Not all trends are new. This Pitti Uomo saw the return of one look that many gents will remember wearing in their youth. That’s right, rocking a shirt over a T-shirt is cool once again. To wear the trend in 2018, make like the stylish Pitti Uomo attendees and pick an oversized short-sleeve shirt in a bold print. Whether it’s striped, checked, floral or abstract is up to you. Then, just throw it on over a basic, white, crew-neck tee, leaving the buttons undone either half or all the way.
The charge sheet for the printed shirt is substantial. For years this menswear misdeed has stood accused of being too loud, too obnoxious and too attention seeking. But this season, fortune favours the bold.
Pick the right shirt and wear it with the right companions and you’ll be giving even the biggest style icons a run for their money. Get it wrong with one erroneous decision, however, and you fast-track your look to 10 on the cringeometer.
To save you the potentially devastating consequences of being ‘that guy’ in the comedy clobber, here are five idiot-proof ways to nail wearing a printed shirt every single time, and where to find the best styles this season.