Seasonal Layering

The 10 Best Overshirts for Daily Use


March 24, 2020 Style By Photo by Taylor Stitch
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For crisp mornings and cool nights, for falling snow, and for changing seasons — an overshirt. It’s a staple that can stand alone as a light top layer, or function as a stylish mid-layer beneath a jacket when the temperature drops. Check out our favorite overshirts and find one for everyday wear.

Additional contribution by Gerald Ortiz.

Everlane Chore Overshirt

Made from 8.6-ounce cotton twill, this shirt has two chest patch pockets and a relaxed fit. There’s a bit more room in the shoulders, chest and body for a greater range of motion.

Woolrich Flannel Overshirt

This cotton flannel overshirt has button-flap patch pockets and single-button cuffs. It’s has a relaxed fit and is available in a range of classic plaids.

Taylor Stitch Explorer Shirt

In the same vein as vintage CPO shirts, Taylor Stitch’s Explorer Shirt is made from boiled wool and includes two substantial flap pockets and metal buttons throughout that corroborate its quality.

Outerknown Blanket Shirt

Made from organic cotton heavyweight will, this shirt is sturdy, soft and breathable. It has two button-flap chest pockets and natural corozo buttons.

Hill City Thermal Light Shirt Jacket

Hill City’s entry into the overshirt list is great option that’s warm, yet lightweight. It’s also water-resistant, so you won’t regret leaving the house without an umbrella.

Filson Moleskin Seattle Shirt

Filson’s softest cotton shirt doesn’t mean it doesn’t live up to the brand’s demands for quality. The Moleskin Seattle Shirt handles its own using a brushed cotton that’s beefy yet soft to the touch and includes two gusseted flap pockets for ample storage.

Faherty Brand Cooper Jacket

The Cooper Jacket from Faherty is a no-frills workhorse made from a tough blend of cotton and nylon that’s light enough to don through the warmer months. Snap buttons give it a casual western flair without straying too deep into cowboy territory.

Freenote Cloth Benson Shirt

Luscious Japanese corduroy is complemented by burnt horn buttons to make one the most handsome overshirts we’ve seen.

Indigofera Eagle Rising Jacket

In the gray area between shirts and jackets you’ll find Indigofera’s Eagle Rising Jacket. The red selvedge denim makes it a standout from the get-go.

Iron Heart Selvedge Denim Blanket Lined CPO Shirt

This Japanese shirt is made with beefy selvedge denim made with recycled cotton fibers and comes with a cotton-wool blanket lining, making it the toughest and coziest western-style shirt you’re likely to come across. Selvedge details can be found throughout and the satin quilted sleeves make it a breeze to toss on. But the best part is probably that it has hand pockets.

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John Zientek

John Zientek is Gear Patrol's style editor and in-house guitar authority. He grew up on the West Coast.

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