Overshirts and under jackets

Occupies fairly unplundered middle-ground, the overshirt. Neither jacket nor shirt, the nature of the garment is in its name: it is intended to be worn over a shirt — or a vest, t-shirt, or sweater, for that matter.

The overshirt this season is available in two colours: slate grey and mustard. Both are made from a mid-weight, brushed, cotton-twill, sourced from a long-standing, family-run mill in Lancashire, north-west England. Buttons on both, meanwhile, are real corozo, with black sitting on the slate version and a natural off-white on the mustard.

It has been put together with versatility in mind, and can be worn just as happily as an outer-facing garment or — more likely, this time of year — an additional internal layer.

The result is a four-buttoned garment with a rounded, turn-down collar and a large patch-pocket on the chest. Though unlined, it is decidedly robust — due both to the sturdy nature of the cotton-twill and the hard-wearing welt-stitch used on the seams.