GIFTED: Eversbrook Men’s Luxury Shirts – Apsley Blue Shirt
The husband’s job takes him all around the world so his business attire has to be stylish, comfortable, durable and versatile – quite a challenge!
He has a wardrobe full of tailored shirts to go with his suits but when he is meeting clients in tech start-ups or small businesses, a less informal style is needed. Plus, if he is entertaining clients in the evening, a more relaxed look is the order of the day.
We recently discovered Eversbrook Men’s Luxury Shirts. This is a luxury British brand whose menswear is designed by expert tailors and produced in London using fabric sourced in the UK wherever possible.
We were sent the Apsley Sea Blue, a fitted shirt designed for wear on all occasions. It has a distinctive four-panel design and is made from 100% pure shirting cotton. The shirt is a slim waist design with the panels accentuating the chest.
Features include a covered front button panel, whilst the inner collar and cuffs have a white lining and the shirt buttons are a toning deep blue.
Whilst the four panels on the Apsley Sea Blue are the same colour, you’ll find other shirt designs with contrasting panel colours for a stronger style statement.
The husband opted for size XL. He would have preferred extra combinations of collar, waist and chest size to choose from in the tailor-made range since he has a 17″ collar but a 42″ chest.
This meant that the shirt we were sent was slightly long in the sleeves and a little large around the chest, however, neither of these were insurmountable problems.
The shirt fabric is excellent quality and, being cotton, should be comfortable to wear for business travel.
The lining on the cuffs is also a good feature since this is usually where wear and tear shows up first. Frayed cuffs are not a good look when you’re trying to close a deal.
You also need a more generously cut cuff if you wear a larger watch or jewellery which the Apsley design has.
One small niggle was that there was no care label inside the shirt which, as chief laundress, I would have preferred.
We thought the Eversbrook Apsley Blue shirt was a good quality, versatile shirt with subtle design details that should go the distance.
Whilst formal suits used to be the standard for most workplaces, a smart-casual approach is often more in line with company culture these days. In fact, Eversbrook’s founder, Jay Bull, suggests that a pair of chinos paired with a formal dress shirt is the perfect combination for everyday work clothing.
A luxury shirt can be a value for money investment whether you are racking up air miles or wrestling with commuters on the DLR.
And don’t forget it’s Father’s Day on Sunday 16th June if you’re looking for gift ideas!