The ultimate wardrobe staple, in a baggy ‘boyfriend’ fit, or as a tight baby T, drapey and loose or crisp and boxy, invented in the late 1800s by William Cotton, the White T-shirt was a garment for the people and has stayed that way.
Deadstock T-shirts designed as undergarments from the 1950s and 1960s are great for a classic fit, look to the 1980s for baggy, oversized Tee’s from the likes of Gap or Hanes, or search 1990s styles for either tight-fitting baby Tee’s or more asymmetric, draped styles from iconic 90s designers such as Margiela or Helmut Lang.
Brands to look for: Calvin Klein, Comme des Garçons, DKNY, Fruit of Loom, Gap, Giorgio Armani, Hanes, Helmut Lang, Jockey, Margiela, Prada, Rick Owens.
Key decades: 1940s-1990s
Fabrics: 100% Cotton Jersey
Style notes: Embrace stains and holes for a well worn vintage look and super soft cotton. Look for Made in the U.S.A.
The silk scarf
Tied around the neck or your handbag, the Silk Scarf is as versatile as it is essential.
Worn since Ancient Roman times, is the ultimate spring/summer essential.
the leather sandal
One of the oldest forms of footwear, sandals are an essential thousands of years in the making.