Four shirts everyone should have in their wardrobe

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 Four shirts that should be in everyone’s wardrobe
October 6, 2017

From fabrics to collar types, here are the top four shirt's we think everyone should own this season...

The Button Down

Originally named the ‘Polo Collar’, this style of collar was influenced by 19th century Polo players. As the traditional collar was most common at the time, the players often found their unfastened collars to be rather difficult to wear, often obscuring their view or irritating their face whilst riding. To combat the problem, the Button-Down collar was born as a homemade remedy of simply buttoning the collars down to prevent them getting in the way.

Following on from the homemade technique, the Button-Down collar steadily rose in popularity, leading to it’s cemented presence in modern shirt designs. Often deemed as highly versatile collar style, the Button Down can be smart or casual; we think it's a great peice to team with a pair of joggers for a laid back look or with smart trousers for a more formal occasion.

Brushed Cotton

An essential this season. If you’re looking for a more insulating layer this Autumn/Winter, a brushed cotton is the perfect choice. The cotton has been gently brushed to remove lint and fibres, leaving an impeccably soft, thick and slightly fluffy fabric which will help keep out the cold this winter. Layer over a basic tee or throw on a jacket for a casual style, or team with trousers for a smart, formal look.

The Grandad Collar

The once utilitarian style has slowly developed to become a versatile basic that we think everyone should own. It’s a shirt with a difference with the perfect ability to transcend both casual and formal occasions. Try wearing with chinos and sneakers for a preppy look or with slim fit joggers for a more casual vibe.

Cotton Chambray

Constructed from a light weight cloth, Cotton Chambray has the appeal of denim, yet has a more breathable appeal. Perfect as a layering piece this season, team up with a cotton t-shirt and overlay with a Sherpa fleece or thick coat to add an extra layer to your style.