Fashion Tee

BASIC vs FASHION

Introduction
What is your personal style? Do you prefer to dress up or dress down? Are you a one look man? What appeals to you more – classic signature styles or high fashion pieces? The reason I ask these questions is because I want you think more about the clothing you wear. Why do you wear what you wear and why do you like one more than the other? The more you think about it, the easier will it be for you to understand your style. Once you understand your style, you will be able to question your style, rethink on all the clothes you buy and how you might wear them and you will know enough to be able to reinvent your style every season. Questioning your sense of style and everything that creates the look you have will push you forward and keep you evolved, which is good considering the ever-changing world we live in. Here’s something for you to remember, “Fashion is only different skins for different flavours of you”.

I started this article by asking the question what is your personal style? Everybody has a style of their own. For instance, a simple t-shirt and jean combination might be accepted by some people whilst to others it might seem too dressed down an outfit and not acceptable. In such cases, they might want to add something more to their outfit in the form of a layer or a fit or a value added element to give it a complete look. Having explained this, it would be appropriate to say that this article isn’t about “what to wear and what not to wear” but rather about “how you wear”.

Either way, allow me to give you a run up on the key features of two styles of t-shirts from our Spring Summer 2015 Collection – the classic and stylish basic crew neck and the new and fashionable crew neck, both of which could have a place in the wardrobe of any fashion conscious man. We will further explore the various possible combinations and looks that they can be incorporated into.

Style Features: Basic Vs Fashion

Basic Crew Neck T-shirt

Basic Crew Neck T-Shirt

Fashion Printed Tee

Fashion Crew Neck T-Shirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fit: The basic t-shirt is a classic fit t-shirt that sports a regular muscle fit at the chest and a regular length and is a true wardrobe essential.
While the high fashion tee also sports a regular muscle fit at the chest and a regular length, it is however a t-shirt that is all about contemporary style.

Fabric: The basic t-shirt is a lightweight single jersey made from 100% cotton. The fabric passes through a bio polish wash, resulting in a clean surface and a soft hand feel. This is a t-shirt that is made for comfort and adds a soft touch to your look.
The high fashion t-shirt on the other hand undergoes a series of  garment processes and washes to arrive at a desired look and hand feel, which is a high and low colour effect to give it a lived-in and laid-back lifestyle feel.

Value Additions: In order to create a timeless and classic look the t-shirt was designed with specific features. For instance, the bold solid colour of the basic t-shirt is offset with a neutral coloured neckline and sleeve hem.This minimal design element allows it to be worn as a simple t-shirt and jean combination or the perfect accomplice for a layered look making it a timeless and essential piece for any style conscious man.
With the objective of providing our customers something new each season, our high fashion t-shirts are put to the test of matching the ever-changing style trends. Value additions in the form of  print techniques and washes combined together, recreate the lived-in look for the t-shirt. Pair them with neutral bottoms or contemporary silhouettes and allow the t-shirt to remain the focal point of the look.

Here we show you how you can get the most out of these two styles of t-shirts this season; Basic & Fashion.

Look 1 - Basic

Look 1 - Basic

Combine a classic fit solid polo shirt with a printed pair of shorts for a balanced look.
Look 2 - Basic

Look 2 - Basic

A plain white t-shirt is the perfect choice for a layered, dressed down casual look.
Look 3 - Basic

Look 3 - Basic

For a smart casual sportswear look, combine a classic neutral t-shirt with a sports inspired peice to get the look.
Look 4 - Basic

Look 4 - Basic

Combine two basic peices and allow the subtle detailing in your outfit to be the focal point of your look.

Basic: Styles such as the basic t-shirt are identified as those kind of pieces that will help you build a new and stylish wardrobe. These pieces are generally appropriate for all age groups, styles and tastes, and are’nt necessarily confined to one particular kind of style. These pieces are’nt trendy or flashy and are more rock solid basics that are versatile. Hence, every style conscious man needs a few plain and solid t-shirts and how he wears them defines his style; unfussy and classic. (Shop Here)

Look 1 - FASHION

Look 1 - FASHION

For the creative office-goer, opt for a fashion polo in micro prints to reinvent your look.
Look 2 - FASHION

Look 2 - FASHION

Pair a fashion crew neck tee with a jogger for a contemporary look this season.
Look 3 - FASHION

Look 3 - FASHION

For a denim on denim look this season, pair an engineered striped denim t-shirt thats high on fashion with a classic denim.
Look 4 - FASHION

Look 4 - FASHION

A floral printed denim crew neck with a high and low colour effect makes a great fashion piece for a contemporary look.

Fashion: To stay upbeat with the trends of a season it’s crucial to remember that trendy pieces are to be seamlessly incorporated into your personal style. For a fashion t-shirt, it works best when paired with classic pieces by drawing the attention away from the lower half and allowing the upper portion to be the focal point in the outfit.(Shop Here)

The Final Verdict
Hence, it’s only fair to say that every style conscious man’s wardrobe should have a combination of both basic and fashion pieces and how he wears each piece will be the sum total of his personal style.

Share your opinion with us.
Would you agree that every man should have both basic and fashion pieces in his wardrobe?
What do you think your style actually is?
What are your fashion pieces for this season?
Would you agree that it is more important to be different and to have your own personal style than to follow the masses?

For more information or to browse through our season collection, you can now visit us at www.basicslife.com