I like shirts that have a little something extra.Â This goes all the way back to high school for me and is probably a reflection of the era and its fashions (no, I’m not telling, so figure it out for yourself). Â Nothing can flatter a guy quite like a great shirt, and whether it’s an exceptional fabric, unique design, or a perfectly cut shape, nothing stands out from the crowd and in the memory quite like that little something extra. Â These new shirts by designer Flugel Flasheart of FF Menswear are simple and classic in design, all the better to show off what really puts them over the top–their sumptuous satin cloth texture. Â Even on the deep black shirt I’m wearing here, the rich folds in the fabric seem to gleam in the light, and the texturing captures the way satin really flows and moves without sharply wrinkling. Â This is impressive, beautifully realistic fabric artwork–it’s no wonder Flugel says these shirts are already so wildly popular that he has released additional colors.
Also available now in blue, green and red as well as black, the shirts include both tucked and untucked versions. Â Above you see me in the tucked shirt in black; here you see the blue untucked version.
I’ve paired these shirts with the pants from Shai Delacroix’s High Roller suit, but they would look equally great with your favorite, simply textured dressy slacks. Â If you put one of these shirts together with jeans, I’d advise dressy shoes to make it clear that you’re dressing the jeans up and not dressing the shirt down. Â My favorite men’s dress shoes these days are Fallingwater Cellardoor’s “City Walk” shoes, available at Shiny Things (Shiny Falls?171, 182, 37). Â They’re beautiful enough to wear with any suit, yet simple and classic enough that you can wear them with jeans, cords or khakis and not look like you’re over-compensating.
And there’s your Fashion Tip of the Day.Â
These shirts are available for L$100 each at FF Menswear (Morrison 38, 153, 89).