Find out if the overshirt is a mainstay in men’s fashion and what is its place in classic menswear:
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00:00 Overshirts & Shackets Introduction
In recent years, there has been a surge in popularity for the overshirt and it’s touted as being one of the biggest trends in menswear. Yes, we’re all about classic style and not fast fashion, but even the classic two-piece suit is an evolution of something that started earlier on in history!
02:33 Early History of the Overshirt
If you’re a regular reader, you know that we love finding out the origins of the clothes that we wear today and what exactly is it about them that makes them classic. We’ve looked at many different items of menswear, such as suits, shoes, and even gloves, to explore their long and storied history as to how they’ve evolved over time.
03:22 Paul Newman & Modern Overshirt History
05:07 Quality Overshirts: 1. Sturdy Fabric
06:21 2. Comfortable Fit
07:04 3. Useful Pockets
08:36 Do overshirts belong in your wardrobe?
There’s no denying that an overshirt is on the more casual end of the menswear spectrum, which is why I’m here instead of Raphael or Preston. But, that doesn’t mean to say you can only wear casual clothes as some other style sites might have you think.
09:22 Outfit ideas: Casual Looks
10:17 More Formal Looks
11:23 Ideal Seasons for Overshirts
Although an overshirt is an ideal transitional layering piece, you can wear one year-round, even in the depths of winter or at the height of summer. It all depends on how you choose to layer it by adding items from your wardrobe in seasonal fabrics, such as breezy linens and seersucker in the heat and cozy wools and flannels in the cold.
12:09 Verdict: Timeless or Trend?
Well, it’s certainly not a brand new item of clothing that was designed just a few years ago as we saw with its origins in late 19th-century workwear. So, it’s definitely stood the test of time.
The fact that when you look at one of those historical garments next to a more modern version today, you could go out and buy one. It really is remarkable how little the overall design has changed.
But, what really ticks the box for us is the multitude of styling options and the ease of which and how you can incorporate an overshirt into your wardrobe for both formal and even casual looks. Therefore, we say that, on balance, the overshirt is a timeless garment.
13:00 Outfit Rundown
Do you have an overshirt and how do you like to wear it? If you don’t own a shacket yet, have we convinced you to get one? Let’s chat in the comments!