The humble white t-shirt has become a wardrobe staple for men, worn with a pair of chinos or jeans on a weekend, under a suit to dress down the two-piece or with a pair of shorts on holiday. However this versatile and democratic piece of clothing began life as underwear worn by Navy men in the 1910s and later, the white cotton jersey crew-neck became standard military issue in World War II. I have countless white t-shirts as I find myself turning to them in my hour of wardrobe needs – they simply work with everything. During the Easter weekend, I went to Greenwich for the Tall Ships Festival, explore the Royal Observatory and the beautiful yet now decommissioned Royal Naval College. This one is from Won Hundred, a Danish brand which I bought in Copenhagen’s premier department store Illum after seeing it on a guy in Nørrebro, bounding up to him and asking where it was from. I was drawn to the cut, the soft texture and unusual rolled hems that has made this simple wardrobe item a striking piece of Danish design. Worn with a pair of black jeans – these are ACNE – and a pair of white leather sneakers – these are from Office – the look was understated and perfect for a lazy weekend in London whilst nodding to the casual monochrome Scandi trend that is not going away anytime soon.
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