Hi Guys. My word-smithery was on hiatus for a while there due to unforseen circumstances (are there any other types?). Handily for me, that hiatus, has brought me to April and opportunity for donning spring outfits. It saved us all from endless cardigan articles anyway. Only so much one can say about cardigans.
I have been rummaging through my t-shirt collection and one item jumped out. The striped t-shirt.
Submariner, garlic-vendor and Where’s Wally wisecracks aside, the striped tee or long sleeved top is essential for the stylish man’s wardrobe. Denim, chinos, casual trousers, cargos & shorts (getting ahead of myself here) all go with a striped top.
Colour choices are plentiful. Blue stripes are easiest to match up with your other clothes. Black & white would give you a smart option under a black jacket or coat. Red & green are quite easy to match with denim in particular as I have done above. I got the t-shirt above for £8. Yes. £8. Shop around. Style can come in under budget if you look around.
Wear stripes under anything. Leather jacket, blazer/jacket, denim jacket etc etc. It works and will raise your style levels in a fairly effortless manner. Show me a man who doesn’t want that?
You can spend anything from 8 quid to hundreds on a striped t-shirt. Obviously, makes sense to go budget if it’s your first time getting your stripes on. All the High St names will have their own versions for 2017. You can go YSL and skip the mortgage payment when you’ve nailed the look…