Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Heirloom Shirt

Chicago Stylist

Personal Style

Personal Style

Personal Style

The goods:
• grandmother's shirt

• jeans by Citizens of Humanity
• grandfather's watch - similar here 

It's hard to top the perfect white button down shirt – but my grandmother did it when she had this one monogrammed, adding a perfect but subtle detail that turns this classic into an heirloom. Spotting the lovely small, bright red lettering on the cuff gave me a thought – what a fun hand-me-down to have made and pass from generation to generation. In that case, it's important to go for a quality shirt, one that can withstand washings and won't loose too much of it's luster over time. I think it's time we bring back this delicate personalized detail and leave a classy and fashionable legacy.

Land's End and JCrew both offer monogram services on oxford shirts. 

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