Easy Does It

April 08, 2022

A lightweight shirt made for the high summer

Summer fabrics don’t get much classier than seersucker. Loved by everyone from Atticus Finch to David Byrne, this classic cotton fabric has been keeping people cool for centuries now, and on those blistering hot days when you still want to look sharp, it’s still hard to beat.

It’s all down to that raised, ‘puckered’ texture that keeps air flowing between your skin and the fabric—meaning you stay fresh when everyone else melts into the floor like that bad guy with the glasses from Indiana Jones.

So when we set about making the ultimate laid-back summer shirt—the Easy Shirt—seersucker was the... erm... easy option.

Easy as 1,2,3,4

This may be stating the obvious, but a seersucker shirt needs to be breezy—after all, that’s kind of their whole reason for existence. That said, a lot of them don’t cut it, leaving you hot and bothered rather than cool and collected. That’s not a problem here—made from 155g/m2 organic cotton ours is definitely on the lighter side of things, and thanks to that trademark textured fabric it scores reassuringly high on the ol’ breeze-o-meter.

Crinkles—good. Creases—bad. That’s what you told us in your feedback, so we worked hard to make sure the Easy Shirt won’t turn into the Creasy Shirt after a few minutes on the beach. Made from organic cotton instead of linen, it’ll remain crisp and comparatively crease-free—and thanks to that winning combo of texture and stripes, the few creases that do appear will be hard to spot.

We’re not quite sure why, but seersucker shirts can often be a bit on the tight side, but we wanted to buck the trend and make one you can actually move your arms in. With the same tailored fit as our much-loved Oxford Shirt, the Easy Shirt gives you plenty of room to breathe, without being so baggy you get mistaken for a Happy Mondays roadie.

This is the Easy Shirt—not the Flimsy Shirt, so we lined that sharp button-down collar with canvas to help it hold its shape. Summer clobber doesn’t have to be slouchy.

So there you go—the Easy Shirt. Think of it like the Oxford Shirt’s chilled-out brother who spends his summer taking it easy in a beach hut on some quiet Balearic island. Slip it on, grab yourself a cold beverage and enjoy the summer.

Available in Off White and Navy, Off White and Green or Off White and Red—the only thing that’s not easy about this shirt is picking a colour.

Interested? The Easy Shirt will be available to preorder for 79€ from the 12th of April. If you want first dibs, you can hit this link below and we’ll be sure to notify you when you can grab it.

And if it doesn't work out when your shirt arrives, returns and exchanges are easy. The return costs are on us.

Need to know anything else? Ask away via the comments below, or alternatively, you can check our international Instagram page for more info.

Cheers,

The Asphalte Team

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