Overshirts Are This Season’s Must-Have Item
It’s fair to say very few clothing choices have a hold on ‘transitional’ status like that of the overshirt. In fact, it’s exceptionally rare for items to bounce so seamlessly between categories and seasons. Overshirts, shirt jackets, shackets, whatever you wish to call them – are a viable exception. Fusing the razor-sharp silhouette of a shirt with the heightened protection, structure and heat retention of a jacket, this garment truly has tricky weather mastered.
With spring well underway and summer on the horizon, there’s never been a more appropriate time to welcome this hybrid to your wardrobe. For fear that you’ll lose out, here at Aphrodite we’ve rounded up our all-time favourites to save you scrolling.
Kicking things off with an option for adventure seekers. This Fjällräven overshirt is effortlessly on-trend and is fuelled with functional substance. Crafted from the brand’s reputable G-1000 fabric, its impressive durability needs no explanation. Equally appropriate for urban backdrops as it is for woodland settings, the style is stationed with internal and external pockets and comes complete with the label’s Arctic Fox to the arm. Black Fjällräven shirt jacket also available.
STONE ISLAND OVERSHIRT:
Famed for their progressive stance on fabrication, casual-luxury label Stone Island leave no clothing stone unturned. Somewhat experts at developing the shirt jacket sector, the brand step into spring with this vibrant, buttercup layer. Ideal for leaving winter’s gloomy tones behind you, this garment dyed, Stone Island overshirt approaches the season with a lived-in look thanks to an exclusive ‘OLD’ effect treatment. Prepped to hit the streets with the coveted compass at the sleeve, two handy pockets serve practical purpose upon the chest.
C.P. COMPANY OVERSHIRT:
In like manner, Stoney’s Italian neighbours CP Company continuously showcase their affinity for overshirts. Owing its premium price tag to the brand’s ingenious manufacturing, this CP Company overshirt crafts its excellence from military-spec nylon. Garment dyed for depth of colour, the shirt jacket style proudly houses the label’s lens at the sleeve, complete with an angled chest pocket for your essentials.
Measuring up in a saturated mustard hue, this high-end portrayal personifies spring. Commanding attention from the neck down, Belstaff’s overshirt keeps things pleasing to the eye with a concealed zip closure. Focusing on both form and function, two flap pockets grace the chest for all your city must-haves, while the British brand’s Phoenix patch positions to the sleeve.
Fuss-free, quietly elegant and without question, ready to wear, APC’s ‘David’ overshirt is effortlessly cool and by all means understated. Covering you for the warmer months ahead, this breezy, lightweight piece boasts refined appeal thanks to its Italian cotton drill fabric. Designed with twin patch pockets at the chest, while sophisticated pleat detailing completes each wrist.
Tapping clean lines, simple patterns and quality fabrication since the early noughties; London label Folk’s DNA is tailormade for the overshirt trend. An uncluttered choice for an easy-going wearer, Folk’s ‘Painters’ jacket sources its cotton twill material from Japan. Clean and ready to assemble with most options, the deep navy number is simply secured with a snap button fastening. Choose to wear this hybrid fitted or boxy with the use of its hidden waist adjuster. This Folk ‘Painters’ jacket is also available in military green.
PAUL SMITH OVERSHIRT:
Wrapping things up, this slick Paul Smith overshirt comes in both khaki and navy and is a sure-fire piece for layering. Designed and delivered from the former tailor’s eponymous label, this premium, cotton blend design features two buttoned chest pockets. Subtly branded with a woven tab, the endlessly wearable style is signed off with buttoned cuffs and a reverse box pleat.
Deserved of a spot in every modern man’s rotation, the overshirt needs your attention this season.