* A well-tailored henley makes a great layering piece
* Wool-blend knit makes this henley office-appropriate
* Similar styles usually retail for $150+
A solid wardrobe of high-end basics never goes out of style. Sweaters, pants and tees let you mix and match for a new look every day. But most guys forget about an important wardrobe staple, that can work as both a casual pullover or a key layering piece. Here’s the henley.
Most commonly seen in workwear, henley shirts were reportedly first-named after the English town of Henley-on-Thames, where rowers would sport the button-up placket shirt during their races. It’s since evolved as both a warm base layer (worn under flannel shirts when camping, for example), as a casual alternative to a mandarin collar shirt and polo, or as an undergarment.
This henley, from JoS. A. Bank’s Reserve Collection, is made from an elevated wool blend, so there’s no denying that it’s more than just underwear. Wool and linen are blended with acrylic fibers for a finished product that’s durable, moisture-wicking and breathable. It combines comfort and practicality in way that makes it your new go-to weekend shirt.
The standard size for this henley has a slim, tailored fit. If you like a little more room, check out the Big & Tall sizes. The good thing about basics is that you can find them to fit everyone.
With winter clearance happening right now, there’s no better time to stock up on closet staples. Case in point: The price of this waffle knit henley has been slashed by nearly 70% — from $149.50 to only $49.
Wear it with loose fit jeans and duck boots until the cold, wet weather finally passes. Then switch to cargo shorts and sneakers when spring arrives.
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