Gorpcore fashion, inspired by functional outdoor clothing, has been present in men’s fashion for several seasons and the most surprising element of this “open air” revival is the men denim overall. Born at the end of the eighteenth century, denim overall was created as clothing for the workers and in the following 150 years maintained its functional prestige until the pop culture (inevitably) decided to appropriate it making it a piece to wear beyond work .
Like all functional garments, the danger of looking like a worker is just around the corner. So here’s what you need to know about how to wear men denim overall in our day.
How to choose the right men denim overall for your body
Everybody loves jeans that cling to the body. And it is understandable, considering that in this way you can create a more dynamic silhouette that highlights your body shape (whatever it is!).
When it comes to denim overall, you have to pay attention to what you buy because they are made in order to be as comfortable as possible. Men denim overall by Banggood you see in this post, for example, has an “European cut” to be more screwed on both legs and hips.
What to pair with a denim overall in winter
For something that goes beyond the worker effect, it’s important to be smart about what goes under the overall.
As much as you love flannel shirts, I’m afraid the woodcutter effect might be too much (but in case you like it, it’s the best thing to wear). So I recommend simplifying things by avoiding t-shirts (it’s still winter!) and aiming for a simple shirt or at most a hooded sweatshirt.
Normally pairing a shirt with a collar with a denim overall is a mistake because we would never wear a tie, but for me the contrast with such a formal garment is apt. After all, the important thing is not to exaggerate – unless you want to take a dip in the 90s and feel like the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.