The Chamois Shirt-Jack



Chamois Dock Shirt-Jack, 100% Cotton

We’ve built a lot of great shirts over the years. Looking back, every one of them owes its pedigree to this one…the patriarch of our shirt program. As with all our builds, it all starts with the superior raw material selection. As my Uncle Jack used to say: “It’s tough getting to a place called great starting from a place called so-so.” True in boatbuilding, true in decoy carving and true here in our Chamois Dock Shirt-Jack.

The Cloth

Chamois cloth is a Northeastern Seaboard classic, made popular by that fellow from Maine in the 1920s. We’ve taken Chamois cloth up a few notches by selecting a superior Portuguese 100% cotton yarn and weaving it in a twill pattern. Why twill? Because in a twill weave the yarns are packed more tightly together which makes the fabric stronger, thicker and more abrasion resistant than plain weave made from the same yarn. After some serious napping and brushing on both sides of the fabric, we end up with this 10.5 oz. weight, bruiser of a fabric.

The Build

  • Double-needle stitching throughout
  • Two, military-style angled front pockets with button closure flaps
  • Reinforced hem patch seams with zig-zag stitching
  • Two, 1” expansion plackets at shoulder back
  • Engineered underarm gussets with two sewn-in ventilation eyelets
  • Collar, pocket flaps and sleeve cuffs are lined with nylon satin
  • Sewn-in name tag eyelets, left pocket
  • Built in Portugal

The Fit

  • Cut a bit roomier than our standard block (the full torso), and also in the neck and sleeves.

The Wearing

  • The Chamois Dock Shirt can be tucked in; however, most will wear it un-tucked as an overshirt or shirt-jack, especially if deployed as workwear out on the water, in the boatyard or in the field.
  • Works best as a secondary layer, worn over a short sleeve or long sleeve t-shirt, even over another button up shirt, like a flannel or a lightweight hoodie or ¼ zip.
Size & Fit
Shipping & Returns


We don’t use a 3rd. fulfillment house to process your order. We pick, pack and ship all orders ourselves from our own warehouse. If we receive your order by 12pm PST, we usually ship it to you that day. Otherwise it will ship on the following business day.

Returns & Refunds

If you aren’t happy with what you’ve purchased from Atlantic Rancher, you may return it to us in like-new condition within 30-days of purchase and we’ll process a refund for the full purchase price of the item(s) being returned.

Returns after the normal 30-day window are for store credit only. 

Our Story

Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
Michael Kennedy (Chapel Hill, US)
Comments: the items are pricey so a special every so often would be swell.
Chamois Heaven

This shirt, as well as anything already purchased from y'all is top notch. I got my eyes on the outlaw gunner jacket next!

Scott Ash (Denver, US)
Comments: Not my first purchase from AR....definitely won't be my last. I buy for quality and longevity and ya'll exceed that goal always!
Like your mother's hug!

Just love the weight and density of this shirt. I've always like flannels but this material is warmer and allows virtually no wind to pass. *I do like button down collars though and would like that option. On a motorcycle the corners beat your

Steve B (Saint John, CA)
The best shirt in the world

Waited and thought it over forever before pulling the pin. Would it be as good as I hoped and worth the money? Turned out definitely yes! Have since purchased more shirts, a Gunner vest and Salt Farm coat - all of amazing quality and worth the price. The quality and care that's gone into all of their garments is profound. Great personal service from Engle, overall extremely satisfied and will return for more.

Don D., Brewster USA (Brewster, US)
Comments: Customer service is outstanding. I really appreciate the personalized notes with my orders. Please don't change.
Finest shirt I've ever owned !!

This is a great shirt. Even better than described. It's a heavier shirt , very comfortable and warm. Great ease of movement. The quality is above and beyond. I wear it over a long sleeve tee and it fits great. Even fits over a Hudson Canyon Quarter Zip. As fine a shirt as I have ever owned. Right up there with the 25th Anniversary Boatyard shirt.

Steve T (Lynnwood, US)
Heavy man! The real deal

I have worn thick fabric felt shirts for years but can't seem to find them anymore in 100% cotton. After several decades, my existing selections had worn out. I found the AR chamois dock shirt online, and after whining about the price, finally purchased it. I love the shirt and am very pleased. It is as well made as advertised, and is everything I had hoped for in a cloth. The fabric is seriously heavy, so much so that I can't wear it indoors as much as I might like.

My only complaint is the branding on the left pocket, a trend that I resist from all apparel companies. But I found it can be mostly scratched off with a fingernail, due to the thick fabric. So now I am proudly wearing my dock shirt with a logo in Hebrew (or is it Arabic?).