By the time you’re reading this we are well into the spring season with the cold winter breeze on our tails.
It is right about this time our warbrobes start to change, putting away heavy fabric clothing and bringing out the mid to light fabric one, still need to hold on to a jean jacket or two for those brisk spring days. One article of clothing that you will be seeing around this time is the Henley.
This peculiar looking shirt is a must have in a Fit Man’s wardrobe. Next to the V-neck, this style of casual shirt is my favorite because of how it compliments the Fit Man’s physique..
What Is The Henley
Ok, let’s start with the basics. What is a henley? Simply put, picture a polo shirt with no color and there you have it. Just like a polo the most common henleys have 3-4 buttons going a quarter way down the shir from the neck. Rarely you’ll see a henley with a zipper.
Sleeve length vary from long sleeve to short sleeve to 3/4 sleeve. They can be worn year round using the right fabrics for the right season and can be part of a layering look or a standalone piece.
Benefit Of A Henley
1) Form fitting - typically these shirts are form fitting around the arms but loose on the body so as a fit man with some girth, this shirt will compliment your physique
2) Three Buttons - similar to the V-neck, the three button opening draws attention to your face also drawing attention to your top mid chest. This opening tends to reveal more that a normal v-neck so if your have been hitting those bench presses hard, this will show a little tease.
3) No collar - makes the opening around your neck a little wider showing more trapezoids than usual
Seems like every muscle man in Hollywood wears a Henley and for good reason.
So if you are going for the masculine, rugged, bad boy look,look no further than the henley. A spring/summer time must have that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. The polo, the v-neck and the crew neck all have a place in the Fit Man’s wardrobe but as the results of a recent poll i did on Facebook shows, there is a clear winner in casual shirts.