The current era of men’s fashion is one of experimentation and risk unlike any we’ve seen. And though there are tons of trends that are just blips on the radar, some of the biggest shifts of the last few years are definitely here to stay. Like joggers, Longline shirts were first dismissed as a passing fad. However, the shirts have shown true staying power. If you don’t have one in your personal collection, it’s time to upgrade. And with a few simple guidelines, you can pull them off like a streetwear pro.
In a nutshell, a Longline shirt is your normal tee on steroids. It’s defined by its extra-long length. The style was first popularized by Givenchy head designer Riccardo Tisci’s designs for Kanye West.
The best way to rock your Longline shirt is with slim or skinny jeans and pants. Considering that your shirt is oversized, you need to play with proportion to keep your look in fashion forward territory. If you insist on wearing a more relaxed style of pants with your Longline tee, make sure those pants are tapered or cuffed at the leg opening. If every part of your look is oversized, you won’t look like an expert on the cutting edge of fashion-you’ll just look sloppy.
If you’re rocking a Longline shirt on a chilly evening, toss on a bomber jacket. The shorter jacket option hits right at your waist and adds an even more complex take on proportion.
For those just starting out with Longline shirts, try solid color options like our Basic Curved Hem Longline T-shirts with Side Zipper or Longline Crewneck Tshirts with Zippers. They’re the perfect introduction to what’s sure to become your new favorite style.
In the quest to figure out which streetwear trends are momentary obsessions and which ones are permanent fixtures, you can rest assured that Longline tees will be around for years to come.
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