If you’re happy and you know it, flap your wings.
Here’s what I will say about purchasing (investing?) in a printed shirt: You gotta love it.
I purchased this bird shirt on a trip to London in 2012 when I walked right into the Barbour store, saw a man wearing it and said, “I want that shirt.” I paid full price in pounds and didn’t look back. Why? Well, I fell in love and the associate told me a marvelous story about the bird shirt:
The Jackdaw print was created by Edwyn Collins, best known for his hit ‘A Girl Like You.’ A former member of the band Orange Juice, Collins suffered from a double brain hemorrhage in 2005. As part of his rehabilitation, Collins created these individual illustrations. Having heard his story, Liberty immortalized his illustrations for SS12.
Here are my suggestions on picking out something printed:
Don’t be surprised if you fall in love with something unique, but don’t be surprised if it costs more than $100. This one was a pretty pricy penny or two.
You won’t wear it often, but when you do you’ll be happy. But wear it often if you’d like, be that guy with the bird shirt.
When you wear a printed shirt, you wear it. You don’t let it wear you. Stride a little longer, stand a little taller, eat a little more, whatever.
Same goes for pants, but not so much for sneakers. But you can say yes to a printed shirt for starters.
Why? Your sneakers will wear and you’ll eventually have to pitch them, unless someone has a solve for sneakers. Anyone?
Styling suggestions to wear with a printed shirt: solid bottoms, solid shoes, and solid attitude.