Looking for something a tad smarter than a regular T-shirt to wear into the office as the weather heats up? The deep-placket top seems to be filling the spot previously filled by the polo shirt in recent years, as a smarter alternative to the T-shirt. Whilst being a particularly nasty word – a placket – the double layer of fabric holding buttons or poppers at the neckline of a shirt (clearly I’m on a mission to decipher obscure fashion terms this week!) adds a touch of grandad-shirt smartness to an otherwise basic top. As with the deep-V popularised by American Apparel, the current trend for plackets is depth. This enables you to stay buttoned-up at your desk whilst giving you the option to reveal your man-cleavage in the pub beer garden come hometime. And options are always nice.
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This grey cardigan from Alexander McQueen’s McQ range has got an asymmetric fastening with ruching detail. The detailing is subtle enough for everyday wear buta bit more interesting than your average cardie. Available from Asos for £215 it’s the kind of item that will give you a sense of class and smart with minimum effort.
August is traditionally the month when France shuts down, goes on holiday and people start thinking about ‘La Rentrée’. You could call it the French New Year as the whole country gets gripped by ‘Rentrée’ fever, not just schoolchildren but grown adults too.
Around late August with thoughts of the Rentrée ingrained into my mind I always start feeling a little more preppy, and a little more traditional. French Connection’s Airspeed cardigan (£90) diligently ticks all these boxes and instills the excitment of the Back to School feeling even though it’s been a mighty long time since I set foot in a school! The front placket is a nice detail and with the contrasting pockets it’s a smart choice for winter.