All Season Layering: Why The Overshirt Is A Wardrobe Essential

All Season Layering: Why The Overshirt Is A Wardrobe Essential

Feature image model is wearing: Champ Linen Overshirt from Portuguese Flannel

Both versatile and practical the overshirt has been a wardrobe staple for years. In 2020 this repeatedly, re-visited item is having another resurgence.

A long-standing favourite of The Idle Man, the overshirt is the perfect companion through the transitional period of winter to spring. Sitting comfortably under a coat for those days with a chill in the wind, layering-up with an overshirt will keep you toasty, warm and and above all - stylish. An essential in every wardrobe, the overshirt has seasonal longevity, with practical and utilitarian and designs adding to it's timelessness. We take a look at the latest iterations of the bold, boxy and functional overshirt.

The Idle Man, Workwear Button Overshirt, Stone

Designed to be warm, yet sit light and effortlessly, the overshirt has been recreated in different styles ranging from cotton to denim and zip-close to button-up fasten. Portuguese Flannel has designed the Champ Linen Overshirt with the classic button-up close and chest pockets.

Portuguese Flannel, Champ Linen Overshirt, Military Olive

The corduroy overshirt is the easiest and best way to introduce textural interest into your wardrobe. Enjoy the softness and comfort of cord whilst allowing more colour to bring your wardrobe to life in time for spring and summer. This burgundy corduroy from The Idle Man is a simple yet effective way of wearing the overshirt, with a dark navy or black t-shirt underneath will make the burgundy speak for itself. With a hint of grunge in this look, you can lift it with a pair of blue jeans or accentuate with black trousers.

The Idle Man, Corduroy Pocket Overshirt, Burgundy

The pinnacle of the smart/casual look, the overshirt often features a chest pockets and button-up fastenings. However YMC's inclusion of a zip-fasten, straight-edge hem and side pocket not only move this look into outerwear territory, but sharpen up the whole look. Navy pinstripes? An instant classic.YMC, Bowie Zip Shirt, Navy


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