“A better short-sleeved shirt is just not one thing I ever thought of earlier than, however I do really prefer it.”
I’ve to say I loved the method of launching this shirt final 12 months – it’s enjoyable to make one thing that challenges individuals, pushing at a number of preconceptions.
A brief-sleeved sensible shirt is just not for everybody. An extended-sleeved shirt, normally with sleeves rolled up, is loads simpler to put on in summer season and it’s what I put on more often than not.
However there’s a good, really reasonably elegant look to a short-sleeved shirt with a pair of sharp trousers and footwear. That’s what I needed to create, and present, and it was good seeing many readers take that on final summer season.
The quote above is from a reader on the time. One other mentioned: “Having worn this for a number of weeks, I discover myself liking it loads, which is good 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 admire the coolness of a short-sleeve shirt on a highly regarded day, equivalent 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 may push again these of the overshirt. (I’d be carrying the outer layer within the first place for the sake of practicality, and pockets.)
Nevertheless, I don’t have a lot expertise of dwelling in humid circumstances, so it was good to listen to readers including their experiences there too.
“Quick-sleeve linen shirts are an important working or travelling in and round NE/SE Asia,” mentioned one. “I can perceive some individuals’s reticence, however the practicality and coolness of them in sizzling, 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 purpose this model of blouse has a foul 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 (until you are significantly muscly).
I gained’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.
Right this moment’s article is to let everybody know that we’ve added a blue/white striped model this summer season, 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 completely different to begin with, but it surely softens after the primary wash, producing one thing that feels nearly like an unlined model, however nonetheless with good condition. That is nonetheless definitively not a tender, camp-collar shirt.
That’s only for the striped possibility. So you may have the selection now between two collars within the two colors. As was the case final 12 months, I’m to listen to what everybody thinks after 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 useful and aesthetic) from Luca’s workshop in Naples.
Obtainable small to further giant, in Spence Bryson Irish linen, which suggests it retains it form higher than most Italian linens and isn’t in any method clear.
Fairly attractively, the blue and white stripe exhibits off the feel of the linen nicely, as you’ll be able to see beneath. That’s one thing I didn’t actually admire till I noticed a completed shirt, but it surely’s a very nice function.
Elsewhere in these photographs I’m pictured carrying 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 12 months, as they had been so in style. Because of this many of the permutations are nonetheless obtainable – nearly 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 footwear, predictably, are black Sagans from Baudoin & Lange.
Sun shades, as mentioned in the Dege jacket publish just lately, are the Californian mannequin from Meyrowitz.
The short-sleeved shirt is out there 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
- Minimize lengthy, like a gown shirt, and meant 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 obtainable in 4 sizes, small to further giant
- Extra particulars on the PS store right here
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