It’s that time of year, where we dependably substitute linen for wool alternatives, swap chambray in favour of denim, and dust off our trusty coat at the first sight of wind and rain. There is, however, one area of the wardrobe that often gets forgotten during AW; the shirt.
Staying loyal and wearing the same cotton long-sleeved styles year round often leave the Shirt as much of an after thought. Neglected as a staple that can be worn season wide- this menswear classic is more than just an all-weather entity.
Naturally, the shirt’s versatility means there are a huge number of ways to work the right style in to your chosen look. But in order to do so, there’s one place to start. Comprising an adaptable, contemporary collection that will keep you suitably styled for the coming season.
In our latest guide, we introduce you to a select few styles ideal for AW15, all from the latest brands to launch here at OPUMO.
With cold-weather wear, the appreciation of colour seemingly dwindles; often a blend of black, grey and navy shades take over every attire. However, the undisputed colour of AW, Khaki, will provide a sophisticated alternative to the generic colour palettes of the season. This Universal Works Poplin shirt showcases just that alongside the brand’s identity of understanding heritage to create a contemporary aesthetic. Crafted in a rich cotton and cut in to a comfortable slim-fit silhouette, the Poplin is the smartest shirt in the Universal Work’s collection.
Check shirts will always be an AW essential. Equally adept across a range of looks, the Wood Wood Navy Greco Shirt is archetypal of the brand's streetwear-inspired styling. Simply match up with a slim-line trouser or jean, plain tee and a pair of minimalist premium sneakers such as the Common Projects Mid Grey Original Achilles Low. Complete in a regular fit from a lightweight checked flannel; the shirt also features a slight shirttail hem and single button cuff to make it an easily adaptable wardrobe staple.
The best looks are those that somehow manage to be more than the some of their parts. And this small check shirt from Gant Rugger ensures that simple elements can be combined to create an extremely stylish synergy of smart meets casual clothing. The soft touch feel of this Check Shirt adds a premium finish to a classic aesthetic while the slim-fit silhouette, button-down collar and adjustable button cuffs ensure this Gant Rugger Shirt will be a sure found favourite in your collection.
No wardrobe is complete without a crisp white shirt. Make yours the Eton Collar Shirt from British brand, Oliver Spencer, featuring a unique cutaway collar for a refined, statement style. Crafted from 100% midweight cotton for a luxurious feel, ideal for layering or stand alone wear, the shirt is detailed with granddad cuffs and side gusset panels to create a comfortable, slim-fit style that will be suited to any look, any occasion.
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