Is there anything quite as versatile as a white shirt? From your black tie dinner to the smart casual Saturday afternoon coffee shop chill out. It looks great with a pair of jeans and shirt underneath, or simply a couple of open collar buttons with a blazer thrown over. If you want a shirt for any occasion, why choose any other?
These are all appropriate ways to wear your freshly ironed garment, but what else can you do with it? If you are a man, confident in style and void of criticism, then you can do just about whatever you want. Now If you were to trawl around various other blogs, they will tell you that you should adopt your white shirt this way and that, open, with a tie, any way conceivably imaginable. So what now? After every possible reincarnation for our light cotton friend has been tired, should we just get another shirt? Well, possibly, yes. However, there is one such way in which to fashion this garment that others are too scared to utter, for fear of being perceived as “old hat” or even “Kitsch”.
We however, are not scared. If you have the confidence then you could pull off this look so well that, once a trend resigned to the depths of 80’s nostalgia, can be pulled from the vaults and wrapped nicely around your waist, in such a casual fashion, people will wonder what is new with you. “Is that a new haircut?” one friend will ask, to which you can reply, “Look closer…” We are of course talking about the old wrap it around your waist trick. It has been years since the style conscious man has gone anywhere near such a style taboo. But it creates such a relaxed feel. It keeps it out of the way but accessible when needed and adds another dimension to standard jeans, creating extra layers and tones. If you have the poise then you have nothing to lose.