1st March

Summer Shirts

Despite my penchant for formal attire, the casual shirt is something of an art to me, as it’s an outlet for more intricate design work—specifically, designing unusual prints.The print can make or break a short sleeve or causal shirt and conceptualizing it with appropriate scale is a fine balance.

My philosophy is this: Small prints can cover more cloth, large prints should cover less cloth. The Spring/Summer collection was inspired by retro Hollywood parties so I incorporated various palm tree prints into the textiles for shirtings and accessories. I used classic color ways, black/grey and blue/light blue making this print easy to wear for most sensibilities and pairs great with any color pant. The short sleeve shirt looks great with a light weight trouser in an unexpected color, tailored shorts, or even denim for a fresh Summer look. For a dapper summer occasion, a sport coat over the long sleeve is a superb
combination.

I hope you enjoy these sartorial Summer ideas, and invite you to branch out and give it a try…