In a world of logo tees and hoodies, incredibly conceptualised shirting and tailoring often fly under the radar. However, with changes made to the way shirting is designed and considered, brands today are showcasing a refreshing take on button-downs that makes shirting both exciting while simultaneously occupying a unique stronghold on the menswear landscape. Fearing a mix of the classic, statement and understated, this shirting edit is a guide for your trans-seasonal wardrobe and features appearances from labels C.P. Company, Soulland and Casablanca.
Charaf Tajer of Casablanca makes it difficult to ignore the wonders of silk shirting. Now a signature of the brand, the Autumn/Winter 20 collection dubbed “Idealisme” takes inspiration from French indulgence and places hand-drawn artworks worthy of solid-gold picture frames atop 100% silk shirting that is crafted in Italy. French for retirement home, the Maison de Repos shirt features Casablanca’s recurring mansion motif as well as a feature from a rather elegant Dalmatian. Luxury and indulgence optimised.
Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking. Using jewel-toned jacquard embroidery atop a black satin finish base, Soulland taps into the seasonal obvious on the Pappy Shirt. This shirt references the popularised up-cycled textile trend seen in current menswear landscape to create a luxe-bowling collar shirt finished with mother of pearl buttons. An in a twist from Soulland, this shirt features a short, almost cropped silhouette and makes for the perfect fit with a slightly high waisted work-style trouser.
C.P. Company Shirting takes a step back and showcases understated, and military-inspired garments in a classic camouflaged colour palette. Navy, green and black shades downplay expertly designed European construction while signature C.P. Company lenses add a touch of corporal sophistication. Opting for zip-closures rather than classic buttoning, these shirts blur the lines between shirting and outerwear and make for a perfect trans-seasonal piece.
Finally, on a more classic note, Wood Wood shirting re-thinks quintessential poplin pinstripe shirting to create a patchwork-inspired classic button-down. Again, drawing on the current climate that celebrates re-purposed and up-cycled construction, this shirt uses organic cotton to create a mismatched style shirt suitable for work or day to day wear.
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