SS14 Menswear Trends: The best textured shirts

This is my 200th blog post, woop! 
Thank you to everyone that reads my ramblings, here's to the next 200.

An emerging and key trend this Spring/Summer for Menswear shirts is texture. The cloth and weave of the shirt are taking a precedence with an emphasis being placed on the feel and surface of the fabric. The cut of the shirt remains classic so the fabric is allowed to speak for itself. I've picked some of my favourite pieces from the high street to higher end to showcase the trend. 

First up, a very unique and interesting design on this shirt from Norse Projects. Different coloured threads seem to "float" across the surface of the fabric, being tacked down by tiny white stitches. It really makes this shirt something special and the neutral colours means it will go with a lot of other colours in your wardrobe.

From the brand that brought you the bloggers favourite "Brooklyn Parle Francais" sweatshirt comes a slightly less streetwear orientated piece in the form of this lovely summer shirt. The base is a cotton Oxford Weave and it features all over flower embroidery. 

Brooklyn We Go Hard Lys Flower Shirt £115 available from End Clothing 

I like the large open weave of this Dr Denim shirt, it's pretty bold yet the pastel red and white colours really tone it down and make it perfect for Summer. A classic fit with a patch pocket.

For something a little subtler try this short sleeve shirt by Folk Clothing. With blue stab stitch stripes running across the body in various widths and a welted breast pocket it's a shirt that has a lot more to it than meets the eye. 

A strong blue base colour, this shirt slightly reminds me of Japanese pottery (I don't know why?!) With coconut buttons and short sleeves this is a great shirt for the warmer months. 

Ok so maybe Grey isn't the most Spring like colour but I like how expensive this shirt looks from Topman. A classic fit and shape, it's a shirt that will see you through Spring right through to Winter. It's the twist of the yarn (a mix of black and white thread) which gives this shirt it's unusual texture. 

Last but by no means least is this rather amazing Edwin Shirt. Ironically this shirt is called the "Simple Dobby shirt" but it's got every sort of pattern, weave, colour and texture going on so if you're brave with your fashion choices then it's the perfect wardrobe addition.

Which one of the shirts is your favourite? Will you be dipping into this trend (or have you already?)

Thanks for reading!


  1. wooo 200th well done! keep 'em coming. I love shirts like this, really into patterns that aren't loud and these all have subtle tones and colours. I'd actually wear every single shirt here, you could style me up pretty well I think! my fav is probably the Edwin one or the BWGH, was never into their jumpers but the rest of their stuff is really great.

    Buckets & Spades

  2. The Edwin is my favourite! x Izzy x