I am finally getting around to making a warm overshirt or coat for my husband. Making men's clothes is still pretty new for me. I have looked at old images of overshirts and smocks and all I see are solid colors, unless the plaids or stripes just don't show up on old images ( which I know sometimes happens).
I did find one wool plaid shirt labeled as C. 1860. So I am wondering, would this be an overshirt: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/279575089342454272/
or just a regular work shirt? Its there a way to tell by looking at it without anyone wearing it?
I thought about making a plaid overshirt, but didn't know if that was very common.
If I understand correctly, the muted greens, tans, etc as well as red were common for solid colored overshirts, but what about a medium blue? I have a piece on hand that would work well.
Thanks for any help! trish B.
Edit: I mean to say muted blues, not greens. Good grief. The piece of blue wool I have is brighter than I think it should be for an overshirt. It is approximately a cobalt blue.