Men’s fashion is a constantly changing and evolving landscape, but there have always been a few constants over the past decades of what could be considered modern menswear. The suit, tie and dress shirt combination have always been relatively constant in formalwear and live on as the real staples of any man’s wardrobe if he has a more formal office job. Others with less formal jobs may forgo the tie or suit jacket for a more relaxed look, but the button up shirt remains as a symbol of professionalism. As trends come and go it is tough to know when to shell out for quality and when it might be better to go for a cheaper piece of clothing as you can’t often be sure when certain styles will stay or go. However, there are a few places that you can be sure that your money will be well spent when opting for quality, those places are for your menswear staples. Things like jeans, basic tees, and formalwear will always be classics at this point and you can’t really go wrong with them. The problem with these is that once you spend all the time and money to get that perfect tailored suit, dress shirt or pair of jeans they do eventually wear down in places while remaining relatively new in other areas.
This is where the Allen Young collection has got you covered, they are thinking ahead in order to make finding your favorite dress shirt and keeping it around easier than ever. The company is endeavoring to create shirts that will be specially designed to stand up to the test of time and regular wear in those areas that are usually the first to go. No longer will your favorite shirt have to be retired from wearing it too often, meaning that you won’t have to spend the time and go through the hassle of finding the perfect shirt more than once.
One of the classic mainstays of fashion, the dress shirt, is getting overhauled for the future with a look at the garment’s past. Removable collars and cuffs used to be a thing of the past but they’re coming back in order to give you a dress shirt that is more fashionably versatile and longer lasting in the areas that really see wear and tear and stains. In addition to the longevity and versatility that comes with replaceable cuffs and collars the Allen Young Collection is also spearheading something that menswear has really needed for a while now, sweat protection that works. In each of the shirts there are sweat protecting pads at the underarms to help absorb sweat before it gets to the shirt causing embarrassing stains.
Many fashion companies that have made waves in recent history started on kickstarter so it is nice to see another company using the platform to push the envelope in the world of men’s fashion. You can check out their kickstarter page to learn more about the specifics of this new breed of shirt or check out their website. They have got a number of different pledge tiers but to be honest I think the best value is gonna be in that 2 shirt tier. With multiple cuffs and collars you could probably get away with wearing your Allen Young shirts 4 out of 5 of your work days if you spiced things up with new ties or suits each day. The company has stated that they are hoping to offer a ton more sizes than the traditional small, medium, large or 34/16 that we typically see in dress shirts which will hopefully mean these shirts will fit just how you like them without a tailor.
In order to create some buzz about the company and their kickstarter (as well as to giveaway some free stuff) Allen Young has offered 20% off on pledges of $98 or more when you mention you came from my site as well as a 10% discount in the future if you join the mailing list now. If that isn’t enough to get you a little excited, there’s on more thing. With just your email address you can enter to win some of the first new shirts off the line in early February next year. The more money backing the whole thing the faster the shirts get to your door, so be sure to share on your socials if you’re feeling it.