A Fresh Take on Fine Lines
Photographed by Hanna Tveite
If summer has a signature pattern, it is stripes. From breezy tees inspired by the classic Breton shirt—its graphic lines were originally intended to aid in locating French sailors who had fallen overboard—and crisply ruled button-ups to blurred edges and bold banding, the timeless pattern has infinite sartorial possibilities. On this Fourth of July, take a moment to salute stripes for all seasons.
Whether boldly graphic or barely there, stripes refresh a wardrobe. Play up their precision with black and white or soften straight edges with ruffles and bows.
When selecting a striped button-up, details make all the difference. J.W. Anderson’s collarless version starts with cotton poplin and then tones down the tailoring with dropped shoulder seams and a row of playful bows that conceal a button placket. On the other side of the spectrum is the petite couture-level expertise of Pallas. The French house’s mastery of fine lines now extends into shirting, and the stand-collar Lucie shirt is refined by navy and white: a crisp pairing that continues in the covered buttons.
Styling Gabrielle Marceca
Model Shannon Keenan at Ford Models