacket at House Of Fraser | sale price  £71.20

What do you think? Ready to loose those winter layers and lighten up for spring? I love to hear from readers of The FT Times, so as always, scroll down even if it’s only to say “Hi!”



    • EXACTLY! The weather is so changeable, there’s nothing more grim than the thought of having to put on a heavy winter coat back on 🙁

      FT xoxo

  • The military style ‘shackets’ never really go out of style – it’s just how you wear them. Great if you are not a girly girl too. Such a classic wardrobe staple. Love that camo one!

    • I love the over-sized ones especially and dressing them up with simple black midi heels and jeans 😉

      FT xoxo

  • “It’s fab! “ me thinks ! Nothing wrong with a bit of camouflage. Who wants to wear a winter coat in April?? Shacket seems perfect for spring weather xx

    • I know it’s chilly but I just CAN’T!
      Plus, I have actually put mine away now and zipped up their hanging bags, never to be seen until at least November haha!

      FT xoxo

  • OK I have a confession to make..I haven’t heard the term Shacket until now, ouch sorry FT.
    I love how it looks though & I’m defo on board for this awesome upcycled military piece. Geez what a talent you’ve found here Mrs!

    • I hadn’t too until I saw it mentioned in Grazia, I think…? I didn’t think it was actually a ‘thing’ until I saw some brands actually calling these items ‘shackets’ – still sounds odd to me, but there you go… And yes, it’s all about the upcycled and re-loved. Mrs Lang really has hit the spot 🙂

      FT xoxo

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