I was just introduced to henley shirts mid last year. I admit, I had no idea what the rest of the staff were talking about when we first received our Alternative Apparel henleys. I tried to play it cool, but when I saw the shirts, I clued in, â€œOhhhh, those things!â€
Like myself, we still have a lot of people come through the store that have no idea what a henley is. Hopefully this post helps iron the details out (but donâ€™t iron these ones).
In hindsight, theyâ€™re all around us and hardly anybody pays notice. When celebrity style bloggers breakdown a shot per clothing piece, the henley is often skipped. But its inclusion is what separates them from another person who uses a crew or v-neck instead. And they look really good on their own.
Think of it this way: a collared polo shirt can be considered a little formal at times. Remove the collar and youâ€™re instantly different in the ocean of golf shirts, and much more casual looking too.
Henley shirts are fashionable yet very masculine â€“ a rugged edge that can be paired with almost anything. Wear it under a blazer or vest (puffy or suit vest), under a rolled-up dress shirt, or even on its own.
The new organic & distressed Alternative Apparel henley shirts (seen at the top) are $90, solid or striped. The original henley shirts are available for $45 each.