Many of view asked me where the shirt I was wearing in my video yesterday was from, so today I thought I would dedicate this post to an absolute wardrobe essential: the Equipment shirt. I actually wrote about the Equipment shirt in my September Get The Gloss column, that was all about those key transitional pieces and early season investments:
"Another essential to ease you into autumn is the forever chicness of a silk shirt, and when you are talking silk shirts there is only one place to go to: Equipment. I don’t quite know what it is about the Equipment fit, but it looks great on virtually anyone, of any age or size. If you are investing for the first time I would go with a classic black or white with contrasting piping, but if you already have one in these colours think about a pale blue (looks great with your September tan) or even a printed one. In fall, wear tucked in your high waist jeans or hang loose over leather leggings. In winter layer under a boyish cashmere V neck sweater or a fur gilet. It’s a pricey buy, but cost per wear it’s a great investment."
Today I am wearing a grey striped one but if I could I would have one in every colour!
"Inspired by Katherine Hepburn and Lauren Bacall, Christian Restoin's 1975 collection introduced men's shirts to womenswear. Current/Elliott's Serge Azria relaunched the brand in 2010 with a collection of boy/girl styles in luxurious silks, infusing the label's heritage with contemporary edge."