How to Style a Henley: Fashion for Short Men
The Henley shirt has come a long way from its humble roots as the uniform for the rowing team of the English town of Henley-on-Thames. This versatile men’s shirt can be worn in a number of ways, making it an excellent addition to every short man’s wardrobe. Here are just a few tips on how to get the most from Henleys for short men.
How to Style a Henley
Wear a Henley All by Itself
First and foremost, you can wear a Henley shirt all by itself. The casual shirt looks great paired with everything from jeans, to shorts, to chinos, and should fit so the bottom of the Henley just covers the top of the button on your fly. It is a step up from a tee-shirt, but it is still casual enough to be a great fit for any occasion. The Henley’s buttons can be worn fastened or left undone — it is up to personal preference, with either look being perfectly acceptable fashion for short men.
Style a Henley with a Jacket
Henleys are great shirts to throw on when you know you’ll have a lightweight jacket or hoodie on over it all day. It is light enough to not add bulk or bunching, but still adds another element of style. This is still a very casual look, but layering the Henley can add visual interest, not to mention an extra level of warmth when the weather is cooler.
Style a Henley Under a Button-Down Shirt
Henleys make an excellent base to layer other shirts in contrasting patterns or colors over the top of. They can be worn under a button-down shirt open acting as more of a lightweight jacket, or they can be worn with the button-down closed, leaving the top button open to allow a bit of the Henley to show through. This is a great chance to mix it up, and create unique combinations that speak to your personal style.
Layering Your Henleys
Don’t think you have to stick with just a single layer for your Henley, either. The Henley can be paired with multiple layers to create a stylish look that will stand up to cooler weather. And it doesn’t need to be the bottom layer either — experiment with Henleys, jackets, and other shirts to find the right combination of fit, color, pattern, and warmth to get exactly the right look you’re going for.
Wear a Henley All by Itself
The Ash & Erie Collection of Henleys for Short Men
Now that you have some ideas of ways to wear your Henley shirt for short men, here are a few options to consider from the Ash & Erie collection.
Heather Navy Short Sleeve Henley
Looking for a classic Henley in a bold color choice? Then consider adding this piece to your wardrobe. It has the proper body length, designed specifically for the proportions of shorter men, and is made from a comfortable cotton/poly blend that is soft to the touch.
Heather Charcoal Henley
Having a dark, neutral color that looks great alone or layered with anything is a perfect choice for every short man’s closet. It is made from a soft-touch material, and is specifically designed as a casual shirt for short men.
Heather Olive Short Sleeve Henley
Looking for something different? Consider the olive green Henley, which makes a real statement both alone and as part of a layered wardrobe. You’ll be comfortable and stand out in this casual shirt.
Finally, you can never go wrong with a solid black Henley. This soft-touch Henley shirt will pair well with everything, and will never be out of season, or out of style.
Henleys are one of the most versatile short men’s shirts on the planet, and you’ll want to have more than one to choose from in your closet. This casual staple is the perfect piece for days when you want to just grab and go, as well as for when you want to layer it up to create bold, unique outfits that speak to your personal style. And getting pieces that you know are designed to fit your specific body shape and type just means you never have to worry about looking anything less than your best.