It’s the start of a new year, the ideal time to simultaneously simplify and elevate your back-to-the-office style with these essential shirts
January is a time of resolutions, when we vow to shift a few pounds, tidy the house and sort out our closet. As the latter tends to create more space, it’s the perfect opportunity to upgrade your shirt collection with a few style essentials; the building blocks of a modern wardrobe you’ll be able to wear consistently throughout the year.
Like the Royal Oxford, our Royal Twill shirt is marked by several characteristics that make it an excellent staple for the office and beyond. Similarly durable and crease-resistant, Royal Twill has a fine yarn count that greatly enhances the softness of its finish and discernibility of its distinctive diagonal pattern. And it ages so beautifully that you are sure to keep wearing it for many years to come.
Our gleaming white Royal Oxford shirt is made from an open-weave fabric with spaces between the threads for breathability, and with lighter, finer threads than Thomas Pink’s regular Oxford fabric. On the aesthetic front, this means the shirt is softer, silkier and shinier, with an even more refined finish. It flourishes as a work and formal shirt because its slightly protruding yarns make it one of the most crease-resistant and easy-toiron cotton fabrics.
Striped shirts are great office staples for showing off some style and personality while remaining professional and sophisticated. Our poplin Bengal stripe shirt features a classic poplin weave for maximum comfort throughout the working day, as well as the recognisable 1/8-inch alternating stripe pattern, which has long been one of the most popular in the City, we imagine, for conveying a hint of “go-getter” attitude. Pairing this shirt with solid contrasting colours creates a striking look.
In crafting the fabric for our Ramses poplin shirt, our specialist Italian weavers marry the warp and weft in such a way as to ensure this fabric bursts with deep, rich colour when dyed, as in our pale blue version. The garment is made from the finest Egyptian cotton, famed for its softness and durability. It features our trademark cutaway collar, which moulds nicely to your neck, as well as our signature split yoke and offset sideseams, all of which contribute to a sleek fit. While it’s a smart workplace staple, it looks great on casual occasions too.
Our Pink end on end shirt offers some more variety in the colour department, and it is, like the Ramses poplin shirt, made from the highest-grade Egyptian cotton. End on end is a variant of poplin fabric in which white and coloured yarns alternate to create a subtle criss-cross pattern that affects a greater depth of colour and a stylish heathered texture. The pastel pink allows the shirt to seamlessly transition from an office environment to more smart-casual events. As with the shirts above, you need only undo one or two of the opalescent mother-ofpearl buttons, and you’re good to go.