THE SHACKET: NEW SPRING COVER-UP
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.
For some more shacket ideas, then look no further…
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!”