Thicker Shirts: Restore some warmth

Winter indoors, unless you’ve got marvellous heating, can still send a shiver down your spine. Some wear coats, but to lift the weight off your shoulders, here we pick out a selection of thicker shirts that are great layering pieces for the outdoors and even better top layers for inside the home.
David Bowie pictured at the Dorchester Hotel, London, 1977 (Photo via Alamy)

Winding down for the Christmas holidays this year is like checking yourself into a wellness retreat in Arizona, when you’re in supreme health and can’t remember the last time you had a drink. Edging towards ten months since we were first in lockdown, there will be a large section of people who feel an urge to be winding up due to the lack of office parties, daily commutes and endless after-work drinks that in years-gone-by has knocked the stuffing out of you.

Right on cue for the holiday season, most of us are going to be largely confined to our homes again. Even in the first lockdown in March, the weather scenarios advocated shirts in lighter fabrics, so we’ve never taken the attributes of thicker shirts, whilst at home that seriously. Wearing an orange Casentino coat, perched at my desk, looking out to the snow-capped mountain peaks of mid-Wales (there’s a short window of heating in the house) it’s been murmured plenty of times that a coat isn’t necessary. They would be right except a bare wardrobe of shirts in heavier materials has left me with no option – where I’ve now got to the point that something has to be done about it and there’s no better place to find one than on


    Freddie Anderson


    December 2020


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