The Admiral Deacon Overshirt
Known by some as a Shacket, by most as the Overshirt, these garments are the unsung workhorse heroes of every Menswear connoisseur's wardrobe. The simplicity and shape of the overshirt allows it to be both a transitional layering piece in cold weather, as well as the icing on the cake as the top layer in warmer climes.
Taking its cues from an early 20th century workwear shirt, the Admiral Sporting Goods Co. Deacon Overshirt is testament to the storied history of this humble garment. Throughout the early part of the century, HBT, or Herringbone Twill garments were issued to industry such as shipyards for ‘fatigue tasks'. The HBT’s were used due to the durability and strength of the fabric given to it by its distinctive alternating chevron pattern. True to the reference piece, the Deacon uses a Herringbone weave, constructed from a 265gsm 100% organic cotton.
Opting for an understated look, the Admiral Sporting Goods Co. Deacon features two subtle side-entry chest pockets, only alluded to by the popper fastenings either side of the placket. The placket itself conceals yet more popper fastenings, which, once opened, reveal a concealed inner pocket. For ease of wear and movement, the garment features a side vent hem and elasticated cuff openings. The Deacon receives the signature embroidered ‘A’ to the cuff, the subtle mark of a product fit for the Admiral Sporting Goods Co. catalogue.