An ideal midseason jacket, L.L. Bean's Maine Guide Zip-Front Jac-Shirt is a gorgeous article of clothing at a good price, and it has all the practical advantages of wool: quiet, tough, warm, and weather-resistant. On cool days, wear it as a heavy shirt over a long-sleeve T. On colder days, layer it over a sweater or fleece. Features include an 18-ounce fabric of 85 percent wool and 15 percent nylon, a zipper front, double-layer cape, two chest pockets, and two hand-warmer pockets. About $89. Phone: 800-229-9179; www.llbean.com/outdoors.