Best Denim Overshirts For Fall

Started by novam9864, May 20, 2023, 10:06:34 AM

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We all have a list of wardrobe essentials, and while a rugged henley and a sturdy pair of everyday jeans might be on yours already, this fall you should consider adding a denim overshirt to the mix. As the name suggests, these heavy button-ups are designed to layer over a T-shirt or long sleeve merino sweater, and unlike your go-to light tees, they're made to hold up to rugged wear. They also make a perfect companion for outerwear staples like leather jackets and corduroy coats.

As always, the key to finding a great Denim Utility Overshirt starts with a quality piece of fabric. That's why we recommend looking for one crafted from raw or unwashed cotton, since the natural color will better stand up to regular wear and tear and won't fade as easily as white. Other factors to keep in mind include sizing, the presence of reinforcements and the style details.

Some brands opt to eschew any kind of decoration, leaving the design of their denim overshirts to their raw fabric and pure craftsmanship. For example, Self Edge uses 6.5 oz. Zimbabwe cotton for its Cody overshirt, which is soft enough to comfortably wear, yet durable enough to last a lifetime. The shirt also features buffalo horn front yokes and rounded sleeve pockets, while the back of the collar is reinforced with a cotton lining.

Another firm that knows a thing or two about denim is the heritage workwear label Dickies. Their Barstow western-style overshirt is a good example of the brand's debonair approach to utilitarian style, with oversized buttons and flap button chest pockets for your daily carry. Team it with a pair of Dickies work pants and you'll be able to cruise through your to-do list without skipping a beat.