“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 folks, pushing at a couple of preconceptions.
A brief-sleeved sensible shirt is just not for everybody. A protracted-sleeved shirt, often with sleeves rolled up, is so much simpler to put on in summer season and it’s what I put on more often than not.
However there’s a good, really relatively 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 season.
The quote above is from a reader on the time. One other mentioned: “Having worn this for a couple of weeks, I discover myself liking it so much, 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 often 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 pictures above had been taken.
And particularly underneath 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.)
Nevertheless, I don’t have a lot expertise of residing in humid situations, so it was good to listen to readers including their experiences there too.
“Brief-sleeve linen shirts are a vital working or travelling in and round NE/SE Asia,” mentioned one. “I can perceive some folks’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 type of blouse has a foul rap is that it’s often unflattering in its design. A tiny collar, sq. physique and huge, flapping sleeves mix to drown quite a lot of guys.
So I labored onerous 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 massive within the shoulder, however tapered, so slim however not tight (except you are notably 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 start out with, however it softens after the primary wash, producing one thing that feels nearly like an unlined type, however nonetheless with good condition. That is nonetheless definitively not a smooth, camp-collar shirt.
That’s only for the striped choice. So you could 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 purposeful and aesthetic) from Luca’s workshop in Naples.
Obtainable small to further massive, in Spence Bryson Irish linen, which suggests it retains it form higher than most Italian linens and isn’t in any means clear.
Fairly attractively, the blue and white stripe reveals off the feel of the linen nicely, as you possibly can see under. That’s one thing I didn’t actually recognize till I noticed a completed shirt, however it’s a very nice characteristic.
Elsewhere in these pictures I’m pictured sporting the pale-olive linen PS Overshirt (under) 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 fashionable. Consequently a lot of the permutations are nonetheless out there – 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 sneakers, predictably, are black Sagans from Baudoin & Lange.
Sun shades, as mentioned in the Dege jacket put up 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 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
- Similar 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 out there in 4 sizes, small to further massive
- Extra particulars on the PS store right here
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