Lighten up – 6 of the best Overshirts

Words by Charlie Britton

The humble Overshirt is an ideal essential piece for this Spring, Summer, Autumn and you get the point. It’s a pretty versatile garment, standing in for your jacket during the warmer months and keeping you cosy as a thicker layering piece during the colder ones. Here at Clothes Make The Man, we’ve listed 6 of the best Overshirts that you can rock right now, so leave your ‘Winter is Coming’ malarkey with your jacket in the wardrobe where it belongs and take note.


This Overshirt from ami Paris is a beautiful and light piece that’ll last for years to come. Featuring two flap pockets at the front, this classic cut beige cotton and linen blend Overshirt will brighten up any outfit. Genuine horn buttons complete the piece, giving it a modern but timeless finish, perfect for the Spring and Summer months.

The next piece in our line-up is this Swedish Our Legacy cotton-velvet Overshirt from Mr Porter. A single front pocket gives the Overshirt some nice texture and utility while four pearly white fastening buttons provide a nice contrast to this beautiful navy garment.

This coach jacket inspired Overshirt from COS is a perfect tonal piece for the current Spring season. Press stud buttons and a pointed collar provide a smart finish, making this piece versatile enough to be worn with a shirt and trousers or over a tee and a pair of your favourite denim.

Levi’s are known for their denim but if you were to think of anything else, it would be their shirts. Although this time it’s not a denim one, this Overshirt or Workshirt is the perfect throw on garment for this Spring Summer season. It’s frost grey colour remains very neutral, allowing you to pair it with both lighter and darker shades, fit for all occasions.

This knitted Overshirt from Oliver Spencer, admittedly advertised and sold as a knitted jacket but far too tempting to resist mentioning, is a great middle of the road alternative to your jacket this spring. Its 100% merino wool build is perfect for warmer weather as it’s breathable, lightweight and very soft, although is certain to retain some heat in the colder months. Sporting a minimal check print, it’s a great garment to lift any outfit.

Last but not least is this 100% cotton military inspired Overshirt from Zara. Featuring two front button fastening pockets and some patchwork detailing on the sleeve, this khaki Overshirt is a great piece to carry you through to Winter at a very affordable price too.


So there you have it, our top 6 Overshirts you can buy right now. The very recent Autumn/Winter 2017 press days revealed quite a few Overshirts too from some fantastic menswear brands, so it’s a great investment you can make for your wardrobe that’ll stay on trend for seasons to come.


1 Comment

  1. 08/04/2017 / 07:18

    This Overshirt from ami Paris is a beautiful and light piece that is make me to styles and classic.
    6 Overshirts is nice looking .
    Thank for sharing this idea.

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