Here here for Henleys!: Celebrating a Casual Staple
If the first thing that comes to mind upon mention of a henley is classic rock legend Don Henley of The Eagles, I congratulate you on your musical literacy. Yet the henley is also a classic shirt style of practically legendary proportions, one less associated with “Life in the Fast Lane” than, say, boat rowing, a popular activity in Henley-on-Thames, the town for which the shirt is named. So to bring your fashion literacy up to the grand heights of your musical literacy, here’s the lowdown on henleys: they’re essentially T-shirts with a couple of buttons at the neck and no collar. They’re casual basics for guys that refuse to make a political statement via the position of their shirt necks, thus taking the high road in the popped collar v. anti-popped collar wars that have sullied Facebook groups since the inception of the social networking platform. Here are a few fine henley specimens to row row row your boat away from the collar row.
Stripe Henley Sweater
A fantastic blue and white to rival spring skies.
Converse by John Varvatos Short Sleeve Eyelet Henley
A bit of understated rock edge from the 2000 CDFA winner.
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About TracyOneill Tracy is a freelance writer based out of Brooklyn obsessed with nutritional supplements, mediocre music, audacious (to put it politely) apparel, literary giants, and perfecting the fine art of the Sunday Bloody Mary.