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These Wool Shirt Jackets Are for the Explorer In All of Us

"Rock it as a cozy overshirt in mild weather, or use it as an insulating mid-layer when winter comes calling"—Taylor Stitch's exceptionally well-designed Explorer Shirt Jacket is a piece we look forward to every fall when the brand releases new editions.

This season it comes in both a natty charcoal herringbone and a pitch-perfect khaki and brown plaid, guaranteed to keep you looking sharp and feeling toasty regardless of the increasingly erratic climate.

"Design-wise, the Explorer is about as simple as it gets," the brand notes, with two patch pockets plus a handy internal pocket, classic donut-style buttons, and our signature California collar. In short, "All of the form, all of the function, none of the fuss."

The material is of course key as with all Taylor Stitch pieces, in this case, a  13-oz woolen blend that's hefty and super soft, with 20% reclaimed fibers for sustainability. "Because it easily retains its shape and resists wrinkles, it'll look good as new even if it's spent the bulk of the day at the bottom of a bag," the brand promises.

Can't decide which one to spring for? We'd seriously suggest getting both, because this is one layer that'll never go out of style.