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    1 Piece, 3 Ways: Short Sleeve Henley

    31st July 2013

    The henley is a game changer.

    It’s more than a tee, and it just feels rugged and worldly. It could be because I have literally never seen a Hemsworth not wearing a henley, so in my mind it’s an Australian thing. Australians = rugged

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    Both of them. Always.

    While the long sleeve henley is a tried and true staple, it’s not quite weather appropriate right now. Sooo, why not try out the short sleeve look? It’s still got the most important part of the shirt (the buttons) and it’s just as versatile as the long sleeve version.

    So, now that you desperately want to rock this hot piece of cloth, here’s a few ways you can style it:

    Lead Singer of an Indie Band

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    Henley: Collective, $92; Jacket: United Colors of Bennetton, $123; Pants: United Colors of Bennetton, $111; Shoes: Allen Edmonds, $230; Belt: Columbia, $28

    In honor of this week’s OOTW, why not try it with a suit? To me, this look says movie premiere OR hella cool boss. It’s alternative dressy, and probably goes well with an air of quiet confidence.

    Paparazzi? No Problem.

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    Pants: Saturdays, $96; Shirt: Old Navy, $15; Shoes: SeaVees, $98

    Why not wear a bunch of basics that are slightly enhanced? Upgrade to colored chinos, clean up your sneaks, and switch out the regular tee for a henley. It’s basically the recipe for how to look good without really trying anything new or unusual.

    For us regular folk, this is the perfect outfit to wear running errands as not to get embarrassed when you run into literally everyone you know.

    Red Carpet Cool

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    Jeans: Uniqlo, $50; Henley: Gap, $22; Vest: River Island, $42; Shoes: Cole Haan, $140

    The vest + henley duo says I’m interesting without being obnoxious. You probably lived in another country for long enough to be mistaken as a local, and were definitely in a band.  Or you’re a silver screen hottie.

    Don’t forget us when you become an international sex symbol! Well, at least don’t forget the henley.

    Tell Us:

    How would you style the short sleeve henley?

    • brianmo95

      I have a thing for Henley’s also and they have a thing for me. Haha. I feel like they’re the most comfortable shirts I own and would probably wear one everyday if I could.

    • TJ

      Henleys are some of my go to casual shirts in the fall. I’ve got one short sleeve one but I don’t wear it too often.
      Now you’ve got me thinking about fall, can’t wait. Favorite time of year.

      • http://www.stylegirlfriend.com Style Girlfriend

        I’m a little disturbed that we’re thinking about fall, but yes, it’s on my mind too!

        • TJ

          It’s so hot outside that its hard not to think about cooler days ahead. I just wish I lived in a place that got colder in the fall.

      • gabi meyers

        Samesies to Fall being your favorite!

        • TJ

          How can it not be your favorite. Sweaters, pea coats, boots, pumpkin flavored everything and fall beer. And it’s college football season, the best time of the year.

          • Dan

            Shut up. Just shut up. You had me at fall beer and college football…. You had me at fall beer and college football…

            • TJ

              31 days! Well at least for my team.

          • Tod C

            And the English Premier League starts up again too. I have been reduced to watching cricket without the footie on.

            Already looking forward to breaking out the tweeds and wool again.

    • WideEyesTWBlog

      I really dig all of these outfits, except for the vest. I think the unbottoned vest over a tee-shirt is kind of sloppy looking, and reminds of something Robert Pattinson might have worn, Twighlight era. That said, the rest of the looks are spot-on. Does anyone have any in-person experience with suiting from United Colors of Bennetton? That’s a pretty darn good price for a khaki jacket if it holds up to standards.

      Personally, I rock a short-sleeved henley all the time in the summer. I just can’t bring myself to go out in a plain tee, and the henley gives me the same comfort while letting me feel like I put a little more thought/effort into the outfit. I wear it most often just plain with jeans, or under a lightweight summer blazer.

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      • Enrique Ollero

        If you’re in the market for a good khaki jacket, check out this Docker’s 3 button blazer at Nordstrom: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/dockers-three-button-blazer/3537609?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=dockers(r)_three_button_blazer:921860&cm_pla=jacket/sportcoat:men:blazer&cm_ven=Google_Product_Ads&mr:referralID=6943610e-f9f8-11e2-9389-001b2166c62d
        I just ordered one and it’s great. Fits like a glove, breathes great, and cut a little short for a nice modern look.

        As for the unnecessary vest, I like it on this type of outfit. A vest over a button front shirt looks terribly sloppy when not buttoned. But over a tee or a henley I think it looks fine. In fact I think buttoning it might make it look ever more superfluous.

        • WideEyesTWBlog

          Thanks for the rec! I agree, I think the vest buttoned up would be even worse, and it’s not horrible as is, just not my cup of tea. Definitely going to check out that jacket though.

          • Enrique Ollero

            Also don’t be deceived by the photo on the website, the blue version is much more of a powder blue than the slate blue they show online. That being said, I still really want the blue one, too!

            • http://www.stylegirlfriend.com Style Girlfriend

              thanks for the recco, Enrique!

    • Enrique Ollero

      Big fan of the short sleeve henley. I mostly wear those or basic slub v’s when I’m not wearing a collared shirt. And I love all these looks, Gabi. Great stuff! And hello Cole Haan grey wingtips. I’ve been looking for a pair of grey shoes and I think I just found ‘em.

      • gabi meyers

        Thanks Enrique! Glad I could help :)

    • http://www.google.com/ Adam

      #1 – I love the suit and henley color choices with the Allen Edmonds Strands, but I’d swap the belt for a matching AE belt. That Columbia belt just looks off, IMHO. Still not sure about the “t-shirt henley with a suit” look though..(http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF74011_1_40000000001_-1)

      #2 – I dig it, a lot. The darker red pants pop without screaming lobster (I’m looking at you, Bonobos).

      #3 – Love the blue/grey t-shirt henley; Hate the unbuttoned vest, skinny jeans, and pebbled leather wingtips with teal soles. Just looks like a One Direction or Robert Pattinson look – sloppy, not stylish. In my opinion, I’d have opted for a really lightweight black or navy blazer (BR or Lanvin), a pair of dark/raw selvedge denim jeans (Gustin?), and a pair of grey suede wingtips (Billy Reid) to up your shoe game. Adds that smooth, casual – yet clean and trim – look to your red carpet.

      • gabi meyers

        but I like how One Direction dresses…..

        • http://www.google.com/ Adam

          Hey Girl, it’s ok. You’ll grow out of it one day and find a real man.

          • http://www.stylegirlfriend.com Style Girlfriend

            Wow, @gabimeyers:disqus, you just got “hey girl’d”

            you’ve really made it now.

    • kellen owenby

      Take off that vest. You look like Aladdin.

      • gabi meyers

        Orrr a Hemsworth :)

        • http://www.stylegirlfriend.com Style Girlfriend

          You guys are amazing. Nice digging

      • gabi meyers

        Orr a Hemsworth :)

    • Matt M

      Henleys are my go-to shirt nowadays. I wore v-necks for years and now I pretty much wear henleys exclusivey if I’m not wearing a button down or polo. Love them. Have a few from J Crew and American Apparel that are my favorites. Actually wore a white henley with maroon chinos, blue blazer, and walnut AE strands (sans socks) to a movie premier I presented the other month. Cool, casual, but put together.

      • gabi meyers

        That outfit sounds like #OOTW material!!

        • Matt M

          I have a number of ideas that I’ve been wanting to submit. Just no one to take the photos.

          • http://www.stylegirlfriend.com Style Girlfriend

            I bet you’d be surprised at how many lady friends would be more than happy to help if you asked them

            • Matt M

              Megan, would you please take a few pictures of me for the OOTW? I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

            • http://www.stylegirlfriend.com Style Girlfriend

              :) That was great practice Matt!

            • DanPatrickFlores

              Can’t blame a guy for trying :)

    • Junior

      I like when people can pull of short sleeves sans collar with a suit, and the suit in the first look is dynamite. However , does anyone else feel weird wearing a coat over short sleeves? The silk lining feels strange on bare skin

      • http://www.stylegirlfriend.com Style Girlfriend

        I wouldn’t have even thought of that! Will be curious to hear others chime in here

        • Tod C

          I don’t mind the feel but it is weird to me not have the 1/2 of cuff peeking out the bottom. Having said that I do it in the summer all of the time and no one seems to be bothered by it.

          BTW thanks for the Henley article – I was planning on branching out into them for fall layering.

      • DanPatrickFlores

        Yeah, it feels weird for me too. Luckily, I have plenty of long-sleeve henleys

      • Baxter

        I sometimes wear a jacket over polos to work. I got over that feeling of the lining on my arms. Now I kind of like it. It feels a lot cooler with the extra ventilation. The aesthetic thing that was harder for me to get over was not seeing a nice crisp shirt cuff coming out of the bottom of the sleeves. But hey: it’s a rule-breaking, casual take on the jacket so what the heck?

      • Tom Allan

        I sometimes wear a short sleeved shirt under my uniform jacket in court as with the jacket (heavy wool) always buttoned up with a tie is a bit warm.

      • http://thisisderric.tumblr.com/ Derric

        I wear non/partially lined sport jackets over short sleeves often (plain/patterned t-shirts, polos, short-sleeved henleys) and never minded it. I rather like it, really.

        • gabi meyers

          Great advice Derric!

    • http://www.kinowear.com/ Nicolas – Kinowear

      Hi Megan,
      I’ve never really like the Henley so far but I will try to include one to my wardrobe now.
      If I may comment on the outfits, I feel like the waistcoat is not spontaneous enough. It always looks a bit “try hard”, in my opinion. Regarding to the first outfit, I think one bright color would really enhance the overall result.

      Nicolas

    • Kevin Schaaf

      Personally, I’m just not a fan of the Henley (short- or long-sleeved). To me, it’s the not-too-distant cousin of a thermal undershirt; acceptable around a campfire, but that’s about it.

      • http://www.stylegirlfriend.com Style Girlfriend

        I can understand that pov!

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