Its getting cold outside and the best way to keep warm is to dress in layers. Grab one of these wool snap button shirts the next time you need stay warm while working or playing in the cold weather.
Author Jerry Dennis shares in his book, From a Wooden Canoe, the relationship he has with his cherished red-and-black wool hunting jacket. He defends wearing his wool jacket despite the abuse it has gone through from hunting and fishing trips to cutting firewood. He compares the wet wool smell to an old friend – a wet Golden Retriever. Jerry even suggests when his wool jacket is dirty it “improves in wearability and maybe even increases in insulation value”.
A functional wool shirt is a companion for life’s adventure in the cold. Finding the right wool shirt is like finding a friend that will never leave your side during the cold seasons of life. May you find a new friend in one of these shirt below.
*All of these shirts are made up of some percentage of wool fiber and feature snap button fasteners.
Aztech Mountain : Lenado Plaid Quilted Shirt
Available Colors : Space Black Multi, Sander Navy Multi and Loro Piana Navy
The wool blend Lenado quilted shirt from Aztech Mountain features a classic collar, a snap button closure, a plaid pattern, a chest pocket, long sleeves, elbow patches, button cuffs and a curved hem. Made in Italy. Composition: nylon 20% and virgin wool 80%.
From the Aztech Mountain website: “Whether you are out on a brisk fall afternoon or layering up for a cold winter day on the mountain, our insulated Lenado Plaid Quilted Shirt has you covered. Luxe Italian wool and signature internal triangle quilting sets this insulated shirt jacket apart from the rest. Don’t forget to flip up the collar to transform the Lenado Plaid into a turtleneck on the coldest of days.”
Duckworth : WoolCloud Snap Shirt
Available Colors : Black & Olive
From the Duckworth website: “The Woolcloud Snapshirt is a natural-technical marvel. This is not a jacket but an insulated shirt that is meant to be worn close to your core. Filled with lightweight Duckworth WoolCloud insulation inside a shell of 40 denier Nylon. The traditional shirt styling lends itself to everyday wear around town with the secret high-performance ingredient of lightweight wool fill to keep you warm. The natural wool fill will not clump, or pack like down over time and is extremely breathable. Shirt fit, snap chest pockets and zippered side pockets. Made in USA.”
Filson : Mackinaw Jac-Shirt
Available Color: Dark Military Plaid
From the Filson website: “Our heavyweight Mackinaw Jac-Shirt uses the same 100% virgin Mackinaw Wool that’s found on many of our jackets. It’s breathable, warm and naturally rain-repellent. A flannel lining in the body provides the softness of a shirt while adding even more insulation. The button front is easy to use while wearing gloves, and a pleated back allows a full range of motion.”
Fjällräven : Canada Shirt
Available Colors: Red, Uncle Blue and Deep Forest
From the Fjällräven website: “With half of the country sitting north of the Arctic Circle, it’s no surprise Canada knows their functional (and fashionable) winter wear. In that vein, the Canada Shirt is a warm and sturdy lumberjack shirt in wool blend with a comfort fit. With push buttons in the front, on sleeve cuffs and pocket flaps, pop on the Canada Shirt casually as a lightweight shirt jacket, or layer it beneath a shell while trekking through the Yukon wilderness.”
Kitsbow : The Icon Shirt V2
The true original, optimized for rugged outdoor adventures.
Available Colors: Sentinel Granite, Appalachian Spruce, Sedona Ombre, Mendocino Blue, Kem Granite and Placer Gold.
From the Kitsbow website: “Our second iteration of the Icon shirt is a thoroughly modern take on a classic. Built function-first for life on two wheels, featuring improved articulated shoulder vents, stretch gussets, subtle reflective hits, bigger cuff openings, larger Schoeller®-shape 3XDRY abrasion panels, and the signature natural benefits of authentic American Pendleton wool. Hand-sewn in Oakland, CA. Constructed for a lifetime of adventure.”
Miller Ranch : Fine Wool Shirts
Miller Ranch offers a few different wool shirt colors to choose from: Khaki, Navy and Forest
From the Miller Ranch website: “The Khaki Fine Wools Shirt is a soft, resilient, khaki wool shirt with such lightweight strength and comfort, it is evident that it’s not this cowboys first rodeo. The Navy Fine Wool Shirt is constructed of lightweight wool saturated in rich navy, a perfect color for a night out on the town and a fabric strong enough to last you through it. The Forest Fine Wool Shirt is made up of a deep, forest green, lightweight wool that combines the primary color of the great outdoors with the level of comfort you need to enjoy them.”
Premium suede neck tape
Two marble snap saw tooth pocket flaps
Button down collar with hidden button loops under collar points
Traditional Western front and back yokes
Custom Miller Ranch engraved marble snaps
Double-needle stitched feld seams
Double snaps on cuffs
Mountain Khakis : Sportman’s Shirt Jac
Available Colors : Engine Red Plaid and Black Plaid
From the Mountain Khakis website: “This might be the warmest shirt you’ll ever wear. A wool-blend exterior keeps the cold at bay while the nylon taffeta interior makes layering easy. Snap front, two chest pockets great for cash or credit cards, and washable leather trim at collar and hand pockets.”
Nau : Boiled Wool Shirt Jacket
Available Colors: Caviar, Navy and Peat
From the Nau website: “Nothing beats boiled wool crafted the Old-World way for warmth and weather-resistance. This button up shirt is easy to layer and serves up a classic alpine vibe. Updated details mean it looks great beyond the campsite, too. Metal snaps last longer, side-entry pockets offer easy access to gear, and PFC-free DWR enhances water resistance.”
Pendleton : Snap-Front Western Canyon Shirt
Available Colors: Black, Aquq Mix/Copper Plaid, Maroon/Blue Ombre, Blue/Grey Ombre, Green/Navy Ombre, Blue/Teal Ombre, Grey/Teal Ombre, Santa Clara Tan Ombre, Red Plaid, Oxford Mix/Blue Plaid and Grey/Red Ombre
From the Pendleton website: “A Western-style men’s shirt in our machine-washable Umatilla wool, sourced from Oregon ranchers and woven in our American mills. Designed with classic Western details like pearlized snaps and peaked yokes. Pure virgin wool.”
Ramblers Way : Wool Western Gabardine Shirt
Available Colors: Gabardine: Chambray and Black
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From the Ramblers Way website: “A contemporary take on classic Western style, our men’s wool Western Gabardine Shirt is crafted from the finest American wool for natural softness and warmth. Peaked yokes, pearl front snap button closure and chest pockets give the shirt a rugged elegance that effortlessly transitions from on the job to the weekend. Exclusively made in America of the finest Rambouillet wool for durable, long-lasting style and cold-weather comfort.”
Relwen : Wool Snap Shirt Jacket
From the Huckberry website: “Inspired by the classic American workwear of their agrarian heritage, the small team at Relwen imbues their limited-quantity premium menswear with thoughtful details to make it more than just another piece of apparel in your closet. Features: Heavyweight boiled wool crepe shell. Black oxidized snap hardware. Deep patch chest pocket with snap closure. Hidden snap construction at center placket. Curved hemline. Heavy duty olive drawcord with 3-hole leather cord stops. Woven reinforcement at placket, cuffs, collar, bottom hem and chest pocket. Classic fit. 70% Wool and 30% Viscose.”
Rockmount Ranch Wear : Wool Western Shirt in Camel
From the Rockmount website: “The longest running shirt design in America, in Camel. Rockmount’s signature long sleeve western shirt features Sawtooth pockets and Diamond snaps. 100% heavyweight wool. Made in USA.”
Smartwool : Anchor Line Shirt Jacket
Available Colors: Medium Gray, Olive and Crimson
From the Smartwool website: “Looks like a shirt. Performs like a jacket. Don’t let the fun plaid pattern and snap closures make you think this is a stay-inside shirt. Our Anchor Line Shirt Jacket starts with 80% Merino wool, so it can fend off all sorts of harsh conditions. Two secure chest pockets add function to the form. A hard-working 3-season essential that likes to get outside and play.”
Stetson : Wool Blend Quilted Shirt Jacket
Available Color : Wine
From the Stetson website: “The Wool Blend Quilted Shirt Jacket features spread collar, double front flap pockets, two point curved back yokes and antique nickel snaps. 90% Polyester, 10% Wool, Imported.”
TOAD&CO : Kennicott Shirt Jac
Available Colors: Gray Heather, Ketchup and Black
From the TOAD&CO website: “Life is all about balance. That’s why we found the perfect balance between dressed up and casual, warm and breathable, shirt and jacket. Our Kennicott Shirt jac is made from a sturdy recycled Italian wool blend for a sharp, cleaned up look that can still rough it on the trails. Wool without itch, warmth without bulk, and maturity without being too serious. A brushed jersey, the Prato Wool Blend functions as super base layer or cleaned up date-night sweater. Reclaimed Italian wool is processed using mechanical (not chemical) means and blended with polyester for softness and nylon for strength.”
TOAD&CO : Telluride Sherpa Shirtjac
Available Color : Heather Grey
From the TOAD&CO website: “Our Telluride Sherpa Shirtjac is The Godfather of shirtjacs: It comes straight from the hills of Italy (made from reclaimed wool in an old Italian mill) and packs some heat. It has a nice heft to it but still layers handsomely underneath winter coats, and as for the hand pockets? Let’s just say we’re making you an offer you can’t refuse. The Italians are chic, ingenious and practical. Reclaimed wool from old garments and cutting-room scraps are transformed into beautiful, performance fabrics. The wool is processed using mechanical, not chemical, means and blended with polyester for softness and nylon for strength. Our Sherpa fleece is on one side classic shearling, the other lightly brushed jersey. Details: Made with recycled content. Moisture-wicking. Center-front snap closure. Chest pockets with snap closure. Snap cuff closure. Curved shirt-tail hem.”
Wilson & Willy’s : Zero Snap Shirt Jacket
Available Color : Navy
From the Wilson & Willy’s website: “A clean-lined, classic fit jacket constructed with a mid-weight Japanese 90% Wool/ 10% Nylon blend fabric. It was developed to function as an outerwear layer able to be worn with just a t-shirt or multiple layers underneath. Built with genuine horn buttons, lining through the sleeves, and a jacket hook at the collar. Made in USA.
Woolrich : Alaskan Washable Wool Shirt
Available Colors : Red/Navy, Olive, Buckskin and New Gray
From the Woolrich website: “A Woolrich classic, the Wool Alaskan Shirt was originally created for Alaskan gold prospectors more than 100 years ago. To this day it continues to be of the sturdiest, most durable shirts in our line-the 11.75 oz. wool/nylon twill offering dependable warmth and rugged wear season after season. Made from washable wool for easy cleaning, and featuring inner collar comfort liner to eliminate itching around the neck. Wool snap front provides serious cold protection.”