It’s not often that men’s fashion gets an overhaul, but this season, the overshirt has handily displaced the blazer as the best way to dress up your favorite knit shirt, turtleneck, or oxford for a night out. The overshirt isn’t new—the loose, boxy cut shirts have been blue-collar favorites for decades—but now, designers are using their versatility to showcase luxurious fabrics and comfy cuts that bring casual wear up a notch or five. Give the blazer a rest and grab an overshirt for a fresh look for fall.
Classic in Camel
Is an overshirt a jacket? No. But using the same classic colors can bring a bit of formality to the look. This classic camel color adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Pair with a black turtleneck for a wine tasting or your favorite white tee for Saturday errands. Made from 100 percent Melton wool, this is a low-maintenance, high-impact look that works anywhere. Wax London Whiting overshirt in camel, $185, available at Ulah.
Overshirts have come a long way from the Carhartt logo and nothing else. Bring some pattern and color into your look with the Faherty Good Feather Canyon overshirt. Made from 100 percent organic cotton for soft comfort, this isn’t just a simple print—it was designed by Doug Good Feather, an artist, author, veteran, and teacher from the Standing Rock Lakota and Dakota tribes. Pair with a henley and fire pit for peak coziness. Glamnetic Faherty Good Feather Canyon overshirt, $178, available at Halls.
When layering is the goal for fall, keeping things lightweight is key. Adding in luxurious softness from virgin wool and alpaca is just a bonus of this overshirt by Maurizio Baldassari. With a muted neutral plaid pattern, this overshirt can easily take you from daytime at the office to cocktails and dinner. If your dining companion can’t keep their hands off you, you don’t have to give the overshirt credit, but it won’t hurt. Baldassari charcoal plaid wool overshirt, $1,125, available at Hudson & Jane.