3 Ways to Wear
an Overshirt

3 Ways to Wear an Overshirt

With Antonio Ciongoli of 18 East

Antonio Ciongoli of 18 East

Going against the grain is nothing new for 18 East. As brands saturate the market with aggressive seasonal calendars, overconsumption of fast-fashion items and unethical manufacturing—18 East has done the complete opposite. Instead, they do small capsule collections every few months and collaborations with heritage brands that also align with their design ethos.

The person responsible for zigging when other brands zag is founder of the brand, Antonio Ciongoli. His love of military-styled garments, relaxed silhouettes and a skater's mentality is the foundation of the brand. He has a keen eye for under the radar brands that pair well with his personal taste but also with 18 East as well. They've collaborated with brands like Padmore & Barnes, Inis Meaín and Kanata—just to name a few. To give you an idea of how he is juxtaposing his looks, they paired a style of Belgian loafers with some undyed ripstop double knee pants that gives off a refreshing look; especially since that's typically a shoe paired with lots of tailoring.

18 East believes in slow production processes and working with manufacturers that can make unique garments using techniques such as different dyeing practices, handloom wovens and very specific needle stitching. Their most recent drop was released a few weeks ago and one of Antonio's favorite pieces is the Caleb overshirt, which is made in India from a handwoven cotton tweed created to give the shirt a hefty but nice feel whenever you put it on. It's an understated statement piece that can be worn in all seasons. We caught up with Antonio to see how he'll be styling this standout shirt jacket from their latest collection.

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3 Ways to Wear
a Graphic Shirt Jacket

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The “Non-Suit”
Suit

Go ahead and match your jacket and pants. That doesn't have to look buttoned-up and boring.

Men's overshirt non-suit suit outfit

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1) Caleb overshirt,
$175 by 18 East

2) Wolf button-down shirt,
$125 by 18 East

3) Jian single-pleat pant,
$155 by 18 East

4) Authentic 3-eye classic lug shoe,
$120 by Timberland

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Transitional
Layers

Pull it over a simple, breathable top and slide into some easy footwear.

Men's denim jacket work week outfit

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1) Caleb overshirt,
$175 by 18 East

2) Standard thermal sweater,
$100 by Standard Issue

3) Komugi denim 908 bakers pants,
$552 by 45R

4) Lorenzo ring,
$1,095 by L'Arte Nacosta

5) Rug mules,
$850 by King Kennedy Rugs

6) Boucle nep trim crew socks,
$30 by Anonymous Ism

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Proper
Outerwear

Layer up for transitional weather and top everything off with your shirt jacket.

Men's denim jacket casual weekend outfit

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1) Caleb overshirt,
$175 by 18 East

2) Logo cap,
$45 by ALLCAPSTUDIO

4) Lee woven rugby,
$125 by 18 East

3) Heavy recycled hooded sweatshirt,
$139 by 18 East

6) MP-103 field pant,
$225 by Earth \ Studies

5) V2 Utility cord,
$100 by Tone Customs

7) Rainbow Oregon shoes,
$185 by Mephisto

Did you know?

The Jian single-pleat pant is named after Valet. alum and now Fashion/Editorial Director for Nordstrom Men Jian DeLeon. He hit up 18 East with some constructive criticism about too many of their pants having only one back pocket. Now they have two.

NOTE: Items featured in this story are independently selected by the editorial team. Purchasing via our links may earn Valet. a portion of the sale, which helps fund our editorial mission.

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