It’s been a little while since we last spoke about young London brand S.E.H Kelly, and it’s great to see them still going strong with this Raglan-Sleeve Shirt.
One of my favourite things about this brand is how they manage to make each staple item very uniquely S.E.H Kelly, without over-complicating it. The garments seem to ooze character, but they aren’t appearing to desperately try and be new or unique in design. Not an easy thing to achieve by any means.
As for this specific product, it takes your classic White cotton shirt (an essential in any self respecting man’s wardrobe) and gives it a relaxed tweak via the use of raglan sleeves. The addition of a penny colar and a half-hidden placket give the shirt some vintage character without venturing too far down the workwear/heritage path. S.E.H Kelly manage to nail the small design details every time, and this shirt is no exception. A slimmer than usual tie space and a short distance between the top and second button ensure the shit has plenty of character when worn with a tie, without a tie, done up or with the top button undone. Everything has been thought of.
Made from pinpoint cotton in a cotton shirting mill in Cumbria, it may look like a White Oxford cotton shirt from afar, but up close their are loads of tiny pin-sized dots, giving this fabric its character and name. Normally found in dress shirts, the fabric has been washed to soften it up and make it more suitable for this casual shirt. Finished off with real horn buttons produced in the Midlands, this is a very UK-centric item that has a lot more too it than first meets the eye.
You can pick up one of these shirts now, direct from the S.E.H Kelly online store for £125.