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There are certain essentials that should be part of every man’s closet and one of them is a great oxford shirt. A tailored, button-down shirt has the versatility of being worn with a fitted pair of trousers and a sports jacket for a dressier look, or with a pair of cargo shorts and flip flops for a more casual look.
At Mainline Menswear, expect to find some high quality pieces from Lyle and Scott, like its Oxford Shirt in turquoise. The turquoise color of this oxford is like the robin’s egg blue of turquoise stones in jewelry that are sought after for their pure blue composition. The color of the Lyle and Scott oxford is also a tone of blue that looks good on various skin tones because it is neither too pale nor too saturated a blue color, to not make your skin color look washed out.
Another quality that is very important in an oxford is the fabric. The Lyle and Scott button-down shirt is constructed of 100% cotton, which is not only important when it comes to having a shirt with a crisp, clean look about it, but also an all natural fiber shirt construction means that during the hot and humid days of summer, the Lyle and Scott turquoise oxford will not cling to your body like a synthetic fabric will, helping to keep you cool and dry.
The last detail that may not seem like a critical one, but a design houses’ logo can be part of why men and women shop for certain brands of clothing. The logo is sometimes the first thing that a person sees to identify with a particular designer. The Lyle and Scott oxford’s logo is a yellow eagle with a black outline, in flight. It is placed on the inner portion of the chest pocket and stands out in color contrast compared to the turquoise blue, but the size, placement, and the subject matter make it pleasing to the eye.
Dalvey, the fairly new Scottish luxury brand, has impressed me before with their merchandise. I recently got my hands on another slim-fit shirt of theirs – let’s see how this pink collared faired.
This fun and simple pink checkered shirt, is by far one of the best shirts I’ve worn this year – and the reason isn’t because someone sent it to me. First, the seams are clearly single-needled and therefore are simple and inconspicuous, which is essential for a sophisticated collared in my opinion. Second, unlike so many other shirts that bare the description, this Dalvey is truly slim fit and form fitting. This is the second shirt I’ve reviewed from them and both times the shirt fit perfectly.
More often than you think, there are pieces of clothing that bring up the question: “What were they thinking?” That is exactly what ran through my mind when I saw the Mantauk Hooded Shirt. I have been used to seeing men’s button down shirts with point collars or mandarin collars, but never one with a built-in hood – weird idea, Prolific 54.
The Mantauk Hooded Shirt comes in a dull blue cotton, has two pleated chest pockets, with wooden buttons down the placket and the shirt cuffs. The shirt itself is not very appealing, but the hood that cocoons your head and face makes it a fashion suicide. It looks like it stepped right out of an episode of “The Deadliest Catch.”