The essential style guide for Spring/Summer 2020

Great duos are classic, they never age. Scorsese and De Niro. Morecambe and Wise. Gin and Tonic. They stand alone but work so much better together. That’s how we design our pieces, to work together timelessly. To compliment, riff and play on our influences - but always make something harmonious.


Our design process allows you to be on-trend but never out of style with classic combinations you can always rely on. We’ve put together a style guide of our 4 favourite Spring/Summer 2020 combinations that nod to our pick of the season's trends. 

 

1# Simple Utility - The Nehru Waistcoat and White T-shirt

SIRPLUS is about thoughtful, crafted clothes that last. So we always return to classic silhouettes and tried and tested combinations that make you look and feel good - always. 

We’re also intent on creating clothes that work for your life, and as it happens practicality can be your best style friend. One of this season’s biggest trends is utility - workwear making its way into the everyday. Our Navy Cotton Nehru Waistcoat makes a simple, subtle and very SIRPLUS statement. Cut with our signature Mandarin collar in a sturdy cotton twill, it has three large patch pockets (and a further two inside) giving you both form and function as standard. 

 

 

To create a classically sharp silhouette, pair with our white cotton t-shirt. Designed to feel good from head to toe, it’s an everyday essential that works seamlessly with the utility wear, giving offhand ease to a strong look. 

 

 

Plus it’s a look that blurs boundaries, with both pieces being curated for a unisex collection. Made from 100% organic cotton, our t-shirts are renowned for being super soft and durable yet breathable. They work to keep you cool without compromising on thickness.

 

SIRPLUS Eco cotton t-shirts

 

A classic combination everybody can feel great in, undefined by gender. Looks like this combination is set to become the hardest working pair in your wardrobe. Plus you can leave the bag at home and wonder wonderfully hands-free.

 

 

 

2# Cannes Collars - The White Oahu Shirt and Navy Linen Trouser

A hallmark of any 50’s film stars worth their salt, the Cuban Shirt has been busy asserting its place as the timeless, dynamic and breathable essential for any wardrobe. It seems to have made its way back onto the big screen this season, worn frequently at Cannes Film Festival. The billowing short sleeve numbers were definitely the order of play on London’s runways this season too. 


Enter the White Oahu Camp Collar Shirt, our modern take on the Cuban's founding father - the Guayabera. Its rich history lets this piece speak volumes without much of a show. Featuring the traditional utilitarian four-pocket design and crafted from lightweight self-stripe cotton it’s a modern classic. 

 


It’s a perfect partner? Wearing the Oahu untucked with our Navy Linen Casual Trouser, a substantial but lightweight cotton-linen blend featuring an all-new tapered fit, they are a staple of effortless style.  They feature a notched waistband for additional comfort, half-lined with cotton for breathable durability and finished with corozo buttons. 

 


Tuck the Oahu in for a dose of old Hollywood like Miles Teller, or try untucked for a decidedly dishevelled take like Richard Madden. Together, these two will provide the perfect go-to for garden parties, al-fresco meals or evening drinks on the roof terrace. Or indeed an illustrious film festival - you know, just in case. 



#3 Relaxed Suiting - The Grandad Shirt and Herringbone Nehru Linen Waistcoat

Spring/Summer 2020 is ushering in fabrics and style that places liberty and comfort at the forefront. So no more Summer events feeling stifled in materials that just don’t work or suits that are downright stale. For a smooth silhouette that’s both lightweight and impactful look no further than the Grey Herringbone Linen Nehru Waistcoat. Made from a cotton-linen blend that’s brilliantly breezy, a textured herringbone pattern creates a sophisticated finish. Cut with a slim Mandarin collar that’s suitably sharp, the look is finished with real mother of pearl buttons. 

 


How to really capitalise on a mandarin waistcoat? Pair it with the White Cotton Linen Grandad Shirt, to keep a bold look suitably effortless. Worn by style icons from Brooding Peaky Blinders to Rock and Roll legends like the Beatles, it completes the forward approach to formalwear. The effect is clean, refined and anything but old fashioned.

 

 

 

#4 - Urban Jungle - The Luanda Kaftan and The Navy Linen Chore Nehru Jacket

While fashions come and go, some things never fade but simply return bolder and better than ever. The watchword of this season? Botanicals - resulting in a flurry of vibrant pieces, effortless tailoring, and fluid, delicate fabrics. The flagship of our catalogue, and for good reason, is the Luanda Kaftan. A new relaxed take on our classic overhead shirt with an all-new Mandarin collar.  Generously cut from a cotton-linen blend with an all-over floral pattern inspired by African wax prints. Journey over to the topics and evoke some Baz Lurhmann into your wardrobe.

 


But rather than channelling a young Leonardo Decaprio circa Romeo + Juliet, Try a more refined Rami Malek approach, by finding the balance between statement and structure. That’s where the Navy Cotton Chore Nehru Jacket comes in. A utility-inspired twist on our classic Nehru, rendered in sturdy cotton twill with a new improved fit. Made in England, the jacket is unlined and has a boxy, workwear-style cut, making it a brilliant, bold and brusque partner.

 


P.S - the Chore Nehru Jacket also looks great as a unisex item, showing it really does make a statement, without needing to make a fuss. And as always, everyone is welcome. 

 



Author 

Olivia Foan 

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