I have never enjoyed wearing the standard, stuffy formal shirt, tucked inside my pants, the collar suffocatingly buttoned, often with a tie or bow in tow. Formal wear has never been my thing, actually. I enjoy wearing a shirt as a layer and so, when I chanced upon longlines, they made a lot of sense to me. You can wear them as a layer, button them up for an ethnic vibe or wear them with a dinner jacket for a formal event. Here’s a few ways to wear them.


Button them, roll up your sleeves and team them with slim pants or joggers, with sneakers or nerdy brogues (sockless, of course) for a casual IDGAF vibe. If you don’t like your shirts droopy and too baggy, make sure you pick one that is tailored to your shoulder size.


Ripped, slim denims, a distressed tee and a dark coloured longline overshirt are definitely a winner. Mess up that hair, wear some bands on your wrists and slip into some weather-beaten loafers – easy, done easily.


For those who love layers, this one will be a hit. Wear a longline zip shirt on a pop-coloured tee, and wear an open longline shirt on top of them both. Slim black pants and loafers (or lace ups) should do the trick. The zip detail adds a cool sense of edge, while making you look effortless.


Slim pants, a buttoned up longline shirt, a well-cut dinner jacket and black patent leather shoes with slick hair – they’ll love you. You can always wear a loose tank under the shirt and unbutton it for the after party at the club. Now that’s layering done right.