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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.


WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Popeye; Coach AW24; AH Houyhnhnm; Hed Mayner AW23; Popeye; Auralee SS24
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Studio Nicholson Bissett stripe shirt

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Gabriela Hearst AW21

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On my radar: Studio Nicholson X Sunspel

“This isn’t loungewear. They’re definitely not made for ‘slobbing about’ in.”

Eyes are peeled for this Studio Nicholson X Sunspel* collaboration from the unimpeachable Nick Wakeman.

Known for her ‘modular’ approach to fashion and frankly obsessive yen for superior fabrications, these cotton jersey and loop back fleeces are perfect for those who maybe got a bit too comfy during you-know-what and need help transitioning back into polite society without leaving their comfort zone. (more…)