Silk shirts. They are a luxurious touch, are they not? The smooth threads produce a slippery sheen that is hard to top in terms of tactile pleasure. That same compactness makes it dense, and so hangs off the shoulders nicely and lends the sensation of weight and luxuriousness.
Bringing a slice of summery sophistication to your wardrobe, no wardrobe item balances comfort and elegance quite like a silk shirt. Just see the affinity style icons like Harry Styles have shown for the silk shirt when touring the US earlier this year — the star is rarely seen on stage without a half-buttoned colourful take, or one that just so happens to perfectly frame his inked torso. A silhouette that easily straddles the worlds of formality and chic resort wear, we often find ourselves lying awake at night thinking, is there anywhere the silk shirt cannot go?
Truth is, probably not. Silk shirts embody that all-important high-low balance that’s now so coveted in menswear. It can be dapper for dinner, it can be formal when layered under a suit and donned for work (or WFH), and it can even pivot as a pyjama (you heard it here first). Question is: will you ever take it off?
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