Debit cards at the ready. All Saints Spitalfields, known for it’s popular take on the latest fashion, has released a shirt that ticks all of the right boxes for spring 2012. This is a shirt for an effortlessly dapper man who rates comfort just as highly as style. So, what is it that will have men nationwide wide scrambling?
The epitome of casual cool, the AllSaints Flight Denim Shirt takes the convention of a formal button down and offsets it with a heavily bleached sparrow print and corduroy detailing, for an altogether vintage feel. The powder blue colouring pushes the shirt head and shoulders above the rest of the printed shirts we have seen of late, subtly nodding to the pastel trend that is going to be huge in the coming months.
With the cherry blossoms blooming and the morning birds singing their tune louder than ever, the bird print could not be any more appropriate. Printed shirts were seen all over the SS12 catwalks – from Jonathan Saunders to Christopher Shannon – and with our little feathered friends ringing in the warmer weather, it would be plain rude not to pay them homage.
Needless to say, the ingenuity does not stop here. Designed with a fresh take on blasé dressing, the 100% cotton printed denim clashes with the corduroy collar – a beautiful blend of textures that makes it a real stand out piece. The quirky collar helps transform the shirt into traditional a denim dress up, offering the wearer versatility and the ability to transition from flippant frolicking to business talk quicker than one can say “cord”.
Easy to style, the Flight Denim Shirt can be paired with neutral chinos and leather to give it that rough and tumble edge, or for the nautical enthusiasts among us, with chino shorts, deck shoes and a blazer. Want to be even more low-key? Leave the shirt unbuttoned with a plain vest underneath and pair it with no-fuss plimsolls – effortless style at it’s finest.