The humble henley is perhaps the perfect example of the understated under-garment. Dating to way-back-when, the henley was worn by everyone from coal miners to military soldiers due to the warmth it offered, practical fit, and ease of use underneath almost any other garment.
More often than not featuring elasticated cuffs to provide a seal at the wrist and stop airflow, a button placket and round crew collar, the henley has stood the test of time and is still produced by everyone from GAP to The Real McCoy’s. But one really eye-catching rendition is from Indigofera, in the form of the Hank Henley in ‘cocatoo White’.
Arguably, there aren’t many ways to improve or adapt the henley, but Sweden’s finest heritage-inspired tastemakers were up to the task. Made in Portugal from 100% Supima Cotton Rib, the standout feature here is the poplin facing on the placket, giving just enough difference to make you look twice. The button cuff is also a nice touch, resulting in a historically inspired contemporary interpretation of this undisputed classic.
Available for $130 at Manready Mercantile