14th August 2020

Her way or the highway

Styling the 'Boyfriend Shirt' with Timothy Everest

Here at Timothy Everest, we have noticed over the years that it’s not just men who buy our shirts. Or more accurately, our customers will often be back in the shop looking to replace a shirt that has been stolen out of their closet by the wife or girlfriend. It appears a good solid, well made, comfortable fitting shirt appeals to everyone no matter their gender. We asked friend of the brand commercial stylist Jess Anton for the lowdown on the appeal of the “Boyfriend Shirt”

Audrey Hepburn wore men’s white shirts in both ‘Roman Holiday’ and ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’

“An oversized white men’s shirt is probably one of the most worn items in my closet. It’s obviously a classic but there must be a reason it remains such a staple. For me it’s that it’s comfortable, elegant, and versatile. Goes with everything and is totally adaptable to your personal style. The easiest way to look instantly pulled together but in a not trying too hard kinda way (which is more relevant than ever on that last minute zoom call). 

My all time favourite white shirt wearing icon would have to be Carolyn Bessette for her effortless yet detail oriented style. Either at a black tie gala or paired with jeans and cowboy boots, the woman could do it all.”

Julia Roberts proving oversized is chic in 1990’s ‘Pretty Woman’

Carolyn Bessette’s signature style was the epitome of laid-back luxury