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5 Days, 5 Ways: The Work Shirt

The top to wear on top or underneath

March is over! That means it’s *really* Spring. A surprise snowstorm in late March is annoying but not completely unexpected, but April is pretty consistently 50° to 70°, with rain, blue skies or a little bit of both. With that kind of forecast, versatile layers are a key component for any wardrobe.

Enter, the work shirt. Designed for manual labor, workwear is made of a thicker material, meant to be more durable than that of your average button up. It’s weight makes it a versatile layer for the change of season.


A work shirt is the perfect over-or-under layer for erratic spring weather.

Sweater: MKI, $105 | Trousers: Sid Mashburn, $275 | Derby Shoes: Soulland, $195

Belt: Maximum Henry, $125 | Socks: Pair of Thieves, $10 | Watch: Nixon, $125

Wear it well:  Layer your over shirt over a sweater and trousers to hit the bar after work.


Shirt: Charles Tyrwhitt, $39 | Chinos: Barbour, $129 | Loafers: Quoddy, $275

Glasses: Steven Alan, $265 | Beanie: Steven Alan, $98 | Candle: Le Labo, $75

Wear it well: Go (over)shirt on shirt for your next casual date night.


Jacket: Whistles, $260 | Cords: JackThreads, $21Chukkas: Clarks, $130 

Hair Product: Hanz de Fuko, $20 | Socks: Corgi, $35

Wear it well: Wear your over shirt as a shirt itself – layer a thin tee underneath for extra comfort.


Sweatshirt: Wood Wood, $136 | Jeans: Levi’s, $240 | Sneakers: Puma, $120

Cap: ASOS, $11 | Wallet: Bellroy, $95

Wear it well: Wear your over shirt as an internal layer under a crewneck sweatshirt.


Tee: Todd Snyder, $65 | Pants: Outerknown, $75 | Sneakers: Saturdays NYC, $150

Backpack: Jack Spade, $298 | Sunglasses: Warby Parker, $95

Wear it well: An over shirt adds some structure to a casual tee and soft pants look.



Want to see more ways to wear your favorite pieces? See five ways to wear lace up boots, a breton shirt and brown derby shoes.

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