The Pick: The wide stripe shirt perfect for power dressing

Looking to make a bold statement? Look no further…

In the last few weeks alone, we’ve sung the praises of wide stripe shirts. But, now September is looming large, and work is starting proper after a long summer of casual wear and shorter hours, it’s time to take this bold vertical pattern back into the office. And who better to tailor the perfect stripes around you than famed Jermyn Street shirtmakers Turnbull & Asser?

The Pick: The wide stripe shirt perfect for power dressing

Handmade in the brand’s Gloucester factory using hand-worked sewing machines operated by seamstresses, this blue shirt comes with vivid red stripes to ensure you cut a bold swathe through the boardroom. Cut from the highest quality cotton, the shirt is finished with ethically-sourced mother of pearl buttons which are thermally fused to ensure they never loosen with wear. And, to add aesthetic and functional precision, two branded stays are inserted into the collar to keep it looking sharp.

With double-cuffs, this regular fit shirt is undoubtedly one made for the office, but only if you make sure your tie matches the stripe. There’s nothing worse than choosing a tie to compliment your outfit when the colour isn’t echoed anywhere else. As such, go for a red, and ensure the tie isn’t too wide – you’re not Gordon Gekko. Finish with a navy suit and matching pocket square and you’ll have the perfect smart, but rakish, office look.

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