GOING-OUT SHIRTS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON
Words: C. Saramowicz
Party season is officially upon us, and with it comes the chance to pull out all the stops. Though it may be tempting to play it safe and go for your usual get-up, sometimes the occasion calls for something a bit more fun. Enter the going-out (or party) shirt, a vibrant addition to your wardrobe that is sure to lift your party look.
When we say going-out shirts, we’re referring to patterned, silky options that aren’t necessarily part of your daily look. They’re a bit more refined than your average cotton shirt, and are great for parties, dinners and any other event you want to inject more fun into.
Prints this confident are all about drawing attention to your upper half. If you’re feeling particularly bold, go for a tight print that contrasts well and really stands out against the background. Remember to pair with a solid trouser colour like our tailored fit moleskin ones, as too much print will make the outfit appear busy. Wear under plain suiting or drop the jacket and flaunt the shirt on its own. Our take is handprinted in Italy and inspired by geometric architecture that gives it a unique and striking look.
There’s nothing quite like the classic combination of black and white. Add a funky abstract print in the mix and you’ve got a shirt that’s ready for a party, as seen on Adam Thomas. Printed in Italy on a fluid, soft fabric with a gentle drape, our abstract shirt feels fresh and modern all while keeping a classic tailored fit. Bold monochrome prints offer an arty aesthetic, particularly if they are distorted or give the appearance of irregular brush strokes, like our take.
Though neutral tones are always a good idea, a pop of colour can really add depth to an outfit. If you’re hesitant to go bright, choose a muted version of a colour you like to soften the look.
Tie dye has had a recent resurgence, and for good reason; originally popularised in the 1970s, modern versions feature slightly softer lines and colours. Our take has exactly that, taking a deep autumnal burgundy colour in various tones and letting them gently blur into each other. Like our other party shirts, it’s crafted from a drapey, sustainable viscose for louche evening appeal. Combine with a pair of drawstring trousers for a more relaxed look.