Shirt Guide | Show Your Stripes

A great alternative to the plain shirt without going too overboard.

Making a change to your work attire might not be as simple as first thought, the suits need to be plain and of a classic colour. We still need to tick certain boxes, unless we’re the boss or freelancer.

Everyone likes to wear something new, it gives a little confidence boost when people comment or notice and the easiest way to transform our look is by swapping our shirts. making the change from the regular plain shirts can have quite an effect.

The thought of a patterned shirt can seem daunting to some but there is middle ground in the form of a striped shirt. Still smart, still stylish but it adds something different.

We’ve picked a few examples of some of the stripe shirts available.

Gant The Broadcloth Banker Stripe Shirt

The true classic in striped shirts, the iconic shirt. Worn with a navy plain suit you can’t go wrong. Wear it with a smart plain tie or keep it more casual without.

Gant TP Seersucker Stripe Shirt

Give your stripe shirt a Summer vibe with a seersucker fabric. Designed to be a more casual than formal shirt these look fantastic under a linen blazer or a lighter coloured suit. No need for a tie but still fine for that boardroom meeting.


The final couple are slightly more bold, the first is a bright stripe from Fynch Hatton that adds a whole host of colour. The second is from Giordano and features a striking flamingo pattern with a subtle stripe to the background. Worn at that upcoming garden party these will certainly make a splash.

Hopefully this has given you a few ideas. To view our full patterned shirt collection have a look online.

Spring Collection From Gant

Last week we have the delivery of all deliveries, boxes everywhere. It was all in the name of Spring collections arriving. At this time of year we’re getting new stuff arriving everyday. We’re getting it online and in the shops as quickly as we can and showing you as much as we can.

Today’s showing is the Spring Collection From Gant. So far we’ve just had the first two deliveries with another two arriving towards Easter.

Gant Sunbleached Rugger LS Polo

During this time of year transitional pieces are key, so whilst it’s not quite polo shirt weather it is certainly long polo shirt weather. This sunbleached look works well with jeans and then shorts when the sun makes an appearance.

Gant Windblown Oxford Panels Shirt

Gant are know for their shirts. You know exactly what you’re getting, a classic fitting very well made shirt. This year they celebrate their 70th year so they know what they’re doing. This one is a real stand out from the collection.

Gant Slim Satin Chinos

Gant trousers are one of our most popular categories, once people have worn Gant chinos they tend not to change to anything else. Well made, perfectly fitting and just the right weight.

These are the Gant seasonal chinos, they have a slightly slimmer fit and are the ideal colour for walks along the beach as the sunsets.

To see the full Spring Collection From Gant have a little look online.


R2 Westbrook Spring Shirts

Patterned shirts are one of the main things that people have come to expect from us. Our local customers like to come in as soon as we get them so that they don’t miss out.

With the better weather here, even if it is just for this week, it has signaled new deliveries and one that has just arrived is the R2 Westbrook Spring Shirts. They’re one of our most popular brands, a young Dutch company who use stunning fabrics and a fit that suits most people.

Here are a few of our favourite designs.

R2 Westbrook WSP.052 Bicycle Print Shirt Blue

R2 Westbrook Men's WSP.052 Bicycle Print Shirt Blue
Dreaming of those Summer bike rides, stopping off at the local pub garden on, this print sums that up without having to do the exercise.

R2 Westbrook WSP.115 Beetle Print Shirt Blue

When I was growing up I really wanted to get a Beetle, they looked so cool. And now some years later they have an iconic look to them, there is nothing else like it so it makes sense to use it on a shirt. This will be popular with car lovers.

R2 Westbrook WSP.107 Insect Print Shirt Blue

A unique print and it is perfect for the British Summertime. How many of them do you think you could name?

This is just a sample of the R2 Westbrook Spring Shirts and you can view more online or in Lewes.

Fynch-Hatton Colourful Polos

With Spring on it’s way, the days getting lighter and the skies actually having a hint of blue it’s time to welcome some colour back into our lives and outfits.

Luckily the latest delivery ticks that very box, introducing the Fynch-Hatton Colourful Polos collection. Made up of 5 colours they certainly are bright, bold and the perfect way to welcome in the new season.

Made from a beautiful soft Suprima cotton and in a casual fit, in the lead up to the warmer weather that look good with a pair or jeans or chinos and then when the holiday arrives it’s time to get those shorts on.

Very classic looking and will look good year after year.

This is the first of many new arrivals from Fynch-Hatton so keep an eye on our social media as we show you more and more.

To get your hands on one of the Fynch-Hatton Colourful Polos the run on over to our website.

Trojan Records Spring Collection

When the Trojan Records Spring Collection arrived at the end of last week and we shared photos of it being unboxed we had messages asking to reserve certain pieces. We also had people make a special trip to our #QuadropheniaAlley shop just to make sure they didn’t miss out on getting their hands of the latest items.

Trojan Records and Ska & Soul items have never been more popular and with upcoming events in Brighton like the SKA Train in March we wanted to get it in the store as quickly as possible.

For you’re eyes only here are a few of our favourites.

Trojan Records Signature Logo T Shirt

Their most popular design that as been updated for 2019. It comes in three different styles, the Rasta, Tricolour and Trojan.

Trojan Records Flag Sleeve Polo Shirt

An updated version, last season we have this in just the Union Jack but now they’ve added to it with the introduction of the Jamaica version.

Trojan Records Multi Logo T Shirt

Show your Trojan colours with this new tee for Spring, showing off the classic logo in three different colours.

To see the full Trojan Records Spring Collection make sure you visit our online store.

New Lambretta SS19 Collection

Ice on the car windows, misty mornings…it doesn’t feel much like Spring but the second week of February always signals to us the time when new collections start to arrive in our shops.

Over the coming weeks and months our shops will have a much different feel to them. Gone the lambswool and hello polos and tees. Expect lots of new arrivals and the first one through the door is the New Lambretta SS19 Collection.

Our Lambretta items always sell well and are popular or many customers so here is a taste of what can be found in our #QuadropheniaAlley shop.

Classic Twin Tipped Polo

Quite possibly our best selling polo shirt and it’s back with a brand new collection of colours. As we get closer to the Summer more and more colours will be added to the range.

Crew Neck Printed Tees

Unique designs for Lambretta, during the whole year we stock printed tees like and we can never get enough of them. So far we’ve got two designs that are available in two colourways.

Triple Tipped Monkey Jacket

We’ve two main types of jackets that we stock, the classic Harrington and the Monkey Jacket. The Lambretta ones are amazing value, wear well and most importantly look good. For SS19 we’ve got it available in three different colours, which one is your favourite?

To keep up to date on the New Lambretta SS19 Collection head over to our website.

Look Stylish this Bonfire Season

So, Guy Fawkes season is very much upon us and that means lots of fireworks. It also means wrapping up rather warm being November of course. We all love bonfire night however standing around for a few hours of a November night can get very cold.

I have created an ensemble of garments that I think are perfect for wearing on a cold bonfire night watching those colourful shapes in the sky. Made up of pieces from GANT and Remus Uomo Autumn Winter 18 collections.

As we know woollen garments are thinner and great for keep us toasty but everything seems to be Navy. Guys, that’s boring. Here we have an outfit full of autumn colour and very fitting colours.

Over the top of my shirt, I have gone for a Wool Rich Donegal Cable Crew Neck Jumper in Tartan Green Melange by GANT. Very warm and Regular Fit.

In addition, a cosy scarf of course. Also by GANT this Multicheck Lambswool Scarf in Golden Leaf will undoubtedly keeps the chills away. Plus, adds a dash of colour to the outfit.

For outer wear, a fully lined, part wool, Rowan Overcoat in Olive by Remus Uomo to keep it all together. Very big pockets on the outside with great inside pockets. I’m guessing money for the bonfire hog roast.

Then finally, some very warm brown suede gloves from DENTS (established 1777) with a button fastening to stop your fingers going blue.

Hope this outfit is of inspiration to many and hope you enjoy the firework displays and processions through the streets remembering the 5th of November.

Stay warm but most importantly, stay safe.

Written by Joshua Bold (Instagram: @boldmenswearblog)

Meyer Hosen Autumn Chino Collection

Having a well fitted pair of chinos is everything. You don’t want them too baggy, or too tight they need to fit just right. It’s one of the first items you put on in the morning and something ou wear everyday so comfort is everything.

Meyer are one of the World’s leading trouser supplier, they use the highest quality fabrics and have done so for the past 60 years. A lot of our customers have been converted to Meyer wearers, once you’ve had a pair you won’t want anything else.

The Meyer Hosen Autumn Chino Collection as you’d expect consists of slightly heavier cotton and more Autumnal colours.

Meyer Chicago 2-5555/18 Double-Dyed Chino Trousers

  • Italian fit normal waist chinos
  • Modern chino without pleat
  • Slim silhouette
  • Stretch waistband for a secure fit
  • Button fastening rear pockets
  • Comes complete with a belt
  • Zip fly.
  • Made from 96% cotton, 4% Elastane
  • Machine washable.
  • Ref: 2/555


Meyer Roma 2-5552/17 Cotton Chino Trousers

  • Italian fit normal waist chinos
  • Modern chino without pleat
  • Slim silhouette
  • Stretch waistband for a secure fit
  • Button fastening rear pockets
  • Comes complete with a belt
  • Zip fly.
  • Made from 96% cotton, 4% Elastane
  • Machine washable.
  • Ref: 2/5552

The full Meyer Hosen Autumn Chino Collection can be viewed here with free UK delivery.

Effortless Style with Remus Uomo

The rustic hues, the heavier fabrics and the extra layers, Autumn has without doubt arrived. 2 weeks time the clocks change and we’ll all be leaving the office when it’s dark outside.

For the past few months we’ve been enjoying short sleeves, linen trousers and using air conditioning instead of the heater but now it’s time to swap to the Autumn wardrobe and wave goodbye to Summer.

Personally I love coats, the outfit feels more complete and guys tend to look smarter with the right coat on.

In Autumn, coats complete the look, they tie it all together. The latest coat collection from Remus Uomo have an effortless style about them. They open up the door of possibility, wearing it with your favourite jeans for an everyday look or team it with a merino wool waistcoat, tie and a smart pair of trousers to complete the smart work look.

Wearing an overcoat that has a check pattern is a classic look, that’s why guys like David Beckham, Daniel Craig and Prince Charles have all been pictured wearing one lately. It allows you to add a simple but effective look to an otherwise plain outfit.

As the weather gets colder you can easily add an accessory like a cashmere scarf or leather gloves and not have too much worry as to whether or not it goes with the coat.

The coat show is the Remus Uomo Rowan Check Wool Overcoat

Trojan Records Autumn Collection

The beginning part of September signals when new Autumn stock arrives. The deliveries turn up on a daily basis and it gives the shops a new burst of life.

During the past week we’ve received our first drop of the Trojan Records Autumn Collection. These items sell quickly so if there is something you fancy don’t hang around.

Here are a few of our favourites.

Trojan Records TR8394 Stripe Rib Logo T Shirt Jamaica

Trojan Records TR8385 Houndstooth Trim Cycling Top Ecru

Trojan Records TR8381 Border Stripe Polo Shirt Navy

Trojan Records TR8360 Cable Front Polo Shirt Stone

You can view the full Trojan Records Autumn Collection online.