A Guide To Chambray Shirts – Part Two: Modern Brands

Sunday, April 21st 2024
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By Manish Puri

In part one of this guide, I provided a brief history of chambray and why it became the de facto choice for work shirts, before turning my focus to shirts on the market that are reproductions of traditional US work shirt models.

In this second part, I’m covering chambray shirts made by brands that tweak and update the historical templates - shortening them for modern sensibilities, removing a pocket, taking in the waist etc - which can make them more contemporary, versatile and easier to pair with tailoring.

I should add that the guide is still focused on casual shirts - those with pockets, contrast stitching, roomier cuts and softer, smaller point collars.

The Anthology Workman Indigo Raw Chambray Shirt - $200

Of all the shirts in this guide, The Anthology’s Workman is the one that’s closest to a dress shirt.

The general fit, whilst not slim, is certainly tailored when compared to the more overtly workwear options. (You can see that in the flat lay images - the majority of the shirts are cut straight whilst The Workman is shaped through the waist). The collar band sits higher and is slightly stiffer. And the colour is also stronger than the more washed-out versions, which I think helps make it appear a fraction smarter (although it too will fade nicely over time).

On the other hand, the smaller collar points, contrast stitching, locker loop, flapped chest pocket and vintage cat-eye buttons (in mother of pearl) are all features inherited from the shirt’s workwear forebears, and soften the formality.

I think this union makes The Anthology shirt the most versatile choice in this guide, as it can quite effectively pull a double-shift as a (fairly) casual shirt that sits comfortably with tailoring, and thanks to the collar band, even a tie (above).

The other appealing element of all The Anthology’s shirts is they’re sold on an MTO basis (and, as a result, take three weeks to make). There’s a helpful video on their website explaining the process, but essentially it involves selecting your collar size (unusually for casual shirts, The Anthology’s collar goes up in quarter-inches for the most common sizes) and then adjusting the waist, back length and sleeve length by up to 4 cm from the default measurements. That’s over 8,000 size permutations (my maths teachers would be so proud). 

I think it’s an ideal choice for readers that don’t want to go down a full MTM/bespoke route but need to make a few common tweaks to get a better fit.

Whilst this guide is focused on the classic blue chambray, it would be remiss of me not to point out that I also have The Anthology’s vanilla chambray shirt (above) which I absolutely love (and actually wear more often than the blue). 

It’s off-white in colour and textured with tiny vanilla-seed like flecks. A great piece for tonal dressing and an easy way to ‘warm up’ an outfit in lieu of a white shirt.

Bryceland's Teardrop Chambray Shirt - £225

If you pop into one of Bryceland’s stores or their online shop, you’ll find not one but four chambray options. Each one with a distinctive design and silhouette, taking inspiration from a specific period in American history.

The half-zip shirt (£249) is a fuller-cut option that works well as a layering piece in winter or worn dégagé - unzipped and untucked with a nonchalant roll of the cuffs -  in the summer. 

The design perhaps partly inspired by the Big Yank Zipper Ace shirt (above right) that was released in the 1930s for “those that like the quick convenience of putting on a shirt in two seconds flat” (you can read more about that brand in part one).

The sawtooth westerner (£249) recalls the cowboy shirts of the 1950s with a broad chest that contours into a nipped waist. 

The denim version was the first Bryceland’s product I ever saw and purchased, and it instantly hooked me on the brand; although it does have an exacting silhouette for anyone (like me) that is straight through the trunk. There are days, usually those after I’ve spent the weekend at my Mum’s being force-fed samosas, that I would love the waist to be just a fraction more forgiving.

The USN chambray (£195) is stylistically quite similar to the Buzz Rickson 1940s model featured in part one of this guide. The main differences are the buttons (Bryceland’s are white) and the extra stitching through the left chest pocket to create a separate pen pocket. 

The other significant difference is fit - specifically length. While the Buzz Rickson shirt was a bit shy in venturing past the upper thigh rendering it potentially 'untuckable', the Bryceland’s USN has no such reservations. It runs long, Peter-Jackson-Extended-Cut long (for example, size 38 and 40 are around 35 inches), which is faithful to the original style of these shirts.

Bryceland's USN shirt is sold in both raw and washed chambray.

If this appraisal so far makes me sound like a sartorial Goldilocks - this one’s roomy, this one’s long, this one’s a little squeezy on my tum-tum - then can I say the teardrop chambray shirt is just right.

Patterned after one of Bryceland’s co-founder Kenji’s vintage Lee shirts, it's a comfortable and well-proportioned shirt that I think most clothing brands today would typify as “classic fit”. 

I chatted with Bryceland’s London manager Ben, and he thought, based on the manufacturer’s label, that the Lee shirt dates to the 1950s. That seems consistent with this ad from 1951 (below) where the khaki shirt in the middle looks to be identical to the teardrop.

I loved the easy simplicity of the design - symmetrical, neatly scalloped chest pockets and small gathers of fabric under the yoke are really the only embellishments. Combined with the solid construction and double stitching of the seams, it meant I had little hesitation in taking a shirt (size medium) home with me - even though I was only meant to be trying it on for this guide!

The teardrop chambray is also available MTO (meaning you can have it made up from hundreds of cloths including some really nice linen-cotton chambrays - a great option for readers in warmer climes) and MTM (which allows for a wide range of adjustments to the shoulder, sleeve, body, waist, etc) - both services have a 20% surcharge to the RTW price. In the first part of the guide, a lot of readers were asking about anywhere that offers custom work shirts (not chambray dress shirts), with most guys crying out for longer sleeves in particular. For those chaps, I'd recommend the Bryceland's teardrop chambray.

Drake’s Bleach Blue Cotton Chambray Button-Down Popover Shirt - £275

A button down, popover shirt is a foundational piece within the Ivy tradition. If you need proof, Jason Jules’ superb book Black Ivy is stocked with photos showing men in both short- and long-sleeved versions - including Miles Davis in a terry cloth popover (below left). 

At the same time, a popover style (especially in chambray) harkens back to the very earliest US work shirts and overshirts for sale at the turn of the 20th century - like the ones in the Sears Roebuck & Co catalogue from 1897 shown below right.

And so, to my mind, this shirt is a genuine Ivy-Workwear hybrid, making the Drake's one of the more interesting styles that I found on my hunt: a great alternative option for those readers that already have a more orthodox model.

Because popovers need to pass over the shoulders when you put them on/take them off, I’ve found it can help to have a touch more room in the body than you might for a full-placket shirt.The medium did fit - but in the same way that I used to like my dress shirts to fit a dozen years ago. Alas I’m no longer in my 20s and I’m not going for a night on the town at Tiger Tiger. 

The excellent staff at Drake’s had anticipated this (they clearly know their product) and had already discreetly deposited a size large in the fitting room - an altogether better option for me with a bit more room in the arms and belly.

So, unless you like a  particularly trim fit, I’d size up in this shirt.

Honourable mentions

Every year I see the Kenneth Field chambray shirt (above) land in The Merchant Fox’s shop, and every year I inexplicably delay purchasing it just long enough for it to sell out.

Admittedly, I’ve not actually seen the shirt in person, but the slubby texture of the Japanese chambray always catches my eye. The style is similar to the USN designs we’ve already covered, but with a flap chest pocket on the right hand side.

I’ve been told by The Merchant Fox that there’s limited manufacturing of this piece. However, a small restock is expected in the summer, so if you too like the look of the shirt I’d recommend signing up at their mailing list to avoid disappointment.

Manish is @the_daily_mirror on Instagram

Read Part One in this series on chambray here

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Hi manish how do you find the sleeved of the teardrop chambray feom bryceland? I suspect im roughly the same size as you (i take 50 in anthology and mostly 16 in shirts. I take a large in the bryceland cabana and 40 in the rayon shirts). 1 thing i notice is the bryceland stuff has pretty narrow sleeves.

Also what size did you get for the usn chambray? I think their sizes are numbdeted (40,42 etc instead of m,l)


Particularly enjoying this follow-up to last week’s opener. I’m in the fortunate position to own one of the Kenneth Field shirts (one turned up on eBay) – they run small across the chest (I’m 5’7 with 38/40” chest) and wear their size large and the sleeves do feel a little long to me. That being said, the fabric is the best I’ve come across, as you say slubby in all the right ways and incredibly comfortable to wear in comparison to say, Buzz Rickson (a great shirt for the details, but feels a bit thin and taught). I’ve seen the Bryceland numbers in person and I especially liked the look of the teardrop number – though I cheated and ended up getting a vintage number with similar pockets of Vinted for £15…
Very tempted by the ‘Vanilla’ option from the Anthology. I’ve been checking out white/ecru chambray’s from Orslow and Buzz lately as they strike me as the perfect item to go under a fuzzier tweed.
Keep up the great work.


I have the Kenneth Field shirt too and can confirm Joshuan’s feedback on sizing. I have both the medium – a little small for me – and the large – a little big on me, with the sleeves being too long, so I can only ever wear it with the sleeves rolled up. However, it’s by far the best fabric that I’ve come across. I’ve been pondering about the Anthology ones for some time, but have hesitated, not having seen them in person. I think I might just take the plunge on the ecru.


I concur absolutely on Brycelands Teardrop. I’ve got a Post Overalls version and very nice it is, but I find some Japanese brands come up a bit boxy and short in the tail. Brycelands is a great fit and after a couple of washes it is softening up really well….its beautiful.

Markus S

Interesting article, but – breaking with the PS tradition – why on Sunday?
However, I still miss the category of “smart” chambray shirts, like the PS / 100 Hands one, or the one from Luca Avitabile, or Finamore, etc. There is room for a part 3, I believe.

Simon Crompton

Hey Markus – just a scheduling error on my part! It was meant to go live tomorrow

Good call on a part 3 some time, I can see that

Ian Skelly

I think part 3 would be a good idea, I love slightly smarter denim / chambray like the light luca faloni denim shirt

Simon Crompton

OK, thanks Ian


What can I say, Manish? You just seem to get me. First, the Sawtooth was also my first Bryceland product of several, I love it, but also find myself wishing for a bit more, shall we say, forgivingness in the waist (“a little squeezy on the tum-tum” – you truly have a way with the pen). When I wash that shirt, you’ll find me giving it more than a few good solid pulls across the horizontal flanks.
I also own two versions of Anthology’s raw denim and think they are just about perfect for my needs in this category. The ability to make a meaningful set of customizations has allowed me to dial the fit, and the slightly more structured collar seems to work best for me (why I will keep my original PS Friday Polos until they disintegrate). I have the blue that you feature and I also have it in – wait for it – Red Chambray. The red color is so much more versatile than I may have initially considered, but it is the “right” red and is truly looking better and better with age. It’s just “chambray” enough to look OK with a few open buttons, a white vest or tee, and military inspired rip-stop trousers. But it is fantastic worn traditionally with chinos, both workwear inspired and more refined versions. Looks good with the obvious blue and ecru denim, but it really shines with olive trousers. The vanilla looks lovely as well. Cheers and hope you’re having a nice weekend.


Hello, Manish. I have found that working the Sawtooth a bit when wet helps just a little. Not a game-changer, but it feels better when I first don it than when I fail to give it a tug or two. But mine doesn’t have that fantastic worn in softness as the guys’ who can chuck theirs in the dryer. Alas, this one is a forever line dry item for me. A fantastic shirt on quite less fantastic body.

Aaron L

Are some photos missing? Couldn’t find some mentioned in the article on my phone.

Lindsay McKee

Great post.
What I’m looking for is a classic chambray shirt, size 50” chest at a sensible price!!

Lindsay McKee

Thanks again Manish.
I will take a look at that.

Lindsay McKee

Actually, just thinking, that just might be a prime “Luca Avitibile” commission to be considered in due course. I’ll have to make a preliminary approach and contact him online or Zoom and see when he visits London.
BTW, I may be in London in September on potential other commissions.
Many thanks again.


I’ve got the Brycelands sawtooth westerner too. I’m not straight in the trunk but I sure know what you mean when you’ve been force-fed the extra samosa, especially the Panjabi type!

On a side note I must say, that you’ve got a great knack of being witty but remaining on the right side of seriousness with the superbly researched content that you present.
I’m beginning to like your contributions as much as Simon’s own. Another great article.


Love the jacket you are wearing with the vanilla chambray – please do share info on it.


Hi, do you have an ETA on the restock of the oxford cloth? Thank you!

Simon Crompton

Hi Liam – we just had it, the core ones should be restocked now?


My apologies, I just have missed my restock email. Just ordered the blue as I love my White version !

Simon Crompton



Is the Brycelands USN shirt still available? Looks like it might be a product they no longer stock?


Thanks Manish, great article and inside scoop

Joe P

Fantastic guide(s), Manish, thank you. I have a Drake’s (non-popover) and a PS chambray, and this has convinced me that I absolutely and without question need a Bryceland’s teardrop as well.

Can I ask, did you order your Anthology vanilla (which I also need) online to the UK? I love the look of so many of their things but being UK-based, I must admit to being nervous ordering – not only in case I get the MTM size wrong, but also simply due to potential associated VAT, taxes, etc. On the latter, I guess it’s just a case of biting the bullet and sucking it up (mixing my metaphors there)?

The Anthology

Hi Joe, thank you for your interest! Kindly send your enquiry to us at [email protected]. We’ve got a great customer service team that can look after our customers with some assistance in size gauging and all shipping matters.


Great article, Manish – you’re an excellent enabler! The Anthology vanilla chambray in particular looks lovely – and the fact that it’s MTO and can be “tweaked” is great, being as I’m not an average shaped chap. I think there might be one of those turning up in my wardrobe sometime soon, once the budget has recovered slightly from the PS Cashmere Rollneck preorder, the tobacco PS Overshirt and the new linen jacket due for a first fitting sometime early in May… why do the nice things always all arrive at once?


Doh! I mean Cashmere Crewneck, obviously!


Hey Manish. Thank you for both articles. What trousers do you like to wear with blue chambray shirts where you are going for a more casual look than your research photos?


Thanks Manish. In the first article you had a picture of Elvis wearing blue jeans (which seemed to me like a bolder look) so was interested in your views on denim in particular. Thank you for your answer.


Interesting, and I very much like Chambray and Denim shirts. I don’t get however why anyone would buy RTW shirts that are more expensive than a decent MTM option.

Simon Crompton

Because of the materials Felix. MTM and bespoke makers deal with mills whose selection is still almost entirely geared towards dress shirts. Even when they do some denims or chambrays, they’re not great – not workwear materials.

So you can’t really get shirts like these MTM – there are a few exceptions, like Bryceland’s and Anthology that Manish highlights – where the brand buys cloth in bulk rather than by the metre from mills, because they use the same material for their ready-made shirts.

Also, MTM and bespoke makers rarely have the hardware (buttons) and often don’t have the know-how to do workwear details like good chest pockets, double seams etc.


I see, thanks.


Hi Manish,
Always a pleasure to read your articles. I really do like chambray workshirts. As mentioned in my previous comment ( to your part 1), I do find the higher price point shirts seem to run contrary to the ethos of a working shirt. My old gap versions have lasted remarkably well and are nicely worn in, and more recent Uniqlo versions do the job
I would suggest that being marketed as working shirts from the 50s and earlier is to give them a sense of authenticity?
I’ve seen a few brands do this with a range of clothes such as leather jackets.
That said speaking specifically to the cloth, I like the Anthology version, having similar chambray dress shirts and the full placket button down version by Drakes, which to me are casual but not work shirts.
On a totally hypocritical point on my part! The Kenneth Field version is very nice and I’ll keep an eye on Vinted and EBay. Thanks to the above readers for their input.
BTW, readers may be interested to see Merchant Fox has added a small vintage section that has some very interesting pieces that are nicely worn in.
Thanks again and looking forward to your next article.
All the best.

Simon Crompton

Hey Stephen – if I may chip in, the higher price point is really not that misleading. First, because work shirts were pretty expensive in the past – workers spent a much bigger proportion of their salaries on clothing. Clothes have never been as cheap (or poor quality) as they are today.

And secondly, it’s expensive today to produce the kind of material needed for shirts that were as good quality as those ones in the past. Production is very small and machinery is not common.

Gap and Uniqlo ones certainly do the job, but they are not as nice and won’t age in the same way.


Hi Simon,
All fair points. I’m not sure that will apply to some of the depression era clothing or that worn by workers into the 50s. Without being too nerdy it would be interesting to see the research behind the your assertion on relative cost, although that is true of technology, in my experience. I do definitely agree the shirts reviewed (and similar) will cost more to produce and am not suggesting they are overpriced, they just appear somewhat disproportionately expensive although arguably worth it. We do after all live in a free society and something is generally valued by what one is willing to pay.
As for Gap and Uniqlo I think “nice” is quite subjective so lets agree to disagree and in my experience of my old gap ones have aged very nicely, the Uniqlo shirts are not old enough to tell yet. It’s interesting that I have some very old Gap clothes (such as the ‘Big Oxford’) I feel are of far higher quality than that more recently produced. Please do accept my comments in the spirit of just a different point of view not in anyway judgemental of a fine blog.

Simon Crompton

Not at all Stephen, it’s all welcome. We can certainly do something on relative pricing of clothes at some point, I know some academics who work in that area. And you may be right about the cheapest workwear from the period, but even then people are often surprised. It’s why there was such emphasis on how tough clothes were – they would be worn every day for years, because people couldn’t afford many clothes at all, given their cost.

On the ageing of shirts, it’s an interesting area. Often I find it’s a question of pointing out how better ones age, and then deciding whether you care. Eg the way Italian washed chinos will wash out on the seams and just turn white there, which to me is less natural and elegant than workwear chinos that fade like jeans

Riccardo Franchi

It looks like this season’s everyday shirt from the Armoury is made up in a chambray (https://www.thearmoury.com/collections/shirts/japanese-chambray-everyday-shirt?variant=40606591221831). Any thoughts? Particularly trying to decide whether the stand collar combined with other details makes it fit somewhere similar to the Anthology’s version in a ‘double-duty’ way.

Lawrence S

I’ve been looking for a casual-but-contemporary shirt that approximates the washed-out chambray worn by Cary Grant, as shown in Part One of this article. What do you make of this offering from 100 Hands? https://www.100hands.nl/collections/all/products/ice-washed-japanese-chambray-shirt

Simon Crompton

That is nice, but I’m not sure it will have the casual feel of the Cary Grant one – that’s much more on the workwear side of these chambrays Manish has been talking about.


I have that shirt, or to be correct, a MTM by 100hands in that fabric. My shirt looks a shade or two paler than the pictures on their website though. It is not that casual, mostly because of 100hands style but if you are after a shirt in their style (and handwork), and a bit paler than the PS collaboration one I would recommend. There was some fading along the edges on my MTM one, so they garment wash even the MTM shirts. It will fade a little more with use, though not a lot. It is quite unique in the unevenness in colour and fading, and the colour is very pale, but has that greenish tint you will get from a denim compared to a regular light blue shirt.


Seems like an ad for Anthology etc. Mannish any kickbacks coming your way for this article from the Anthology etc?

Simon Crompton

No Dan, never


Hi Simon, just wondering what your opinions are on popovers and if a PS version might be in the works? I hadn’t really looked into them until this article, but I assume they are more casual than a shirt?

Manish, great article – keep them coming!

Simon Crompton

Hey Rob,

No PS version planned I’m afraid. I do like them though, mostly as an alternative or interesting version of something more classic. So if you love chambrays but already have one or two, this is an interesting option. I have a white linen/cotton popover I wear in the summer in the same way – an alternative style like changing a collar from a spread to a buttondown for example


Hi Manish, fantastic article as per usual! Which of the shirts on the list do you think would be best for warmer weather or, being chambray, would all be fine in the summer?


Thanks for your help, that’s all great to know. It’s an Australian summer (if mild by our standards), so thanks for the tips!


Great article again Manish! I had a few questions for you on the Anthology Workman last week, most of which were inherently answered here- brilliant, thanks! On sizing- I’m between sizes (yes even with the adjustments) as while I’d like it to do double duty with tailoring i’m ok with it being a bit more square and billowy tucked (ok, small belly to blame here as well) in so that it can look perhaps a bit better when done casually. Did you notice any shrinkage? Length/width? If i sized up to get the waist measurement I’m after, it’d likely be too large in the chest for tailoring. Sizing down would mean I’m at the border of comfort in the waist measure, leaving no room for any shrinkage. Which way would you lean?
Many thanks and keep the great articles coming!


Thanks much- ugh just went on to finally place order after weeks of pondering now sold out. Your article got a lot of traction I take it- any way you can see if there are a few more yards to spare? 🙂


Much appreciated, at least i know what to do now!


I have personal experience of some of these shirts mentioned in both Part 1 and 2, including PS version and Rite Stuff.

Whilst is definitely on the workwear side stylewise, the Kenneth Field chambray material is IMO by far and away the most classic – colour depth, variegation, slub etc- which is not surprising because these folk literally wtote the (Japanese language) book on chambray.

Like a lot Japanese menswear, it delivers an awful lot of detail and workmanship far above what the price tag would suggest.

Cut of KF is more western than asian physique too – longer in the arm


The Kenneth Field shirt is cut to a moderately built western physique and is true to size and in proportion to the classic American chambray shirts collected by its founder, as opposed to he shortier, boxier cuts common to Japanese clothing or tighter HK / Taiwanese styles. Style is just (barely) subdued enough to wear with trousers. Andre could pull it off 🙂

The Rite Stuff cloth is lesser quality IMO – very slubby with noticeable warp/weft, use of slow looms yielding more loom chatter like KF but lighter / more fragile. The block is moderate but arms tighter than a typical workwear block which I think they have altered since the first run which I bought. The focus for Rite Stuff is less on block or material than producing a really accurate period piece with a lot of historically details like rivet vents etc. so good value for money if that is your thing. Style is very workwear, good for denimheads 🙂

Hope that helps ……..

Nick Dearing

Iron Heart is a good chambray option too, especially if you’re leaning more workwear than Ivy, like a heavier weight fabric and aren’t going to tuck it in.


How about fabrics for bespoke shirtmaking? Which books have good chambray / denim offerings and what makes them good?

Simon Crompton

There aren’t really any, unfortunately. The mills are set up 99% for business or smart shirts still, and just don’t cater to this. It doesn’t help that workwear materials are harder to make at scale.

It’s why the chambray we sell as cloth and shirts is made by a tiny operation in Japan. And when brands like 100 Hands or Anthology have done similar, they’re using those small mills as well.


If I may draw a small distinction …..

Maruwa Corporation who make PS Chambray are a sizeable and reputable company with a Tokyo Headquarters, two factories in the north of Japan and very modern looms that do not run at the slow speeds that are required to produce lots of slub and loom chatter.

The more traditional chambray fabric with lots of loom chatter, slub and texture comes from truly tiny (2-3 machines), famiky-run artisinal workshops with slow-speed looms in the south of Japan around Okayama.

You can find cut lengths of these fabrics in Asia.

The feel of PS chambray is quite different from Kenneth Field – the former greasier, more uniform, more classic menswear than anything in these articles, and the latter drier and more variegated and more workwear.

Hope that helps ……

Simon Crompton


Thanks for the comment. Yes, the chambray is woven by Maruwa but they have a variety of narrow and regular looms, fast and slow, and ours is woven on a narrow model at a slower speed.

The resulting chambray is the look we want – not as open or loose as the traditional chambrays, but with more character than those offered by the mills readers will be familiar with in Italy and elsewhere, who are of course weaving faster and on bigger looms.

I wouldn’t want something like the Kenneth Field or the vintage and McCoys chambray shirts I own for this PS shirt. It wouldn’t drape in the same way and it would make no sense to have it fused in the placket, cuffs and collar, as this is to make it a better fit for tailoring.

Different fabrics for different styles.



Interesting read, like pt. 1. However, isn’t it weird that apparently a good chambray shirt – a work shirt – cannot be had for other £200? What’s the issue there? Thanks!

Simon Crompton

I think we’ve covered this already a little in the comments Stephan. Making a work shirt that is high quality costs that kind of money, and old work shirts were often made to a high quality level – it’s why everyone loves them and wants to recreate them. If modern shirts were worn as heavily as those old work ones were, they’d fall apart

Nick Dearing

In addition to that, if you apply inflation to prices in the old adverts you’ll see that they were never cheap. I suspect people had fewer clothes, paid comparatively more for them, and kept them longer.

Simon Crompton

Good point. And yes they certainly did.

Amie Woodland

We will be opening up pre-orders for the Kenneth field Chambray Work Shirt tomorrow (Thursday 2nd May) delivery is expected for the end of May.
We only have a small number arriving so please sign up to our newsletter to secure your size.

Tim J

hi manish,
enjoyable article as always. i went back over parts 1 and 2 and think the anthology & brycelands shirts both look great on you. the stitching on the brycelands shirt looks prominent and bold in the photo of you in the comments. is it also the case in the flesh or does it just appear that way in the photo? i susepct, like the fabric, the stitching will meld into the shirt after washing and wearing but was just curious as to whether it was somthing you noticed or not when trying it on.

Tim J

Makes perfect sense Manish. Many thanks.


Hi – this probably isn’t the correct article to ask the question but here goes. I really like the look of navy linen shirts in the summer (following a light trousers/shorts, darker top look). Does anyone have thoughts for a good quality example please? My default would be something from Anglo Italian, but I think I am looking for some a bit looser, maybe a bit more casual/louche. Recommendations gratefully received.

Simon Crompton

The Anderson & Sheppard haberdashery has quite a few navy linen shirts like that