Also known as henley, the tunisian collar t-shirt is a men’s garment with a button neckline. You want to know how to wear it, how to choose it and what are the current trends ? We tell you everything !
Whether you’re a fashionista or not, looking good is not an option. Indeed, when we put together a city look, we tend to choose the most basic of tops: the round neck t-shirt. Step out of your comfort zone! Go for more daring pieces such as the henley t-shirt. By choosing a t-shirt with a tunisian collar, you can achieve a chic/classic look.
What a t-shirt with a tunisian collar looks like
The t-shirt with a tunisian collar is provided in every way :
- Mixing between a t-shirt and a polo shirt (combining the material of the t-shirt and the button-down neckline of the polo shirt (without the collar). It guarantees you the chic side to create your look.
- It is provided in short, medium or long sleeves (you are free to choose what suits you best)
- It can be worn in all circumstances
But where does this shirt come from ?
Coming straight from the United Kingdom, the t-shirt with a Tunisian collar, called “henley” or “henley shirt” on the English side, was born in the 19th century during rowing competitions (a very popular sport in the UK). Why henley ? It is simply taken from the name of the English town “Henley-on-Thames”.
But what does the name henley have to do with the Tunisian t-shirt ? According to rumours (to be confirmed until proven otherwise), the name henley is the result of a supposed cultural appropriation by the English in North Africa. Indeed, this collar has always been used on the traditional tunics of the Maghreb.
The story doesn’t end there ! After the English, the American sportsmen also started to use it. Not only that, but the American army also opted for the long-sleeved version. Finally, the 7th art is also crazy about this piece. Many famous actors wear this shirt in the most award-winning action films.
Half t-shirt, half polo shirt, the Tunisian collar t-shirt owes its success to all these events which have made it the must-have of your wardrobe.
How to choose your t-shirt with a tunisian collar
To make the best choice, nothing could be easier than to define several criteria. To begin with, you need to know whether you prefer short, medium or long sleeves.
After the sleeves, we recommend that you choose the material that suits you best. There are several possibilities! However, we recommend that you choose the three most common materials: wool, cotton and/or linen, depending on your budget. When you say material, you say texture: waffle knit, interlock, jersey… you will be served !
The texture of your t-shirt will also determine its fit. Whether you prefer to wear your clothes loose or close to the body, keep in mind that the cut of the garment defines your final look.
Finally, once you’ve chosen the design of your t-shirt, focus on the details: the depth of the collar, the type of buttons and the colour, among others.
Have you chosen your favourite t-shirt with a tunisian collar ? Create a trendy look that breaks all records! Our recommendation: less is more.
For the summer season, a cream-coloured short-sleeved t-shirt paired with blue jeans and men’s gladiator sandals will look great. For the winter season, choose a long-sleeved midnight blue t-shirt paired with mottled dress trousers and loafers.
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