Whether its pinstripe or prison, if there is one thing you need to adorn this season in any form is the humble stripe. Re-imagined for Summer, the timeless print has been updated to once again claim its place in the modern men’s wardrobe. Conjuring up romantic pastimes of The French Riviera, striped clothing has long inspired and enticed us just like how it bewitched Coco Chanel who was oh so famously inspired by the sailor’s uniforms that she incorporated the pattern into her 1917 nautical collection.
Returning once again to the runway and our wish lists, the appeal of the stripe lays in its versatile ability – especially when it comes to summer shirts. Like Acne’s ‘Ody’ shirt with its boxy silhouette and statement stripes with there unusually placement that accentuates the relaxed cut that hides a multitude of Winter’s sins. I guess ‘thinking outside of the box’ when it comes to Summer shirts isn’t the most clever thought after all, it pays off to be in the box.