Menswear

Shop the post: double shirts in the wild



Popeye City Boy Style

Now the sweaters are off, it’s time to think about shirts. Why wear one when you can wear two (or three)? A small button-down under a bigger one worn undone. Two identical, worn unbuttoned over a tee. Two different styles, or the same style with contrasting stripes.

Take some inspo from these examples in the wild – I will…

The original inspiration on the AW24 Tod’s runway (below)
Tods AW24

This oversize look (top) spoke to me after Lin (aka Out of the Bag) wrote about City Boy Style. (Now where to find the XXXL chinos for my 5’2” frame?)

Another oversize look (below). Just starch and iron your baggy shirts if you want to look more polished.
Style AH-H

Did you do a double take? Hed Mayner stitched two shirts together (below) to combine them into one garment.
Hed Mayner fw23

Two identical medium-weight, just-oversize-enough shirts (below). Look for thick cotton with a box pleat at the back for extra room. Drake’s men’s Oxford cotton shirts* are a good shout. I also love the pyjama stripes at J.Crew* (whose size range includes petites).
Popeye yellow shirt

Feeling extra? Auraluee SS24 showed not two but three layered shirts.

If you need pointers for shirt shopping, start with Polo Ralph Lauren* (vintage if you can!), J. Crew*, Officine Générale, Studio Nicholson and With Nothing Underneath.

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WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Popeye; Coach AW24; AH Houyhnhnm; Hed Mayner AW23; Popeye; Auralee SS24
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What’s the secret ingredient to Larry David-core style?



Larry David normcore style

I enjoyed this Guardian feature on Larry David’s costume design. It looks at how the Curb Your Enthusiasm character’s style has evolved over the years and how his post-normcore ‘look’ has infiltrated fashion – via TikTok of course.

A key takeaway: real-life Larry takes the clothes home after a season’s filming and the costume designer, Leslie Schilling often spots him re-wearing certain pieces in TV interviews, mixed with his own clothes. That co-mingling of character and real-life persona through the medium of clothes is a genius storytelling tool. It blurs the line even more between Larry David the person and Larry David the character (more…)



Inspiration board: Gucci super-skinny scarves



Gucci AW24 menswear

A scarf as a necklace. I like this styling detail from the Gucci AW24 menswear show*; a scarf-necklace hybrid, fastened with a chain instead of a knot.

This is a great styling tweak for upgrading a half-unbuttoned shirt or an oversize V-neck sweater. (more…)



Nautical niceties for AW24 menswear



SS Daley AW24

There’s nothing new about nautical themes in fashion, but we can never get enough of them. SS Daley is my AW24 menswear highlight so far (above and below). Styled by Harry Lambert, it’s a romantic, eclectic take on the Oxbridge student life of a bygone era, with an added nautical influence via an E.M Forster story about an English boy’s encounter with an Italian fisherman. Give me all the messy layering, practical headgear, fish-print foulards and pops of yellow please. Amy de la Haye’sShip Shape’ (act 2 of ‘Oh Boy! Dressing Boys 1750-1930’) exhibition at the Fashion & Textile Museum looks like a good source for further maritime-themed inspo. (more…)