From jackets to 'shackets', the Westbourne overshirt seemed like a logical next step as our first offering in a new line of lighter weight layering options.
Cut from an unusual two tone blend of cotton (88%) and linen (12%) from Northern Italy, this distinctive fabric has been pigment dyed only on one side before being put through a specialist treatment process midway through production in order to create a deliberately distressed and faded appearance.
The end result is resolutely more rugged than refined - a hardy, classic summer overshirt, each with a unique character that will subtly evolve with every wear and wash.
Durable and unique blend of 88% Cotton / 12% Linen
Two tone coloured fabric - dyed on the outside, natural on the inside
Single breast pocket
Subtle crease marks inherent within the lightly faded fabric provide a naturally worn-in effect and ensure no two shirts are the same
Regular, relaxed fit
Sustainably finished with organic cotton labels and urea buttons
For reference our model as shown is 6'1 with a 38" chest and wears a size Small.
Stated measurements below are in cm, taken with garment laid flat:
Chest - from right arm pit to left arm pit
Length - from under collar stand to centre front hem
Sleeve - from edge of shoulder to end of cuff
Collar - internal circumference
In our experience overshirts tend not to need regular washing, certainly when compared to regular shirts. Should you need to throw your Westbourne overshirt in the wash however, we recommend a regular machine wash at no more than 30 degrees. Always wash with similar colours and hang up to dry afterwards. Avoid the tumble dryer!
Please note that the blended cotton and linen construction of this fabric, together with the unique way in which the colour has been applied mean that it is likely to gently fade and develop further character over time.