I know, I know. We're in August and the sun is (mostly) shining. So you may be wondering “why are you talking about black shirts?!”.
Firstly, as much as we hate to admit it, Autumn will be here before you know it.
Secondly, just because it's summer doesn't mean you can't wear a black shirt!
Oh, and we have the perfect one in mind. Hamilton.
Hamilton is a slim fitting black dress shirt crafted from the finest cotton (as always). To allow for a snug but comfortable fit, we combined 97% cotton and 3% elastane; giving you that sleek silhouette without feeling like your buttons are going to pop.
When it comes to black, subtlety is key. So bearing that in mind, we have applied the most subtle yet significant of details, our signature penny farthing logo - in black - embroidered onto the left cuff.
To finish, the white buttons on the placket and button down collar provide a stand out contrast to guarantee you'll turn heads for all the right reasons.
So, now you've read about Hamilton, there's just one problem that most gents face with black shirts. That, my friends, is styling.
Black shirts are notoriously hard to style, meaning a lot don't even entertain the idea of wearing one.
Well, we're hoping we can change your mind. We've got three looks to set you on your way to rocking your black shirt, not only this summer, but all year long.
Look #1 – The Casual Approach
When going casual, grey is your shirts best friend, from pale to charcoal.
Wearing slim fitting grey jeans will add a bit more dimension to your look without giving a disturbing contrast to the bold black. Add your favourite pair of trainers and you're good to go.
Holiday tip: If you're somewhere a bit warmer where jeans won't cut it, cool toned stone trousers look great with a black shirt for your evening meal!
Look #2 – Smart-Casual Made Easy
Worn the same white shirt to every wedding reception and night out this summer? It's time to switch things up for the next one.
Pair your shirt with some patterned grey trousers to elevate your look from casual to something more formal. Whether it be a bold check or simplistic salt and pepper detail. Skip the tie and leave the top two buttons undone, then slip into some loafers and you're ready to take on the dance floor.
Look #3 – The Suave Suit
Despite it being one of the most versatile colours out there, most gents are intimidated when it comes to wearing all black. But there is really only one thing you need to think about here.
When there is no contrasting colour, an ill-fitting, all black suit can have you looking more like the Babadook than Bruce Wayne. A well tailored suit paired with classic black Oxfords or Derby shoes will give you the perfect trim silhouette. Undo the top two buttons or add a slim black tie and your favourite watch and you'll feel a million dollars.
Click to shop 'Hamilton' now and remember to check back next Sunday for more styling tips.