It’s no secret I love shirts. Give me a good old buttoned down number, perhaps some military-esque epaulettes and a pocket or two, and you won’t be able to rip it off my back, that’s for certain.
The only pre-requisite is cut. The shirt must, must, MUST be cut to perfection. I find some brands get this right, although unfortunately it’s usually the more expensive labels. But on the high street, I love the classic white shirts from Cos and Uniqlo- they’re cut very well indeed, enhancing the shape of the torso as a shirt should (well, as any article of clothing should for that matter.)
What I love about shirts, is that I find them to be one of the only pieces in the ‘tops’ category which have the versatility to be worn with anything.
This Summer, transitioning into Autumn, the shirt seems to have had a statement makeover. It seems to be the subject of a term I’ve now coined- ‘Colour-popping.’
Yes that’s right, ‘Colour-popping’, as opposed to the more ubiquitous ‘Colour-Blocking.’ (Journalists you’re at liberty to quote me on this ;)
Anyway, it’s pretty self explanatory, and shirt label, Equipment, have done a wonderful job in fuelling the trend which I’m sure will be a big one come Autumn.
Shirts by Equipment
Do you guys like your shirts? Having said all this, I actually own relatively few considering how much I love them. They’re kind of like that trusty friend who’s there in the background but who’s ultimately a little forgettable. Except really not.
It’s hard to come up with an appropriate analogy because shirts are just great. They just are. You forget about wearing them but really, they’re actually one of the most exciting pieces of clothing ever invented. I mean, as demonstrated, look at all the cool things you can do to them!
They never stop evolving and they always make you look good.