Shirt Tales

The quintessential shirt has come a long way from a clean pressed button-down. This extremely versatile wardrobe staple is the foundation for an immeasurable range of looks. Worn over or under other clothing items, or even doubled up, the results refresh every time with a new story, leaving style open to interpretation by the wearer. From pinstripes to stark white, these shirt tales will undoubtedly leave memorable impressions on those reading the room in where you’re the protagonist.

Don’t underestimate the shirt as the sublayer to an outfit. As an inherent underpinning, it shines through the best way it knows how with audacious details to make its presence known. Keep an open mind to the possibilities and don’t shy away from unconventional choices like the tied neck polka dot shirt by BALENCIAGA worn over a geometric pattern top by LA DOUBLE J.

Classically worn under blazers, the shirt can be calibrated with the right combination to showcase genuine personality. Note this reversible pinstripe blazer by MARNI over a tonally variated shirt by CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC for a healthy level of pizazz. Heighten the flair with a youthful graphic pattern by STELLA MCCARTNEY, laid over a subtler collarless style by DRIES VAN NOTEN. The goal here is to blend in without getting lost in the mix.

Tell it loud and proud with a dual layer of playful prints that are far from obnoxious from OAMC, then balance this out with white red striped trousers from VALENTINO to have the right effect. Statement shirts with collars like that found on GUCCI’s tiger motif shirt introduce a courageously spot on confluence of opposing stripe patterns by ACNE STUDIOS and SAINT LAURENT to steal you more glances than birds-of-paradise. With such charismatic compositions, tales of your glory will be told long after you’ve left the room.