I’ve been wearing versions of this shirt for several years. Along with The Holiday Shirt, this is one of those styles I pack for every holiday or weekend away.
Earlier this year I eventually got round to refining the design into the pattern style you see here: The Pull-on Shirt.
This casual long sleeved shirt includes a distinctive front placket and back yoke details. The body is boxy and the sleeves are drop shoulder, for a relaxed fit. The cuffs and hem are finished with a deep turn with the addition of side splits in the hem to add a bit more style.
This style can be made up in a variety of fabrics but really suits light to medium weight linen. Linen has the right amount of crispness and pliability to achieve a neat front placket. This placket is the tricky part when making this style. There are step-by-step instructions but if you’ve never tackled this sort of placket before, make a toile, even if it’s just the placket section to master the perfect finish.
The Pull-on Shirt also suits cottons and chambrays, or for more fluidity try Tencel and viscose mixes.
The Pull-on Shirt, its everything a casual summer shirt should be, roomy, relaxed and stylish.