New England Overshirt
A heavyweight overshirt made from a recycled wool, cotton and nylon blend.
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Built For Tough
The brief for this layer was simple: build the perfect overshirt for runners. We chose a recycled wool, cotton and nylon blend that takes advantage of wool's natural performance properties, with plenty of stretch for movement and all the relaxed comfort you want when the work is done.
The overshirt is a staple of the New England wardrobe, donned by men and women alike and synonymous with a kind of hard worn, no frills sensibility that defines the region. We’ve always liked wearing it as a pre- or post-workout layer, but wondered if there was an opportunity to do something more. The discovery of this recycled wool, cotton and nylon blend led us to imagine an overshirt that we could put a few miles in - thanks to the odor-resisting properties of wool and durability of nylon. The result is a classically styled overshirt suitable for doing work – on the roads or in the office.
The overshirt features snap buttons on the placket and sleeves that make it easy to pull on and off. Two patch pockets on the chest round out the classic styling, while side hand pockets deliver some storage.
Come to the Tracksmith offices in the fall or winter and you're sure to see more than a few overshirts on the staff. We first tested our running rendition in Portland, where it got the seal of approval from members of the Jacuzzi Boys on a group shakeout. Back in Boston, customer experience lead, Eric Ashe, donned his after a Sunday long run.