New Overshirts At 80s CC
We’ve now introduced the classic military style from the likes of Weekend Offender, Lyle & Scott & Pretty Green.
Military apparel has played a big role in British subcultures over the last 50 years. The mods for example were the first to wear the M-51 military parka whilst riding around the cold and wet streets of London on their scooters. The skinheads were famous for wearing the M-A1 bomber jacket which was a key part of the skinhead uniform. Over the last 30 years the military overshirt has become a favourite casual style. The military inspiration of the overshirt, or shacket as it is sometimes called, means the style usually features two large functional pockets to the front. Great for storing ammunition and cigarettes etc in the jungles for the military, but also a great feature for everyday wear and function. The overshirt was first introduced as part of the modern casual look in the 1990s from a range of designer brands across the continent. The military silhouette has become a casual wardrobe staple and a style that is often seen on the likes of Liam Gallagher. Styles like the Pretty Green overshirt have become a key part of the Oasis front-man’s own clothing line since they launched back in 2009.
Above: The Pretty Green Section Zip Front Overhshirt now available from 80s Casual Classics.
Pretty Green put their Britpop influences on the classic military overshirt with a brand new all cotton version. Featuring two large flap pockets to the chest and classic style collar, the Pretty Green overshirt comes available in a stand out burnt orange colourway as well as navy. Original 80s casual brand, Lyle & Scott, put a utilitarian spin on the overshirt with a durable cotton twill construction fabric. Available in khaki and black the Lyle version also features the signature gold eagle logo to the left chest pocket.
Above: The Lyle & Scott Cotton Twill Overshirt now available from 80s Casual Classics.
We’ve also introduced a range of new overshirt styles from the likes of Weekend Offender. The Cardiff born casual brand, Weekend Offender, introduce their own take on the overshirt with the Vinnie, a sportswear inspired overshirt style crafted from 100% nylon. The Vinnie is available in some striking colourways such as electric blue and features Weekend Offender branding to the left sleeve with a zip and flap pocket to the lower right side of the garment.
Above: The Weekend Offender Vinnie Overshirt in electric blue now available from 80s Casual Classics.
We’ve also got a selection of overshirts from the Californian outdoors brand, Patagonia, from khaki to camo prints in organic cotton fabrics. Regardless of your own personal style, the overshirt is a great addition to any wardrobe. Buttoned or unbuttoned, zipped or unzipped, or whether you opt for a bigger size for an oversized fit, the overshirt looks great styled with a t-shirt underneath, a pair of jeans and trainers. Keep posted at 80s Casual Classics for further updates from our massive selection of exclusive sportswear labels, designer brands and retro goodies for 2020.