Spring Etiquette: The Henley General Style 39 Comments

Travis Gumbs: Lately, I find myself becoming increasingly bored with the regular collared shirt.  With that being said, the henley is now one of my many recent obsessions. There  aren’t many items that cater to the same looks and purposes as the henley. It is an item that can find itself suitable in just about any situation. It can be worn casually to the gym or formally under a blazer. This unique shirt was actually named after the English town, Henley on Thames where the shirt was  uniform for the rowers of the town.

The Henley that I am sporting is none other than The Brooklyn Circus. This Henley is a bit different from the average 3-5 button type. It buttons all the way down and has a two button fastener. What I love about this henley is its many small details.  The white cuffs/ front placket, the leather tag and the red button stitching puts this shirt into a league of its own. This henley is very form-fitting so it is perfect  to use as a layering piece. I would recommend a size up, I normally wear a medium and the large fits me perfectly. They are also available in blue and grey. Check them out here.

The Henley is most known by many as being used primarily as a sporting or an  undergarment peiece. Fit Details:

Theres not much left to say about this outfit, most of it has been showcased and talked about on here already. The glasses are a new look; I got tired of consistently wearing contacts so opted for these Tom Ford frames. The trousers have been my favorite pants for some time now and it is sad knowing that it will soon be to warm to sport them. They are actually part of a suit. I had them tailored, cropped and double cuffed for a somewhat different look than what I’m used to. I’m looking forward to seeing how this style plays out with some other pants.


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  • Adam

        posted on May 7 , 2011 :

    Beautiful waistcoat.

  • Franky

        posted on May 7 , 2011 :

    OMG!!! I love this outfit just because you have on that amazing shirt, Banana Republic pants (I work there…LOL), and I have become obsessed with the Clarks desert boot which Banana also sells. Like of all the shoes we carry for men, those stand out the most to me. =)

  • James R

        posted on May 7 , 2011 :

    great look, i love the way bkc adds something different to something simple to make it way better

  • Dave

        posted on May 7 , 2011 :

    The BK Circus website seems to be no longer operational. Is the link working for anybody else?

  • Natural Swagga

        posted on May 7 , 2011 :

    I love the corduroy vest especially and the rest of the outfit is nice. It’s really laid back for one of those “cool out” sunny Spring days.

  • Anonymous

        posted on May 7 , 2011 :

    Where did you get the holdall from? It’s pretty much just what I’m looking for!

  • Zachary Gray

        posted on May 7 , 2011 :

    I see the digi camo pocket square, I never received mine from the giveaway this past winter! :(

  • The Arrogant Male

        posted on May 7 , 2011 :

    I’ve never been a big fan of henleys, but you wear this one well. I can’t help but focus on that vest, though. Amazing.

  • Reggie

        posted on May 7 , 2011 :

    That pocket square is such a crucial detail!

  • jen smith

        posted on May 7 , 2011 :

    What a great look!!! I love it….I also see that henley’s are being used to layer with as another option to the plain crew or v neck under shirt. It adds a little bit of a surprise to an outfit…..


  • Zachary Gray

        posted on May 7 , 2011 :

  • Joy

        posted on May 8 , 2011 :

    Love the colour palette! I love how versatile Henleys are.

  • Luigi Alba

        posted on May 8 , 2011 :

    Very nice color combinations! I like the feel of it.

  • Lou

        posted on May 8 , 2011 :

    Love this look, another great post :D

  • Valentine

        posted on May 8 , 2011 :

    Very nice shirt…. I like it!

    Diary of a fashion styist_

  • Tom

        posted on May 8 , 2011 :

    Trav those DB’s have a really interesting texture? Is that just wear and tear or did they come like that? And those trousers are awesome, and camel hair is probably one of the most comfortable materials out there. Great look!

  • M?RV

        posted on May 9 , 2011 :

    I like the white cuffs, it gives an extra level of quality to the piece. The added red stitching and patch are killer. Continue to good work.

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        posted on May 9 , 2011 :

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  • Aadel

        posted on May 9 , 2011 :

    I really like the fit of the Henley. Again…you can never go wrong with a pair of Clarks Desert Boots….NEVER! Good stuff

  • Tev

        posted on May 10 , 2011 :

    Wicked fit man !

  • Swan

        posted on May 11 , 2011 :

    You might want to check out a book I have been reading. It’s so detail and legacy oriented it causes me anxiety. I can only take small doses at a time. It’s called Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing by David Page Coffin. He’s a master shirt maker and only makes shirts and seems to live and breath them. Every collar type, pocket, pleat, cuff etc is listed and explored. I’m not suggesting you make shirts, though who knows, but if you want detail obsession and history this intense book will give you a heart attack in a good way.

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        posted on May 11 , 2011 :

    Love the site! Your Picture answers a question I had just this morning. ” Do the colors of your clothes have to be an perfect match.
    You all have also dealt items and introduced me to items of clothing that I may not have considered before!

  • PJ

        posted on May 11 , 2011 :

    What a delightfully epic little look. I’m gonna show case it on my blog!

    - PJ.


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        posted on May 11 , 2011 :

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        posted on May 11 , 2011 :

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        posted on May 12 , 2011 :

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        posted on May 12 , 2011 :

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  • Random Passerby

        posted on May 12 , 2011 :

    You guys look so nice! I love the arrangements I have seen!

    Good luck and keep it up.

  • Allroundgyal / Olnuzola

        posted on May 14 , 2011 :

    Adore that color theme.. can’t get enough of the earthy atmosphere !

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  • BG

        posted on May 16 , 2011 :

    White socks work because of the white cuffs? Nice. Haven’t seen anyone pull off white socks since Steve McQueen! ;)

    Also loving the waistcoat.

  • The Ca$h

        posted on May 17 , 2011 :

    I have undergarments similiar to this, thanks for updating me with the name… lol.
    Anyway “The Henley” fits you well.. great post Trav.

  • Thabo

        posted on May 19 , 2011 :

    that is just wear and tear on the desert boots??

  • Sartorial_Suggestions

        posted on May 19 , 2011 :

    I’m SO feelin’ you on the henley bro! I blogged about this cool spring/summer essential also, of course you added your usual swag with the pocket square and corduroy waistcoat.. lovin’ it my man!

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        posted on May 19 , 2011 :

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  • Mandark

        posted on May 22 , 2011 :

    the look is very nice i like it.

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  • Bren @ B So Chic!

        posted on May 26 , 2011 :

    pure hotness. love all the colors and that yellow looks amazing on ur complexion!

  • Me.

        posted on August 5 , 2011 :

    Who’s that guy in the picture?

  • farrah

        posted on November 21 , 2011 :

    really diggin’ the shirt and glasses.

  • Anonymous

        posted on December 28 , 2011 :

    Nice post, but hat is not a Henley, it is a band collar shirt.