The winters are cold here in Fort Wayne, so undoubtedly you need several layers to keep warm. But layering isn’t always as easy as piling on a few different shirts. You have to combine complementary fabrics and prints.
This is why Christopher James Menswear loves Monterey, California-based designer Robert Talbott, who makes a line of sport shirts that are perfect for layering. Keep a few of these in your closet and you won’t even have to think about what goes with what.
Robert Talbott sport shirts come in a variety of subdued prints and solid colors—navy, olive, gray, plum, and others. Most are 100% cotton, and natural fabrics are the best insulators.
Top one of these bad boys with a zip-up cashmere sweater (also an excellent insulator—lightweight and impossibly warm), and you are ready to spend a weekend in a chalet in the Swiss Alps (or on your couch in Fort Wayne, either one).
If it is casual Friday at the office, wear one of Robert Talbott’s sport shirts under a V-neck sweater and accessorize with a Robert Talbott tie (also a great product from this designer).
Just remember: when you layer, choose one print or brighter color, and pair it with a solid, or neutral color. The patterned garment should be the bottom layer, generally. Also–and maybe this goes without saying–layering is a more casual look, so it’s best to avoid shiny fabrics and anything that is overly formal.
Come into Christopher James Menswear and we will help you pick a few things out.