STYLE HENLEY: STYLE FEATURE November 22 2013
One of our favorite items here at Service is a classic, old fashioned henley. Lightweight jersey, thermal, or mid-weight cotton, this is a good all year round piece to have lying around. Throw it on as a sweatshirt in the Spring or under a sweater during colder seasons. A nod to vintage athletic wear, the henley takes its name from the world renowned Henley Regatta. For those of us too red blooded to know, this small, English countryside town holds the most famous annual rowing tournament in the world. Traditionally, rowers chose to wear their henleys in competition, and often the losing team would be forced to take the shirt off their backs and hand them over to their winning opponents. Not just exclusive to athletes, the henley has been a staple in the work wear wardrobe as well as military uniforms.
We put together a few takes on our favorite ways to wear a modern henley.
Hartford heather henley ($95), Obey navy stadium jacket ($78), Levi's brown cord jacket ($88)
Center, Comune stripe henley ($48), Naked & Famous slim chambray shirt ($128), Gant Rugger navy lined zip hoodie ($168)
Obey navy thermal henley ($65), Woolrich charcoal cardigan ($185), Plectrum grey tweed blazer ($295).