The Distinction Of A “Modern Classic”: The Black Cotton Shirt

The Black Cotton Shirt:  A Twill Weave Of Statement Style
The Black Cotton Shirt: A Twill Weave Of Statement Style

The black cotton shirt. A modern classic that certainly presents a case for a statement of simplicity paired with dramatic elegance. A twill weave of high quality cotton, dyed in deep black, is an emblem of modern style. A new classic, perhaps, that is timeless. A crisp seasonless classic of all-cotton style, this long sleeve button front and collared shirt has assuredly become a dependable basic within the collection of clothing that fills my wardrobe. The black cotton shirt is not only a stylish statement of its own right but also an essential layering piece. When worn with the confidence of the modern woman or the modern man, the casual yet streamlined appeal provides perfection in a long-sleeve button down. With its long sleeves and cuffs, collared neckline and slim fit, the versatility paired with tailored elegance is certainly a balance of simplicity and form. And confident style

Of course, how you care for a shirt of intense dyed appeal is key. Dyed cottons are known to fade over time. However, hang drying or dry cleaning these shirts of deep style will assist in prolonging the arrival of the fade factor. It is said that cotton shirts with the addition of synthetic fibers of Lycra assist in cotton holding the dye. Mercedized cotton shirts also seem to provide a deeper, rich black color than other cottons. That said, of the possible fade factor that may lie ahead? The retirement of a shirt from one’s wardrobe paired with its replenishment of another iconic black cotton shirt is a worthwhile expenditure and investment. As Coco Chanel once said: “Fashion fades, but style remains the same”. Or consider the words of Yves Saint-Laurent: “Fashion fades but style is eternal”. Alas, taken a bit out of context to state the case for a garment of fading capabilities, it is style that remains. And of the iconic style of the modern and streamlined cotton black shirt? Timeless elegance. That said, the choice of 100% cotton or the additives of Lycra or stretch poplin, which add to its versatility in wearability of distinct style, the selection of a black cotton shirt to one’s wardrobe will not disappoint. I believe its timeless allure equally rivals the classic white cotton shirt. Timelessness of modern style, indeed.

Modern & Classic:  The Black Cotton Shirt
Modern & Classic: The Black Cotton Shirt
Cindy Crawford:  Timeless In A Classic Black Shirt
Cindy Crawford: Timeless In A Classic Black Shirt

Consider the classic black cotton shirt. Whether casually worn with a relaxed and untucked appeal or “dressed up” in style, the deep, bold hue provides a polished look with an ease of comfort that the fabulous cotton fabric bestows. And of the black cotton shirt on the dashing and suave man? A demeanor of elegance seems to be acquired when worn with personal style. Whether adorning a woman or a man, the elegant and tailored, crisp appeal of the black cotton shirt will continue onward in fashion’s history. Of note, as I poured through fashion’s archives seeking iconic images of the “black cotton shirt”, I was astonished at the lack of images. Yet perhaps having found images of the eternally elegant Caroline Bessette-Kennedy verifies the timelessness of the black cotton shirt. That said, perhaps there needs to be more focus, more attention, on the indelible style of the black cotton shirt. Indeed, I state the case for the confident elegance of the black cotton shirt…

Kristin

 Myself In A Perennial Favorite:  A Black Cotton Shirt
Myself In A Perennial Favorite: A Black Cotton Shirt
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6 thoughts on “The Distinction Of A “Modern Classic”: The Black Cotton Shirt

    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts…
      Remember that with fashion, attitude is everything. Perhaps being comfortable in what we choose to wear is the beginning. The attitude in owning what we adorn ourselves with is certainly also key…with bold confidence…
      Kristin

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