A staple in every man’s wardrobe should include a few solid shirts in my opinion. Simple, casual shirts are extremely diverse pieces with applications to a large range of different outfit silhouettes and styles. My preference for most of my casual shirts tends to come down to a very small number of brands, prolifically the Scandinavian outfit Our Legacy.
Swedish born co-founders Christopher and Jockum create extremely high quality pieces of menswear with a fascination of fabric quality and uniqueness. Our Legacy shirts tend to be identified by their use of globally sourced obscure fabrics, with a slightly longer slim cut to their garments.
This post is concerned with the ‘Everyman’ range of shirting that is released every season and generally tends to consist of classical shirts that have been updated with a unique approach to fabrics and fit. The shirts pictured within this article are the 1940’s Everyman Oxford Shirt in blue, and the Everyman Generation Shirt in white, both from S/S 15.
First things first; these shirts fit exceptionally well for me. Our Legacy’s updated take on a classic-casual men’s shirt transforms it into a contemporary slim fitting garment that sits well with a variety of leg wear including chinos, denim and suit pants alike. They manage to be diverse in the sense that no matter what context you wish to wear the shirt in, they still look appropriately sharp. One point to remember is that Our Legacy’s silhouette tends to be slightly longer and slim fitting, take this into consideration when contemplating sizing.
In terms of fabric selection the everyman shirt has been produced in a multitude of fabrics, with the beautifully simple cotton oxford and cotton drill shown in this post. Other innovative alternatives such as ‘cracked’ linen, ‘potato sack’ and ‘pigment oxford’ to list only a few. Needless to say, Our Legacy have all bases covered with the everyman shirt in terms of color and fabric selections.
Price-wise, the Our Legacy range of Everyman shirts is absolutely excellent value in my opinion. They tend to range anywhere from 105 pounds for the staples such as oxfords, to 129 pounds for some of the more complex and interesting fabrics. When it comes to an Our Legacy garment you really do receive what you pay for. They work extremely closely with their factories to ensure the highest level of production quality and as I have previously mentioned they scour tirelessly to find the best quality and interesting fabrics out there for their garments.
There are surely cheaper, more accessible options to fill out your wardrobe with shirting, however none come close to the level of superiority and excellence you obtain from an Our Legacy piece in my opinion.
Written By Christopher Harrison.