Harry Styles, Haider Ackermann, Hedi Slimane… so many Hs with one thing in common: they all love short sleeved silk shirts. Bowling shirts, Hawaiian shirts, Camp shirts, Cocktail shirts...what's in a name? We call ours Camp shirts, but depending on how you style them, they will take you AM to PM, from Americano to Americano.
Printed on a neutral silk background this pattern has all the colours of a Scandinavian fjord - predominantly shades of duck and teal through to eau de nil, with dots of Charleston black.
Model wears size Medium. He is 6 ft.1,186 pounds (185 cms, 68 kilos).
SHOULDER WIDTH (CM)
BACK LENGTH FROM COLLAR (CM)
Note, these are the measurements of the garment taken lying flat.
SHAPE + DETAILING
This item is cut slightly oversized, we recommend taking your usual size to achieve the intended look.
This shirt is finished with french seams.
HOW IT WAS MADE
Our Belgravia silk satin print offers a luminously high-shine surface, with a drape and fluidity that's perfect for wearing directly against the skin. It was sourced from a storied London fabric emporium and is part of a collection - based on Richard Strauss’ Alpine Symphony - that was designed in-house, at their Studio in Soho.
This particular print draws inspiration from traditional Scandinavian knitting patterns, the geometrics forming a plaid similar to that of the national Swedish costume.
Using Woven Silk Greige imported from China, the fabric is prepared, printed and finished in Italy, by the group's Oekotex Certified print partners based near Como.
Each shirt has been individually cut, pieced and matched at our small production unit in Puglia, Italy. It costs more, it uses more fabric, but we think it’s worth it.
Is silk cruel and environmentally harmful?
Silk is one of the oldest fabrics known to man, remnants have been found in China that date to the neolithic period - 8,500 years ago. The Sustainable Apparel Coalition's Higg Index contention that silk is not sustainable, is unsubstantiated and seems highly unlikely. As for the animal cruelty proclaimed by ASOS and PeTA: All crop production kills caterpillars and silk does no more harm to caterpillars than the production of any other crop. Plenty more on this in our blog - but if you're feeling: TL;DR. no worries; you're good. Wear silk.
COMPOSITION + CARE
Dry Clean Only.
Fabric source - Italy
Button source - Australia
Print source - United Kingdom
Manufactured - Italy
*Please remember, each shirt was cut and sewn individually, so minor variations might occur.
All our photographs are shot in natural light, no pinning, no flash, no crafty illumination. Nobody lives in a photographic studio; how the clothes look in the pictures is how they are going to look on you. But as the light changes, colours appear to change slightly too.