Some things in our wardrobes work harder than others. That trusty peak-lapelled blazer you might whip out for every wedding and evening do, for instance, or the pair of Converse that are de rigueur at the weekend and go with absolutely everything. Certain clothes are investments that thwack the old cost-per-wear concept out of the park. The one we’re putting our money on this season? The overshirt, natch.
Also known as a shirt jacket (or even a shacket if you absolutely must), an overshirt is defined by its similarity in appearance to a button-up shirt, but with the thicker fabric and added warmth of a jacket. It is at once smarter than the latter and more casual than the former, and is a versatile item to have to hand as summer bids us adieu. Scroll down for MR PORTER’s five favourite recent additions.