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The long and the short of it

There are some moves in fashion which are genius. Simple, but game changers.

For example, where a technical fabric, perhaps designed for boat sails, or car seats, can be modified to be used for water/windproof and hardwearing clothing. A weave too, can make all the difference, making non-stretch yarn have stretch capabilities.

But even more simple is the slight change of a traditional design which gives an item a whole new story.

Take the humble polo shirt, which was invented for tennis players, by a tennis player way back when they played in black and white. The fit slim, the weave a pique, a soft collar with a button up vent and short sleeves.

Add technicolour and advances in fabric technology to the mix and today, long sleeve jersey polo shirts are available. These look like a normal shirt as it is designed in a shirt style, however, they are much smarter than a polo shirt. Others have done similar over the years which have still tended to look ‘sporty’ or like the clothing that any Paul Weller fan would wear with stripes on the collar and cuffs.

There are some moves in fashion which are genius. Simple, but game changers.

For example, where a technical fabric, perhaps designed for boat sails, or car seats, can be modified to be used for water/windproof and hardwearing clothing. A weave too, can make all the difference, making non-stretch yarn have stretch capabilities.

 

But even more simple is the slight change of a traditional design which gives an item a whole new story.

Take the humble polo shirt, which was invented for tennis players, by a tennis player way back when they played in black and white. The fit slim, the weave a pique, a soft collar with a button up vent and short sleeves.

 

Add technicolour and advances in fabric technology to the mix and today, long sleeve jersey polo shirts are available. These look like a normal shirt as it is designed in a shirt style, however, they are much smarter than a polo shirt. Others have done similar over the years which have still tended to look ‘sporty’ or like the clothing that any Paul Weller fan would wear with stripes on the collar and cuffs.

We’ve opted to give ours a smooth jersey with a same colour vent and buttons, to keep the look sleek. Available in navy, sky blue and bottle green, try them out in these outfit suggestions.

  1. Navy long sleeve polo shirt with navy trousers and a navy bomber jacket for a works do
  2. Sky blue long sleeve polo shirt with olive trousers and gilet also in olive green for a boys night
  3. Bottle green long sleeve polo with pale grey suit for date night. Trust me. This colour combo is awesome.

In all cases brown footwear works well. Add your own touches with a scarf or cravat too.

We’ve opted to give ours a smooth jersey with a same colour vent and buttons, to keep the look sleek. Available in navy, sky blue and bottle green, try them out in these outfit suggestions.

  1. Navy long sleeve polo shirt with navy trousers and a navy bomber jacket for a works do
  2. Sky blue long sleeve polo shirt with olive trousers and gilet also in olive green for a boys night
  3. Bottle green long sleeve polo with pale grey suit for date night. Trust me. This colour combo is awesome.

In all cases brown footwear works well. Add your own touches with a scarf or cravat too.

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