Get on your horse and ride off into the sunset – 6 of the best Western Shirts

image“A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by.” – The late and great Mr John Wayne. Now there never was a greater cowboy of the silver screen then the inimitable big John Wayne whether it was  Fort Apache, El Dorado, Rio Grande or True Grit you didn’t mess with this man and if your were stupid enough to do so, you could expect one thing, Trouble.

The look of the traditional Cowboy whether it be the Marlboro Man, the classic American dream manifested in a check shirt and denim jeans all summed up in Marion Mitchell Morrison, otherwise known as John Wayne, this look is a timeless masculine theme. Epitomising this great trend has to be the Western shirt or Cowboy shirt, which so easily looks great with a pair of jeans or cords as it does giving a less formal edge to the humble suit.

As always we are here to advise you on 6 of the very best that are currently available to you, well right now.

 

A great example of a classic plaid Western shirt but there is nothing Traditional about this brand, no siree, ohh it True Religion by the way.

 

Yipee ka yeah ! This be one of the routenest, tootenets finest cowboy shirts around this then parts and is available from French Connection.

 

There is no disputing the fact that Renzo Rosso, his new Creative Director, Nicola Formichetti and those there guys over at Diesel are Masters are producing Classics with a Modern twist.

 

Like a good single breasted black suit, every man should have a decent Chambray shirt at his disposal And they don’t come much better then this example by Polo Ralph Lauren.

Now this great lil shirt also comes in a gold colour way but I thought if you are going to invest in a shirt of this nature, you probably want to tone things down somewhat. It’s a brilliantly literal interpretation of the Cowboy shirt and is from no other then TOPMAN.

To finish this post we’ve gone for a more versatile shirt this time by G-Star so whether your home on the range or just plain home, this ticks many of the boxes with this trend.



A Super Out of this World Collaboration – French Connection and Warner Brothers

For Summer 2013, there are a number of blockbusters that have people chomping at the bit with excitement and has them waiting in anticipation to sit in a darkened room for 2 and a bit hours. There’s Star Trek 2, The Great Gatsby, Monsters University, The Wolverine, but the one that has the most people all giddy is Superman, Man of Steel ! To mark this movie-llous Summer of film, French Connection who have built up a reputation of promoting film heritage through its product, continues its longstanding collaboration with retro comic book giant DC.

The French Connection Design team were invited to explore the archives of DC Comics, following original design guidelines and producing an exclusive range of T-shirts featuring original artwork  of Kal-El (Superman’s Krypton name) as well as imagery from the new release, giving the range a vintage aesthetic through the use of screen printing.