- Weighty organic cotton
- A button placket that stays put
- Tailored fit made in Portugal
A basic that's really easy to wear. Provided we sorted out a few commonplace failings.
Too many look like pyjamas
They lose their shape after two spins in the wash
The fabric is too thin
The sleeves twist too easily
An exercise in simplicity and efficiency
Nice and thick
Too flimsy and it twists, too heavy and it makes you sweat. Fabric’s tricky stuff. At 220gr/m2, the 100% organic cotton we used here has just the right weight to fall nicely and endure years of spin cycles, without leaving you sweating buckets in hot weather.
Twists no one's arm
Or any other part of your body for that matter. We used the same jersey-knit that goes into our t-shirts here. You probably know by now that this fabric simply doesn’t budge, twist or stretch in the wash. Not only that, it actually gets better with age. Knit a thing to fret about.
Not for sleepyheads
Nope, we're all fully awake and caffeinated over here, and we’re not making pyjamas (yet). And to prove it we’ve developed a tailored fit that looks damn sharp, even if this is one the most comfortable things in your wardrobe. The Henley drapes nicely down from your shoulders without being too tight or too loose.
Buttoned-up in a good way
23 cm of pure attention to detail. Note the three spatially-aware buttons, as well as the button placket in poplin that helps keep the buttons in place and on form. We love a saloon bar as much as the lot, but we’re not in the Wild West - we don’t want wrung-out sweat-stained plackets here.
No shenanigans when it comes to our products. The Henley is made from certified organic cotton that uses 25% less water, no GMO crops or pesticides. It's better for everyone involved: the workers who grow it, the chaps who wear it, and the planet.
Straight from the hardware store
We aren’t on about your next dodgy DIY project, we’re talking about the strong, round neckline on the Henley. We make it with a triple layer, meaning that we sandwiched a layer of jersey between the ribbing. It's an old-school detail that’s been neglected by many over time, but it looks great and does exactly what you asked for, so we’ve brought it back
No twisting with the 10cm ribbing on the sleeve cuffs. Slip in, slip out, push them up, push them back down, you can do all sorts of things but your cuffs will always come back to their original shape. Again, another tried-and-tested detail we picked up on our way and brought back to life.
A touch of history
The Henley’s evolution from hardworking undershirt to easy, everyday garment has made the half-moon stitching on the back of the neck unnecessary. We just don’t sweat enough these days, we’re a lazy lot by and large... But it's still a nice authentic detail and the flatlock stitching helps to keep the shoulder seams in place so we’ve kept it. And if you do find yourself chopping wood let us know if it helps.
Front row seat
Fair play to the Brits for inventing this one. A key feature in any wardrobe and a genuine alternative to the t-shirt. It looks rubbish with a top hat, but seriously good with jeans, shorts or chinos and is about as easy to throw on in the morning as rolling over and hitting the snooze button. A true all-rounder.
What goes into making your Henley?
The materials have travelled a total of 6,498 km (4,037 miles) from field to doormat.
Production of raw materials
Cooperative farm Turkey
Marteks Maras Turkey
Environmental certifications : OCS, GRS
Environmental certification : OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Gravotêxtil Sociedade De Acabamentos Têxteis S.A. Portugal
Environmental certification : OCS, RCS
Environmental certification : OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Environmental certifications : OCS
Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Henley we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:
of CO2 emitted
Equivalent to 32.9 kms (or 20.4 miles) travelled by car.
of phosphor released in the water
Equivalent to growing 4.4 kg of apples.
Equivalent to 12.3 hours electric heating (in an avg. flat).
No Sweat !
We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 6€ irrespective of how many pieces of the same item you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.
Easy to change your size
If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe, these are free. For countries in the rest of the world, we ask you to pay the return cost and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.
IT’S A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT
Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.