WHAT IS IT?
Gill Overton Shirt
WHAT SETS IT APART?
It’s no rarity for anglers to wear their fishing shirts in casual settings, but Gill has designed a functional, yet attractive shirt that’ll work on the boat or at the barbecue. Made to fit loose and comfortable, the Overton Shirt is treated with Gill’s exclusive Xpel technology; a safe, plant-based coating that repels water and stains like blood, slime and oil for easy cleanup after a day on the water — or a table-side spill.
HOW DO I USE IT?
The Overton features a button-down collar style, with a double vented mesh-lined rear venting and roll up sleeves with retainer loops and buttons. Chest patch pockets and chest front utilize press stud closures. The latter are attached to an inner placket — fabric strip down the chest — for a clean, concealed look. A fabric strip on the inner edge of the left chest patch pocket holds sunglasses, while a micro-fiber patch on the inside of the front bottom hem keeps lenses clean. With sizes XS-4XL, the Overton is available in blue check and white.
I’ve always liked stud fasteners over traditional buttons as they’re quicker, more secure and less likely to fail. The concealed design gives the Overton shirt a clean, neat look. Also, I like how the chest pocket flaps literally fall in place — it feels like the weight of the stud fasteners helps here. Just be careful unsnapping the shirt, as those stud fasteners end at the neck. The collar has a traditional button, so if you try the Superman rip-it-open thing, like I almost did, you’re gonna tear the collar button off.