If You've Ever Wondered about the Overshirt, This Is What It Is

Words by, Igee Okafor

Photography by, Caleb Church

Quite similar to the denim jacket, the overshirt is one of those archetypal products that men all over the world will find use for in ways that are relevant for years to come. Currently, for good reason, the overshirt is highly favored in the menswear domain. It's not a jacket, and it's not a regular shirt. The overshirt as we know it today, is a combination of both. Take the features of a shirt, and combine it with the solid fabrics used to create jackets, and there you have it: the overshirt.   

Like any other outerwear known to stand on its own, the overshirt serves as a notable layering piece during the colder months. The one you see in the photographs above is designed in a classic style that is easy, and straight forward. Opting for this Sturdy Twill style in a color like brown gives a nod to season appropriate color schemes, and form. Consider a wool blend turtleneck sweater in combination with a pair of jeans, and desert boots to make for a casual look that is presentable enough for laid back dates, and hang outs. 


Wool Blend Sweater Turtleneck / Dries Van Noten . Original Overshirt Sturdy Twill / A Day's March . The Newman Chukka Boot / Paul Evans . Slim Fit Jeans in Raw Selvedge / J.Crew . The Manero Flyback / Carl F. Bucherer 

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