Any regular visitor to OPUMO will know that our obsession with overshirts runs deep. An ultra-versatile all star, the overshirt transcends trends and seasons, serving as a fail-safe staple that you'll reach for time and again. But in an overly saturated menswear market, just how do you go about sourcing the perfect overshirt? Enter L'Estrange...
London-based label L'Estrange has mastered the art of creating luxury wardrobe essentials. Founded upon the maxim "With less, do more", the brand is on mission to simplify the male wardrobe and promote a sustainable circular life cycle for clothes. Its modular clothing system comprises seasonless staples that can be worn time and again, in various settings and with just about anything. Case in point: the bestselling 24 Overshirt, a multi-functional layering tool that's as practical as it is stylish. Read on for everything you need to know about the style saviour you never knew you needed.
The L'Estrange 24 Overshirt is made using the same fabric as the brand's Heavyweight 24 Trouser – a heavyweight 9oz Italian stretch cotton that's simultaneously hardwearing and breathable. All of L'Estrange's cotton is organic, which saves up to 46% more greenhouse gasses than conventional cotton. It’s kinder to the soil, saves water, and eliminates the use of harsh pesticides, so it's a win for the planet and a win for your wardrobe. To complete the overshirt and enhance its practicality, convenient metal snap buttons and hidden side-seam jacket pockets have been added.
L'Estrange designs all of its pieces with ultimate comfort in mind, so you can be guaranteed a perfect fit every time. The 24 Overshirt is slim on the shoulder and around the body with just the right amount of space and stretch for movement. For a tailored fit, take your usual size. If you're after a slightly more oversized look, it might be worth sizing up.
The beauty of the L'Estrange Overshirt is its inherent versatility. As with everything L'Estrange creates, this is a garment that can easily be dressed up or down. Harness its business casual potential in the office and layer it over an Oxford shirt, teamed with chinos in a neutral hue and brogues, derbies or loafers. Alternatively, give it a casual edge by wearing it unbuttoned over a plain white tee with your go-to jeans and leather trainers. It's perfect for year-round wear, under a warm coat in the cooler months or on its own as a lightweight jacket in spring and summer.
There are few menswear garments as versatile as the overshirt, and L'Estrange's iteration is one of the best we've come across. The ultimate hybrid garment, it's ideal for bridging the gap between smart and casual. Its understated aesthetic – not to mention sturdy construction – makes the 24 Overshirt a timeless wardrobe addition that you'll reach for repeatedly over the years. We say do your wardrobe a favour and add one to your basket.
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