The Henley



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  • 100% organic heavy-knit cotton jersey
  • Hardwearing ribbing
  • Non-twist, made in Portugal


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A look that’s been in since 10BC.

Ok, maybe 10BC’s a bit of a stretch. But the Henley’s steeped in history all the same, the go-to for archers, merry men, rowers and — now — anyone who wants a long-sleeve tee with a bit more about it. With new colours and textures in the mix, this all-rounder’s ready to go with anything you fancy - to a point.

A should-be staple, but some aren’t up to scratch...


Looked like pyjamas


Lost their shape after two spins in the wash


Fabric was too thin


Sleeves twisted 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 cotton we used for this classic has just the right weight to fall nicely, while being sturdy enough to endure years of spin cycles. And it won’t leave you sweating buckets in hot weather. On top of that the certified organic cotton we went for uses 25% less water and is GMO-free. It's better for everyone involved: the workers who grow it, the chaps who wear it, and the planet.

Twists no one's arm

We used the same jersey-knit that goes into our t-shirts here. As you know by now, 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). To prove it we’ve developed a tailored fit that looks damn sharp. The Henley drapes nicely down from your shoulders without being too tight or too loose, but this’ll still be one the comfiest things in your wardrobe.

Buttoned-up. The right 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 in line. We love a saloon bar as much as the next lot, but we’re not in the Wild West now - there’s no place for wrung-out sweat-stained plackets here, dude.

Colourways for days

You lot gave our last Henley a very ship-shape 8.6/10 but mentioned you’d like a few more options as far as colours go. Well, we live to serve - within reason - so we added a tasty vintage grey marl, a dark green and ink blue options to the mix. The grey marl and the dark green are finished in a honeycomb-like texture, making this version of the Henley even more of a pairing walk in the park.

Straight from the hardware store

We aren’t on about your latest dodgy DIY project, we’re talking about the strong 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 technique often neglected of late, but it looks great and does exactly what you need. So we’ve brought it back.

Ribbing ftw

The 10cm ribbing on the cuffs’ll keep things orderly. Slip in, slip out. Push them up, pull them back down. You can do what you want with them, but your cuffs will keep bouncing right back to their original shape. This is another tried-and-tested workwear detail too many people pass by.

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… But it's still a nice authentic detail and the flatlock stitching helps to keep the shoulder seams in place. 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 6,668 km (4,143 miles) from field to doormat.

Production of raw materials

Cooperative farm Turkey


Marteks Maras Turkey

Environmental certifications : OCS, GRS


Eigui - Malhas E Confeções, S.A. Portugal

Environmental certification : OEKO-TEX Standard 100


Gravotêxtil Portugal

Environmental certification : OCS, RCS

Garment make

Eigui - Malhas E Confeções, S.A. Portugal

Environmental certification : OEKO-TEX Standard 100


Road Haulage.

Environmental Impact

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:

3.84 kg

of CO2 emitted

Equivalent to 39.6 kms (or 24.6 miles) travelled by car.

0.29 g

of phosphor released in the water

Equivalent to growing 4.9 kg of apples.

67.75 MJ

energy depletion

Equivalent to 22.9 hours electric heating (in an avg. flat).

No Sweat !

Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ 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.


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.

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