For a man, fashion is a strange and confusing concept. Look good without trying to look good. No that’s silly. Look good without looking like you tried to look good. Ah ha! Male fashion for the average man. No one wants to be the over-dresser in the group. Worse than the guy who wear’s a sports coat and a tie to a backyard barbecue, there is the guy who dresses like a peacock: bedazzled, scarf-ed, and layered beyond recognition.
Glenn O’Brien is one of my favorite writers and is the ‘Style Guy’ for GQ. O’Brien looks at fashion as an opportunity to have some fun, show personality, and put off a good image of yourself. However, not all of us can command a wardrobe like he can and some of our guy ‘friends’ can be pretty relentless when you wear capris to a football tailgate. What’s a progressive man caught in rudimentary times to do?
Introduce the Henley. The Henley lies at the point of impact where masculinity meets style. The result of this cataclysmic collide is a fitted t-shirt that unbuttons at the throat to create a sophisticated look void of any genitalia-shrinking-type issues (like issues that would arise from wearing a light blue button down with a bedazzled fleur-de-lis on the back).
Long sleeve in the winter and fall, short sleeve in the summer and spring, you can wear a Henley during any season. Have some fun, show some personality, don’t embarrass yourself.