Henley Shirts Aren't Underwear, Anymore

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Technically, henleys are underwear, but men began wearing them more as t-shirts in the ‘70s and the look is reaching new high points. These days we’re seeing them worn more and more as alternatives to v-neck and crewneck tees.

We can thank countless generations of lumberjacks and mountain men for infusing the lowly undershirt with so much rugged manliness. I’m talking sex appeal in three seconds flat–a second per button. It’s now at the point where the very sight of an unbuttoned placket is enough to make a crowd of fascinated onlookers heat up. To reap those rewards, all you have to do is have a decent arm muscle and undo a few buttons.

 
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THE ONES TO GET

 
 

I’m wearing a henley shirt from GAP, Abercrombie & Fitch pants, Lacoste sneakers, Daniel Wellington watch and a varsity jacket from Forever21

I’m wearing a henley shirt from GAP, Abercrombie & Fitch pants, Lacoste sneakers, Daniel Wellington watch and a varsity jacket from Forever21


AND NOW, A HENLEY STYLING LESSON FROM TOM FORD

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The henley’s sex appeal doesn’t have to be about unbuttoning to your sternum. When styling yours, layer one under a button-down shirt (or even another henley) then tug at the collars and hems until you get that care-free Tom Ford look you see here.

 

 

I hope this look inspires you to hang up your crewnecks and v-necks and play around with henleys. As always, if you have any questions about this look or any other look on the blog, remember that you can ask me anything in the comments below. Have a great day and don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter to get Reyal Fashion sent straight to your inbox.