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Wednesday
Aug012012

How to Wear It: RCP Shirts

I thought I'd show you guys some of the shirts from Read's Clothing Project that are currently in our shop. My friend Mike stopped by the studio to try a couple of these on, so I decided to shoot a few images of the fit.

I've been friends with Read Wall since he first launched RCP and I've also been inspired by the growth within his evolving brand. The design of his shirts are based on a tailored fit and aesthetic, while remaining perfectly handsome and versatile. Read primarily uses Japanese fabrics for the oxfords and ginghams, while using Indian fabric (of course) for the summery Madras shirts. Each shirt is made in the USA. The standard components on all of this shirting includes a higher placement of the armholes, a locker loop on the rear yoke, the use of Corozo Buttons throughout, a single chest pocket and a lifetime guarantee. Yes, you read that correctly. All of the shirts are designed with a classic shirttail hem and cut with a higher hip; it allows a smoother tuck if you so choose.

For the top images I paired the Spread Collar Navy Madras Shirt with Rogue Territory Natural Canvas Trousers and added The Freeman Jacket in Grey. The jacket is made across the pond in Seattle by our friends Scott & Brittany Freeman. Quite different of course, from us here at Free / Man. This Navy Madras is airy, lightweight and breathable, which comes in handy in the heat. This kit has been somewhat of a uniform for me this summer. If you need this to be more office appropriate, tuck it in and add a tie or perhaps just a cotton blazer.

For the last few images I went with the Blue Seersucker Gingham and Rogue Territory RK Dark Indigo Trousers. I then added the belt we made with Wood & Faulk and one of our pocket squares from The Hill-Side. Blue upon blue is one of my favorite combinations.

Overall these shirts are comfortable and well fitting, two of the most important elements I seek out in a shirt. Make sure when you are ordering your shirt, you go up one size from your normal size as these fit small.

Mike's Measurements
• 6'3"
• 200lbs
• Waist 33/34
• Shirt Size: Large

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