Button Up in the Best Menswear Shirts
If ‘clothes maketh the man’, dressing in a shirt from Liberty is your ticket to sartorial greatness. Showcasing the one to wear and all the styling tips and tricks you’ll need, here’s Off the Cuff, our guide to the shirt of the moment
Liberty’s shirts are nothing short of iconic. Expertly tailored and emblazoned in an array of meticulously hand-painted prints, you only have to glance at one for the briefest of moments to know instantly that it hails from our legendary London emporium. This month’s pick of the best menswear shirts - Liberty’s Saxon Cotton Twill Button-Down, £175 - is no exception. A statement shirt for statement makers, if you're among the most style-obsessed and dandyish, it’s one you’ll want to have in both your workwear rotation and capsule of going out out shirts.
Cut for a flattering, new-and-improved fit (trust us, it feels as good as it looks), it's constructed from durable 185gsm cotton twill and adorned all-over in a hypnotic geometric pattern, so stands to prove that a Liberty shirt is never plain, never boring and never just a shirt. After all, for decades, style icons including Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix have all considered them the ones to wear.
Note from the Design Studio:
“They’re bold, richly coloured, packed with our heritage and refuse point blank to go out of fashion,” says Mary-Ann Dunkley, Design Director of Liberty Fabrics and Products. “They delight and surprise with their incredible ability to make enchanting hand-painted artworks - the ones our in-house team of highly skilled designers create - come to life,” she adds, alluding to how each Liberty shirt echoes Oscar Wilde’s proclamation that “one should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.”
How to Style:
For a work-to-weekend look, the kind that’ll look just as good when worn to the office as it does on an end-of-week getaway, layer this shirt (half-buttoned) over Homme Plisse by Issey Miyake’s Core Mock Neck Long Sleeve T-Shirt, £225, a tonal piece that’ll add texture and depth. Below, look to Han Kjøbenhavn’s Single Suit Trousers, £215; tailored for a straight-leg, this slick pair are as flattering as the shirt and will couple with pretty much anything in your wardrobe, so there’s really nothing not to like about them. But before you head out the door, slip into A.P.C.’s Tom Jacket, £710. Crafted from faux suede for a boxy fit, this aviator jacket is a timeless piece that will transcend the trends, so is well worth making space in your wardrobe for.
Shop the Look:
As Liberty has reshaped its shirting, this updated classic is slim-fit in cut, so expect it to be comfy yet flattering. Opt for your usual size.