Styling Tip

Sport the jacket by itself with the sleeves rolled, layer it under a puffer vest or heavier coat, or sub it in for a blazer at night.

The CPO Spectrum

The CPO shirt jacket, influenced by the military outerwear named for the US Navy's chief petty officer, is a heavy-duty outerwear option that's ideal for this time of year. It stands up to windy, drizzly fall weather but is still light enough not to cause you to overheat when indoors. And right now, there are tons of options on the market, but we've sifted through dozens to bring you the best in a range of prices.


Wallace & Barnes, $158

A vintage-inspired piece cut slim from a wool/nylon blend with a twill collar band and contrasting buttons.


Creep, $214

A more modern take, this camel wool blend style is finished with two slanted pleated flap pockets.


Steven Alan, $265

A lighter version, made from cotton flannel and unlined, with traditional flap chest pockets and elbow patches.


Saturdays Surf, $200

Cut from a soft, weather-resistant wool and poly blend with a cotton lining, this comes in four colors.


Fidelity Sportswear, $242

Triple-stitched from thick 22 oz. melton wool and finished with classic US Navy anchor buttons.


Save Khaki, $275

A quilted poplin cotton body backed by a herringbone fleece lining and finished with snap buttons.


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October 24, 2013

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