“A better short-sleeved shirt just isn’t one thing I ever thought-about earlier than, however I do truly prefer it.”
I’ve to say I loved the method of launching this shirt final yr – it’s enjoyable to make one thing that challenges folks, pushing at a number of preconceptions.
A brief-sleeved sensible shirt just isn’t for everybody. A protracted-sleeved shirt, normally with sleeves rolled up, is so much simpler to put on in summer time and it’s what I put on more often than not.
However there’s a good, truly moderately elegant look to a short-sleeved shirt with a pair of sharp trousers and sneakers. That’s what I wished to create, and present, and it was good seeing many readers take that on final summer time.
The quote above is from a reader on the time. One other stated: “Having worn this for a number of weeks, I discover myself liking it so much, which is sweet because it was an impulse purchase.
“[The fit] makes it not seem as a gown shirt with the sleeves lower off, or as an overshirt. [And the collar] helps differentiate it from an overshirt, which normally has a camp collar.”
Personally, I recognize the coolness of a short-sleeve shirt on a very popular day, corresponding to in Florence, the place the photographs above had been taken.
And particularly below an overshirt, so you do not have two layers of sleeves and might push again these of the overshirt. (I’d be sporting the outer layer within the first place for the sake of practicality, and pockets.)
Nonetheless, I don’t have a lot expertise of dwelling in humid situations, so it was good to listen to readers including their experiences there too.
“Brief-sleeve linen shirts are a necessary working or travelling in and round NE/SE Asia,” stated one. “I can perceive some folks’s reticence, however the practicality and coolness of them in scorching, humid summers wins over. Thirty-seven levels for the previous three days in Japan with 60%+ humidity calls for short-sleeve shirts.”
I believe one cause this type of blouse has a nasty rap is that it’s normally unflattering in its design. A tiny collar, sq. physique and enormous, flapping sleeves mix to drown a number of guys.
So I labored laborious on the sleeve, making one thing that was extra akin to a rolled-up T-shirt than the sq. sleeve of an Aloha shirt. It’s giant within the shoulder, however tapered, so slim however not tight (except you are significantly muscly).
I received’t go into all of the element on the design once more, but when anybody missed it the primary time round, it is in the launch piece right here.
At this time’s article is to let everybody know that we’ve added a blue/white striped model this summer time, with a few small tweaks.
We’ve made the collar a tiny bit smaller (a half centimetre shorter on the again) and given it a lighter weight lining.
The liner doesn’t really feel that totally different to begin with, nevertheless it softens after the primary wash, producing one thing that feels virtually like an unlined type, however nonetheless with good condition. That is nonetheless definitively not a delicate, camp-collar shirt.
That’s only for the striped choice. So you will have the selection now between two collars within the two colors. As was the case final yr, I’m to listen to what everybody thinks once they’ve tried them.
All the opposite particulars are the identical. The identical curving, rolling collar of all PS shirts; an extended physique size to make it clearly for tucking in, not out; and handmade particulars (each purposeful and aesthetic) from Luca’s workshop in Naples.
Obtainable small to further giant, in Spence Bryson Irish linen, which implies it retains it form higher than most Italian linens and isn’t in any means clear.
Fairly attractively, the blue and white stripe exhibits off the feel of the linen properly, as you possibly can see beneath. That’s one thing I didn’t actually recognize till I noticed a completed shirt, nevertheless it’s a very nice characteristic.
Elsewhere in these photographs I’m pictured sporting the pale-olive linen PS Overshirt (beneath) over the white short-sleeve.
We ordered triple the variety of the PS Overshirts in comparison with final yr, as they had been so standard. Consequently many of the permutations are nonetheless accessible – virtually all sizes within the olive and the brown, and the smaller ones within the navy.
The trousers are the brown linen from my Sexton swimsuit right here. And the sneakers, predictably, are black Sagans from Baudoin & Lange.
Sun shades, as mentioned in the Dege jacket put up just lately, are the Californian mannequin from Meyrowitz.
The short-sleeved shirt is on the market from the PS store now. Particulars:
- Made in Naples within the atelier of bespoke shirtmaker Luca Avitabile
- Hand-sewn buttons, buttonholes, armholes and collar
- Makes use of Irish linen from Spence Bryson, and cream mother-of-pearl buttons
- Lower lengthy, like a gown shirt, and supposed to solely be worn tucked in
- Makes use of the usual PS button-down collar, which rolls simply and naturally, when undone or certainly with a tie
- Identical physique match because the PS denim shirts (and oxford shirts after washing)
- Blue stripe mannequin has a 0.5cm decrease collar and lighter weight lining
- Ships from the UK and accessible in 4 sizes, small to further giant
- Extra particulars on the PS store right here
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