Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.
Autumn is right around the corner, and that means it’s the perfect time to prep your cold weather wardrobe with some new long sleeve henleys. Whether you are looking for a new base layer or just want a long sleeve shirt to wear on more temperate fall days, we’ve got you covered with this week’s Five Plus One.
1) Uniqlo: Waffle Henley
Uniqlo is often a go to brands for basics, with their Waffle Henley being one of their most solid offerings. This henley is a great choice if you’re looking for an insulating thermal, and its 60%/40% cotton/nylon blend helps ensure both comfort and durability. Available in four color and a wide range of sizes, this henley is a great option for anyone looking to seriously expand their shirting options.
Available for $25 from Uniqlo.
2) Homespun Knitwear: Coalminer Recycled Cotton Henley
Homespun’s Coalminer Henley is one you won’t want to be getting sooty. This made in Canada pice of knitwear is produced with recycled cotton and features antique pearl buttons. If you need any more convincing, our editor David wore his for five years before replacing it with the same model.
Available for $98 at Lost & Found.
3) Freenote Cloth: Long Sleeve Henley
If you are looking for a heavyweight Long Sleeve Henley, then Freenote Cloth has you covered. Made from 13oz. cotton fabric, this henley is the perfect shirt to keep you warm on those frigid days. This made in Italy henley has great design and construction details such as pigment dye, mother of pearl buttons, chambray details on the inside of the placket, and flat lock construction.
Available for $115 from Franklin and Poe.
4) Trophy Clothing: Long Sleeve Indigo Henley
Trophy Clothing’s Long Sleeve Henley is another great option for those looking for an indigo dyed henley. It’s made in Japan from Tenjiku fabric that results in a unique texture, and feature tonal stitching, a three button closure, and a single chest pocket. TC made this henley even more special with unique textures and details on the elasticated collar and cuffs, which helps set this shirt apart from others on the market.
Available for $125 from Sonder Supplies.
5) Merz b. Schwanen: Heavyweight Organic Henley
Merz b. Schwanen is a phenomenal brand if you are looking for top quality basics and don’t mind paying for them. Their Heavyweight Organic Henley is made in Germany from 100% organic Pima cotton circular knit fabric, and features mother of pearl buttons, extra long ribbed cuffs, and patched underarms for comfort. While certainly not cheap, you definitely get what you pay for with this henley. [Just make sure you size up!! -Ed]
Available for $110 from Franklin & Poe.
Plus One – Indigofera: Hank Henley
Indigofera produces a lot of unique products, and their Hank Henley is no exception. Made with an asymmetrical four button placket and buttoned cuffs, this Supima cotton henley is one of the most interesting ones on the market. While not the cheapest henley, this piece is still inexpensive enough that you might find yourself buying every colorway once you get your hands on the first one you ordered.
Available for $65 from Manready Mercantile.