Now that the last winter months are ending, it seems that the wardrobe is locked in a kind of Purgatory. Still cold to go out without covering, but too hot to wear a coat.
We are in a continuos struggle between the risk of freezing and dripping sweat.
Use a overshirt is the solution to these trans-seasonal problems, an item you can trust on for mid-seasons. The overshirt is a showpiece in any man’s wardrobe. It allows you to get dressed informal in a simple way and it’s the ideal item to stratify for its versatility.
What is an overshirt?
The overshirt born in the alpinism world, where there are frequent variations in temperature for altitude or weather changing. A mix between a jacket and a shirt, usually made of cotton, which can be worn during the spring months when there is still a need of thickness.
A warmer and functional variant is the lined one, as the Zaful overtshirt that you can see in this post.
How to wear a plaid overshirt
The main strength of the overshirt is its versatility. It can be worn as an intermediate layer, ideal for a trip, or under the winter coat when the weather gets colder.
The plaid overtshirt is also a great classic to wear with (tailoring) pants and sneakers to create a casual/sport outfit. And if it’s a bit colder, just add a technical outerwear that will donate a more contemporary aesthetic.
But the overshirt is not only useful as an intermediate layer: it can also be used with a pair of shorts, maintaining the skin fresh, but not exposed in warm conditions. It takes only a t-shirt, opting for a simple design and a light denim jeans. So the checkerboard pattern will not lose its strength.
What I’m wearing:
Denim: PIAZZA ITALIA
Photo: Giacinto Mozzetta