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The Henley

Navy

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  • Weighty organic cotton
  • A button placket that stays put
  • Tailored fit made in Portugal
Navy
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A basic that hasn't disappointed since 10BC.

Ok, that’s an exaggeration. But it’s steeped in history all the same, and with plenty left in the tank to be around for a while yet.

A survey full of surprises

1

They look like pyjamas

2

They twist after 2 spins in the wash

3

The fabric is too thin

4

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. At 220gr/m2, this 100% organic cotton has just the right weight to fall nicely, endure many spin cycles and keep you cool even in hot weather.

Twists no one's arm

Or any other part for your body for that matter. Because we used the same jersey-knit that goes into our t-shirts. We, and maybe also you by now, know all about this fabric and it simply doesn’t budge, twist or stretch in the wash and gets better with age.

Not for sleepyheads

Nope, we're all fully awake and caffeinated here and we’re not making pyjamas yet. And to prove it we’ve developed a tailored fit that looks 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 keep order. We love a saloon like the next man but we’re  not in the Wild West after all.

Straight from the hardware store

Not your dodgy DIY project, 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 fallen away over time but it looks great and does exactly what you asked for so we’ve brought it back 

Organic goods

No shenanigans when it comes to our products. The Henley is made from certified organic cotton that uses 25% less water, no GMO crops and pesticides. It's safe for everyone involved, from our planet, to the workers and you.

Ribbing ftw

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 old school detail we picked up on our way and brought back to life.

A touch of history

The evolution of The Henley 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 working these days. 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 key piece of 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.

As easy as 1, 2, Henley 

Traceability

What goes into making your Henley?

The materials have travelled a total of 12,610 km (7,835 miles) from field to doormat.

Production of raw materials

Cooperative farm India

Environmental and social certification : Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Spinning

India, Tamil Nadu

Environmental certifications : OEKO-TEX Standard 100, OCS and an extra certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights. Social certification : BCI

Weaving

Portugal

Environmental certification : OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Social certification : BSCI

Dyeing

Portugal

Finish

Portugal

Environmental certification : OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Social certification : BSCI

Washing

Portugal

Environmental certifications : OEKO-TEX Standard 100, OCS and an extra certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Transport

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: 

4.72 kg

of CO2 emitted

Equivalent to 86 kms (or 53 miles) travelled by car.

124 L

water consumption

Equivalent to 2 five min showers.

81.6 MJ

energy depletion

Equivalent to 28 hours electric heating (in an average appartment).

Hit them for 6

Off white

A truly historic shade.

Deliveries & exchanges

Delivery costs

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

Satisfied or your money back

It costs nothing to try

If you ever change your mind or the product doesn't meet your expectations when you receive it, all you have to do is send it back unworn and we'll refund you. Easy.

The Team

There were four of us when we launched Asphalte in 2016. We had a few years' experience in fashion and we wanted to make clothes, but not just any old clothes. Well-made clothes, designed to last, using amazing materials and made in good conditions.

The guys we had in mind were our mates, who liked clothes but who weren't willing to bankrupt themselves for a pair of jeans. We asked them questions to find out what they expected from a brand. Their answers were so enlightening that we opened the questionnaires up to everyone. Best decision.

Since then, you have been the focus of our thoughts. Asking for your opinion about a product is the starting point for our design process, and that won't change.

We're not here to reinvent the wheel. We're here to make your wardrobe classics but with the best materials and the best manufacturers. Above all, we're here to make things simple, things that you'll still be able to wear in ten years' time.

Over three years, we've gradually put together the dream team to take on the world. Today, there are 45 of us, and our only aim is to make your favourite clothes, in a quality that was once reserved for a handful of men.

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