UNIFORM | Alexander Olch Women's Shirting


When it comes to high-end women's shirting, there are only a handful of labels that keep pace with menswear trends—I'm talking about shirts with silhouettes that are feminine, not matronly, and collars that aren't the same length as John Travolta's getup from Saturday Night Fever. Thankfully menswear accessories and shirtmaker Alexander Olch has risen to the task. After he opened his first permanent store late last year he was surprised about who was walking in the door. Half of his customers were women. They were buying for their friends, boyfriends, dads, kids, and always asking if his Italian cotton shirts were available for women. They weren't until last week when Mr. Olch launched his first women's collection. "This is not your boyfriend's shirt, this is your shirt," Olch says. Well put. And, I love that he engineered the shirt to hold a necktie, should the occasion rise. All shirts are made in New York. They're available for purchase online and at Barneys New York.

4 comments:

That's Not My Age said...

I'm wearing shirts all the time these days & like the look of these.

RCM said...

they are so lovely, but look short? I have the world's longest torso and I am constantly searching for long bodied shirts. But I feel like it's not just long torso ladies who appreciate a long shirt? Does anyone know a shirtmaker who makes a shirt you can actually tuck in (and KEEP tucked in when you like, breathe,) while still fitting well and in a feminine way?

Ruth said...

Yes, why are women's shirts always made so short? That is really annoying!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shirts, but I hope that someday I can actually afford the things you post.