Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.
Overshirts come in all shapes and sizes, but if you’re looking for something a bit off the beaten track then there is no better option than one made from corduroy. Warm, comfortable, and with a cool, vintage feel, a corduroy overshirt might not be something you pull out of the closet everyday but don’t be surprised if you find yourself working them into your rotation more and more once you’re used to their unique style.
1) Save Khaki: 16 Wale Corduroy Overshirt
Save Khaki’s 16 Wale Corduroy Overshirt is a great entry level option to the corduroy shirt game. They’re made in the USA from 100% cotton and have a regular fit, making them a great choice for layering, and come in a wide range of sedate colors making them easy to work into any wardrobe. Each shirt is made with a single chest pocket and button closure, finishing the overshirt aesthetic perfectly.
Available for $160 from Save Khaki.
2) Filson: 11 Wale Corduroy Shirt
If you’re looking for a classically styled corduroy shirt than look no further than Filson’s 11 Wale Corduroy Shirt. Made from 9.5oz. 100% cotton corduroy, this shirt features 11-wale corduroy, meaning there are 11 cords per inch, which is the standard and quite versatile. This shirt features two exterior chest pockets, a center-back box pleat, and flexible color choices.
Available for $175 from Filson.
3) Stevenson Overall Co: Cody Corduroy Shirt
If you like your overshirts to have a bit of western flair than Stevenson Overall Co’s Cody Corduroy Shirt might be just the ticket. With the curved yokes (on both the front and back of the shirt), arched front pockets, and shiny snapped closure, this shirt will spiffy up just about any outfit. Made in Japan in a slim fitted pattern with stretch corduroy, this shirt might not be for everyone but if it’s you’re style then accept no substitute.
Available for $229 from Corlection.
4) Freenote Cloth: Benson Corduroy Shirt
Freenote Cloth’s Benson Corduroy Shirt is another great option for those who want an incredibly versatile corduroy shirt. Coming in a wide range of colors and with a understated design, these made in the USA shirts feature Japanese corduroy, Italian horn buttons, and a French placket. Sewn with a single needle stitch detailing, this shirt is likely to become a fan favorite to those lucky enough to own it.
Available for $250 from Freenote Cloth.
5) Iron Heart: Selvedge Corduroy Shirt
If you’re looking for a top tier corduroy shirt then you should seriously consider Iron Heart’s Selvedge Corduroy Shirt. As the name implies this shirt is made of selvedge corduroy, but that is far from its only interesting detail. With its chainstitch runoff, felled inner seams, custom Permex buttons, and reactive dyed corduroy fabric, this shirt has a little something for everyone.
Available for $320 from Self Edge.
Plus One – Momotaro: 05-242 Indigo Corduroy Shirt
We like indigo and its natural fading ability as much as anyone, but Momotaro’s 05-242 Indigo Corduroy Shirt offers more than just sick fading potential. This shirt features discharge printed pattern throughout the corduroy, corozo nut buttons, a subtle chest pocket, chainstitch runoff, and a slim fit to allow it to be worn as either an overshirt or a regular shirt.
Available for $250 from Corlection.