5+ Best Men in Overalls Ideas

Gorpcore, or fashion influenced by functional outdoor apparel, has been a menswear trend for several seasons. It was the inspiration for Prada’s nylon anoraks, Louis Vuitton’s hiking boots, and Junya Watanabe’s reflective-tape coats, among scores of other designs that conjure a man-of-the-woods character without requiring the wearer to wade into mud. What has been the most surprise aspect of this outdoor rebirth thus far? Overalls for men.

Overalls, originally mass-produced by Levi Strauss in 1873, were invented as workwear around the end of the 18th century. The garment has preserved its functional use as workwear while being adopted in pop culture and fashion for women and children for nearly 150 years. Famous men and designers have rarely campaigned for bib-front onesie for dudes—until now.

The men’s overalls renaissance started last week when Chris Pine was spotted at Heathrow Airport wearing a Carhartt version; he appeared to use the overalls’ bib pocket pragmatically to store his passport and travel documents. While the Internet debated the actor’s sartorial decision, overalls continued to mount their surge. Supreme’s next seasonal collaboration with The North Face, to be released this Thursday, April 5, includes overalls in metallic silver, yellow gold, and rose gold colors. The Fall 2018 men’s runways, too, were full of one-piece options for guys, from R13, White Mountaineering, and Walter Van Beirendonck. Street stylers, meanwhile, used the overall as a layering piece at Seoul Fashion Week.

As with other trends, Rihanna’s Spring 2018 Fenty x Puma runway presentation featured army-green overalls for males. Chance the Rapper often wears overalls, although his version is more softboy than outdoorsy. In 2018, males will wear onesie.