This week Emma, our Scottish lass from Team DC went shirt shopping in her home town of Edinburgh and fell in love with the Hawes & Curtis store on George Street.
Ralph Hawes and Freddie Curtis established Hawes & Curtis in 1913, with the intention of creating high quality, exclusive clothing for gentlemen. From its infancy, Hawes & Curtis has been acclaimed by royalty and aristocracy alike, most famously by the Duke of Windsor and Earl Mountbatten. Lucky for the ladies amongst us they now cater for us too!
No longer do you have to rely on checks or stripes to brighten up your wardrobe. Once worn only by Hawaiian surfers and Magnum P.I. print shirts are now enjoying a long-awaited renaissance. Hawes and Curtis of Jermyn Street have a fantastic range of ladies and men’s items in high quality fabrics that are proving immensely popular this season. You can choose from gondolas and bicycles, hot air balloons and bird prints. Harry Styles even has one with a heart motif.
These distinctive and playful print shirts are smart enough to wear to the office but also look fantastic with jeans for more informal days. Some of the most popular styles for men are the navy and white Florence Gondola Print Shirt, the Pink and Grey Hot Air Balloon Shirt and a navy and grey bird print. And for those cycling enthusiasts amongst us there is the eye-catching yellow and navy bicycle print. Printed accessories, such as elephant and monkey print ties, are also available.
Women, too, can choose from a wide range of stunning prints. You could go for the beautiful White and Lilac Butterfly Flight Print Shirt, a slim fitted navy shirt with white and blue swallows or a pretty berry heart explosion print (my favourite). Again these can be paired perfectly with a suit or equally well with flats and skirts or denims for out-of-the-office days. There are short and long sleeves available – ideal for our unpredictable British summer.
Of course, if you just want a plain black or white shirt, Hawes & Curtis have those too. In fact they have such a wide range that you really need to pop into a store to see for yourself. The friendly staff will be more than delighted to help find the best product for you. Happy shopping!
We also have a competition for you to win a Hawes & Curtis shirt of your own, are you feeling lucky…?