Spring officially arrived yesterday (although, I did hear the weather guy say something about “wintery weather this week) and I’m making an asserted effort to fill my closet with a bit more color.
I stopped by Ben Sherman to see some of their new stuff over the weekend and my goal was to try on colors that I might not typically wear.
The three shirts I tried on all belong to the Ben Sherman LS Shirt family. The first one wasn’t much of a stretch color wise (sorry, I cheated a bit), but I really liked it hanging on the rack.
Like all of the shirts in this post this one has Mod Fit, which is a bit fitted, (size medium) and I really liked the blue and purple that made up the pattern. The base of the shirt is a light stone color and I felt like it might wash me out just a touch sense I’ve still got my winter fade (translation: not much of a tan), but it wasn’t that bad.
Although, we aren’t going for “wasn’t that bad” situations and the colors of the shirts below are more along the lines of what I was looking for.
The next two shirts have a bit of a different pattern than the first and have a slightly greater appeal because of the colors and the fact that I think they’ll show less wrinkles. The clerk that was chatting me up suggested that I give the green version a try so I politely tried it on. Take note of the extra splash of color you get when flipping the cuffs (can be styled many different ways).
Green isn’t a color I wear all that often, but I actually liked it which surprised me a bit.
Next up. Red.
This was the shirt I thought I’d end up liking the most entering the dressing room, and that’s exactly what happened. Like green, red isn’t a color I wear very often, but this shirt seemed to work a bit better with my skin tone.
It’s worth mentioning that all three shirts have button-down collars, which some guys might not love. I unbuttoned the collar to see if that would work, but now that I’ve worn the red shirt out and about… go the buttoned route, it looks a bit better.
All three shirts are great options, and I probably would have bought the first had it not be $99 and priced at $89 like the red and green shirt. I know it’s only a $10 difference, but something in my brain didn’t like the idea of spending more than $100 on any of these shirts.