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Chambray striped shirt, a timeless casual chic classic

   

There are men’s shirts that interpret the latest menswear trends right from the get-go and others that are timeless with unmatched versatility due to their characteristics and can be worn across the years.


The striped shirt is an example, an extremely versatile garment to be worn at work and on more informal occasions, which, season after season, renews itself with different colour combinations, materials and details. For the spring/summer season the choice of fabric is light, fresh chambray, which was once strictly for work wear. A delicate slub is added to this unique weave, giving depth and texture to the characteristic stripes. A man’s shirt that is suitable for everyday use but at the same time is an effortlessly chic style icon often used by actors such as Paul Newman and Steve McQueen in the past.

That is why among the new casual business shirts of the Xacus spring/summer 2019 collection we have a series of striped shirts made in an exclusive Italian chambray. Hence the importance of using refined fabrics made by the well-known Cotonificio Albini, one of the leading cotton mills worldwide in terms of quality and patterns for shirt fabrics, is confirmed.


Soft chambray cloth is easy to match despite its distinctive stripes, which are, however, in nuanced shades. This open weave shirt, available in three different colours – red, blue, green and ocher – is an average tailored fit and, therefore, suits almost all body types. Those who normally wear a slim fit shirt could buy a smaller size than usual.

Single needle seams with 7 stitches per centimetre, mother-of-pearl shank buttons for a better hold and top quality adhesive tape are only some of the quality features that enhance this classic man’s shirt with a semi-soft spread collar, ideal for both casual and formal looks depending on whether it is worn with jeans or under the elegant jacket of a blue suit.


Bermuda shorts and a chambray shirt could prove to be the perfect choice for the beach in the middle of the day, while for your summer evenings we recommend you wear a pair of beige or khaki chinos with single or double front pleats.


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