By Jim Moore.
Since short-sleeve button-up shirts first entered back into men’s wardrobes just a few summers ago, countless iterations of the warm weather staple have hit the market. But no one’s done a better one for this spring than the talented Hiroki Nakamura of Visvim. His satin camp collar shirt captures all of the retro appeal of the original silhouette, which has become the foundation for just about every bowling shirt and aloha shirt out there. The inky black hue and hint of sheen elevates anything you pair it with, from a three-piece suit to a pair of essential white jeans.
If you think of this Visvim shirt as just a more luxurious version of your most trusted tee, you’ll start to get the hang of how to wear it. Except unlike your most-loved cotton short-sleeve shirt, this garment can hold its own next to your nicest pieces, including your best tailoring. We suggest wearing the black silk number as the base to a dark three-piece suit—other underpinnings just can’t compete with the monochromatic mix and interplay of matte and shine. On the flip side, we suggest going high contrast and pairing the silky short-sleeve button-up shirt with white jeans essential checkerboard slip-ons for a look that’s less proper, but just as perfect for any night out.
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