The shirt above is tailored in a fresh canvas that mixes linen and cotton – a happy combination of materials that prevents the fabric from creasing too much. Linen gives it a thread-to-thread look, and the addition of cotton increases the hold of the canvas. It features a slightly rustic surface striped with the full palette of summery blues: lavender, pale pearl-grey or stormy blue. From a distance, the effect is that of a wave, like a quivering of the air. It's a summer essential! Adaptable, it can be worn over light wool trousers for dinner or, more sportily, over jeans.
Each spring, you are more and more numerous to wait anxiously for the arrival of the Deauville shirts at the store. It was in 2012 that this ‘short’ sleeve shirt made its appearance by hollington. Today, a special collection of about twenty models is dedicated to it. Why do you adopt it so easily? Perhaps because Patric Hollington designed it thinking of the comfort of the polo shirt, while retaining the essential characteristics of his signature shirts...
Its straight cut shows a back side slightly longer than its front side, like a polo shirt. It can also be worn over the pants, without tucking it into the belt. This allows the air to circulate and refresh you. For all that, you are not loosing a bit of elegance, because the bottom of shirt is rounded and split on each side.
There is obviously the fold of ease on the back that has become a hollington hallmark. It is thanks to it that you never feel cramped, because it offers great freedom of movement.
The Nehru collar, slightly taller than a Mao collar, can be fully buttoned - as Jawaharlal Nehru used to do. Many of you, however, prefer to unbutton the top for a more casual style.
By hollington, the button placket always stops to the waist: it must therefore be threaded by the head. But you will find that once seated, there is no risk that the fabric pulls on the opening and reveals a belly that you do not want to show.
For this summer model, Patric chose two-thirds sleeves. With his distinctive attention to detail, he gave his ‘short’ sleeve a loose fit, which covers the elbow while rounding. If you too unfavour this part of your anatomy, thank him; otherwise, roll up the sleeves!
Let us not forget the two chest pockets, tribute to the practical axis of the brand. A significant aesthetic advantage for those who like to easily store pen, phone, handkerchief or notebook.