The Look: Gant Spring Shirts

With lots of new shirts arriving from Gant we’ve asked our resident shirt expert Joshua Bold to pick his favourites.

When it comes to shirts I’ve got wardrobes full of them, from classic Oxfords to more bold designs. Each one has it’s own place and occasion to be worn. Once the new season’s stock arrives I like to treat myself to a few new styles.

I’ve picked four shirts that I’ve already got my eye on, let me know what you think.

Gant The Oxford Shirt Lemon Zest

I thought I’d start the list with a classic Oxford shirt. Every guy should have a white Oxford in their wardrobe but I think they should also have one in a seasonal colour too. This lemon colour is bright and perfect for light coloured chinos.

 

Gant Rose Chambray Shirt Indigo Blue

It’s not often that Gant go for a patterned style by to celebrate their 70th anniversary they’ve made some rose designs in honor of the founders wife who was called Rose.

I love this denim shirt with roses, looks really smart with a dark pair of jeans.

Gant TP Seersucker Stripe Shirt Pool Green

Seeksucker fabric is perfect for Summer. From blazers, to shorts and my favourite shirts. It just screams Summer and this light mint green is ideal. I can wear it in the garden whilst dreaming of a holiday in Monaco.

Finally I thought I’d pick a long sleeve polo shirt.

Gant Sunbleached Rugger LS Polo Capri Blue

I tend to prefer long sleeved tops so a long sleeved polo is something I often wear during the Summer. In this sunbleached style it would look perfect whilst sailing…all I need now is the boat.

You can view our full Gant Shirt Collection in our Lewes shop or online.

The Look: Gentleman’s Spring Style

Mr Bone selects some of his favourite items from our new Spring collections.

Picking my favourite items is tricky for me, especially when the new season has just arrived. The shop is full of beautiful items and the Spring/Summer collections are always my favourite, I love the different fabrics and the brighter colours. As I’m the buyer for Bone Clothing I’ve had the advantage of seeing these pieces before anyone else.

I prefer to look more smart casual, rather than a suit and tie and I think this comes across in the items I’ve selected.


Giordano Men’s V912611 Robert Blazer Navy
£199

Wearing a blazer completes an outfit, it makes you feel good and gives you a confidence. With the weather still a bit up and down it’s too early for me to wear a linen blazer but trust me as soon as the sun comes out I’ll be in one.

I’ve picked this Giordano Navy Blazer for the way it looks and importantly fits. Giordano are a bit unsung in the World of blazers and that’s a shame. They use a mix of fabrics and whats created is a gorgeous soft to the touch tailored blazer. The fine details have been looked after, the patterned lining, the detail on the cuff buttons, all these things lend itself to a well made a year round jacket.


Gant Cotton Linen Stripe Crew Neck Jumper
£97

What you notice from traveling on when on holiday is that guys around the World use layering to their advantage. Often in the UK we wear a shirt with a blazer and that’s it. Look at advertising and magazines you’ll see layering playing a key part. If you leave for the office early or back home late any time of the year it gets cold so layering it perfect for this occasions. I’m a fan of adding a piece of knitwear between the shirt and blazer, for a smarter look I’ll add a knitted waistcoat but for everyday wear I’ll opt for a crew neck.

This Gant jumper is a lovely lightweight linen and cotton mix. Personally it adds a welcome pattern under a plain blazer and equally looks good with a simple tee and linen chinos for relaxing in the garden.


Giordano 917503 10 Botanical Print LS Shirt
£85

One of my favourite looks is a plain blazer with a patterned shirt underneath. Now you could simply wear this shirt with the blazer and ignore the jumper but I think layering is the way to go. Patterned shirts are not for everyone, but once you’ve tipped into adding a patterned shirt into your wardrobe you don’t look back.

The Giordano Botanical Print is a great point to start. It’s not full of colour, and not heavily patterned. If you pick this you could wear it with a jumper and it looks like a white shirt. It is a fantastic way to give you the confidence to wear a patterned shirt in the future.


Gant Slim Satin Chinos Putty
£110

Finishing off my Spring Look I’ve picked these Gant Slim Chinos. In the past all Gant chinos have been regular fit but for the Spring and Summer I prefer a slimmer fitting style. Gant chinos are really comfortable and very popular. They’ve become our best selling bottom and rightly so.

The light colour works well with the navy blazer and come holiday time they are my go to colour with a smart polo shirt.

What do you think of this look?

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.