There aren’t many items of clothing more rugged in terms of style or layering versatility than a white henley. Wear it with dark denim and a cardigan in the winter, lightwash denim and a jean jacket in the spring, or chinos across most of the rest of the year. The three-button placket is more visually interesting than a plain crewneck T-shirt, and if it’s made well, it can and should provide tons of styling potential. That’s why this week’s Style Pick of the Week goes to L.A.-based Pistol Lake, for the brand’s excellent (and incredibly affordable) take on this layering staple (note that the henley is available in a somewhat stunning six different colors, with plenty of sizes on tap).
I stumbled across this brand a few weeks ago and just had to reach out to them. William & Shane, the brand’s co-founders, were kind enough to send me the white henley seen here, as well as a V-neck tee (more on that in the coming weeks). They make everything right here in the good ol’ U.S.A., with quality that shows. This white henley is soft and yet manages to not feel flimsy at all — double stitching at stress points ensures that. The fit is spot-on: trim through the sleeves and upper arms, across the chest and through the body. And even the three-button placket is finished off with a nice touch — there’s the slightest amount of room between the top button and the shirt collar, creating a pleasing visual effect. So between the quality inherent in this piece and all kinds of wearability, this is one henley that’s absolutely worth buying.
Have you purchased anything from Pistol Lake? What’s your take on the brand?