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  • The shirts were named after the traditional uniform of rowers in the British town of Henley-on-Thames.

All-Season Shirt

Everyone's familiar with the Henley shirt—the long-sleeved pullover that looks a bit like the top half of a union suit. The underwear connotation makes sense. For decades, the only place you would've seen one was under the work shirt of a ranch hand. There was a brief comeback in the '90s, but if you've been dismissing them, take another look; which is easy since they're showing up everywhere. From Rugby's vintage style with a contrasting placket to Alternative Apparel's upgraded pima cotton with a pocket. The ultimate all-season shirt, they're ideal for layering in the winter and then come spring thaw, undoing the buttons and pushing up the sleeves.  And just because there's no collar, doesn't mean that you can't wear it with your favorite blazer. Or layer it over a striped T-shirt and under a flannel shirt and denim jacket (and a pea coat when it's really cold).

Unis (at right), $49
Alternative Apparel, $29.50

Rugby, $59.50





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