A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post for our blog friend Menswear Style all about patterned shirts, and more in particular Magnum PI being a Major 2013 Style Icon. This caused some interesting feedback on both their site, and our Facebook page with patterned shirts being very much like the proverbial Marmite – you either love them or hate them.
This season at Mainline Menswear you’ll find a whole host of brands jumping on the printed or patterned shirt trend with Anerkjendt, Humor, Original Penguin, Penfield, Diesel, Ted Baker, Lacoste Live and the guys that have been doing it well for a few years now – Paul Smith. The prices of these vary severely depending on materials, colours, prints and brand, it all really is a matter of personal choice and preference. But to make that decision process a little easier I have picked my top five patterned shirts for you to look at.
1) My personal favourite, purely because of the quirkiness of the pattern and design. The Haze shirt from Humor features a wax crayon effect selection of children’s drawings in a very vivid and stick like manor. Priced at £45 this shirt doesn’t break the bank, and will definitely be a talking point among your friends.
2) The second has caused a stir on Facebook when it was launched as the print shirt from Lacoste Live is VERY visual and captures a summer’s worth of activities perfectly. Priced at £75 it’s not the cheapest, but you are getting quality from Lacoste Live at Mainline Menswear.
3) New England outerwear brand Penfield have really begun to put more thought and on trend designs into their clothing range, and their patterned palm shirt in blue is right on trend. Button collar, palm tree print over beach and see designs and the Penfield logo this £55 shirt would be a great addition.
4) Diesel have taken their occasional seasonal quirks from their clothing and have but this into their short sleeved Denmonza shirt. White, blue patches and various blue and grey leaves and plants make up the eye catching pattern for this £70 shirt from the top Italian young fashion brand.
5) Finally I had to add a long sleeve patterned shirt for those who don’t like a short sleeve shirts. The Anerkjendt Regin shirt has a large button collar, breast pocket, wooden buttons and a range of colour parrot prints across the entire shirt. Anerkjendt is the brand to be seen in this season, so view their range now.