Shirt from classic to vintage

The shirt is the must of both men’s and women’s clothing, unlike other items of clothing, which are limited in a niche, it adapts well to different styles
and niches, the shirt also in vintage, can be in many shapes and colors to be used in different contexts and occasions.
They range from the classics with sober and formal cuts and colors from white to blue up to the more whimsical vintage shirts with particular cuts, colors and closures
or without closures, for example the polo shirt.

Shirt and its history

The history of the “vintage” shirt as we know it today has a relatively recent history. In fact, it was only in the Renaissance that it began to approach its current shape
even if the collars were enriched with ruffles and flounces. But it is the nineteenth century that establishes its independence as a garment and begins to acquire
a shape as we all know it today. In the past, respectability of European culture did not contemplate for both sexes to be able to expose their bare arms in public.
Only workers, who always wore shirts, were allowed to pull up their sleeves (hence the saying) to facilitate movement. The gradual liberation of long sleeves began in the military
the first nation to equip its own army of short-sleeved shirts was England and then spread to other countries. But it always remained limited to the military and not civilian.

Vinatge shirt as a symbol of leisure

But it is in Hawaii that the concept of short sleeves as fun and leisure develops. Obviously the natives wore no robes, while the pioneers wore the “thousand mile shirt”
sturdy and colorful (to cover the dirt).

Vintage hawaiian shirt

This basic garment was modified in patterns and shapes by Japanese and Chinese tailors (immigrants to the Pacific islands), who held the monopoly of clothing.
Their skill was in creating a hybrid style by replacing the solid color with different colors to get closer to a Polynesian spirit combining the structure of the American shirt.
While the half sleeves were connected with the traditional shirts of Chinese women with the “mandarin” collar.

Gradually with the advent of youth subcultures, this garment in addition to having different and even aggressive shapes, with exaggerated collars, wide necklines
jeans with white protest writings; it will also become a symbol or that of rebellion, especially that of jeans.

Shirt from mass phenomenon to vintage

The success for this garment was immediate, and production increased when Du Pont launched a new fiber, rayon, on the market, which allowed greater precision in printing techniques.

vintage hawaiian shirt spread

Becoming a must for tourists so much so that in 1936 the Chun tailor coined the term “Aloha Shirt”, starting the series production. This garment thus marked the monochromatic
notoriety that had characterized Western clothing until the preceding era. After the second conflict the Hawaiian shirt became the symbol among surfers
and trendy young people.

Style pills on the shirt

The shirt can be worn on more casual occasions even outside the closed trousers, pay attention to the bottom which must be squared
and not rounded (in this case the standard requires it to be inserted inside the pants), or possibly you can wear a shirt underneath and the open shirt
paying close attention to the color combination.

vintage shirt style tips

For this style I would aim for a slim fit cut that fits the hips but not too much to the chest, the length should not go beyond the base of the back pockets. If you want to opt for elegance
the shirt is classic and must be strictly worn inside the trousers, the length of the latter is greater because it must adhere well and not come out.
For men, details are fundamental and therefore always opt for impeccable finishes, if you want you can also play on the type of collar
but on this subject we will do in a separate article.