While most people are whiling away the hours hunting for a perfect winter jacket, I, already ahead of the game, am searching for sophisticated shirts to layer beneath. After all, what’s the point in a snazzy new coat if you can’t back it up with an equally appealing shirt, top or knit? Alexander McQueen are offering just this – a sleek, brooding, pure cotton shirt perfect for any trendy London bar.
The shirt fuses many winter themes within. The interweaving abstract ivy vines evoke the image of snowfall, with the contrasting white leaves further accentuating this theme. The on trend blue background to the topiary accentuates the aforementioned image of a dark, crisp winter night.
The eye should be drawn to the ivy design and nothing else, so keeping the palette fairly dark when wearing this shirt is a must. I’d say matching the shirt with dark, fitted trousers and tucking in the shirt is the best way to pull off a casual yet sleek look. However, leaving the shirt out will add subtle definition through the shirt’s curved hemlines and fishtail back.
As I mentioned before, it’s important to find outerwear to match layers below, so why not start by finding an equally elegant coat to match this abstract McQueen shirt found at Farfetch.