Smart buy - Saint James Nautical Tee

A mainstay in menswear, the nautical t-shirt is the closest thing to an actual summer essential. While linen attracts creases and oxford shirts can feel too heavy for warmer weather, a t-shirt is perfect in terms of weight and style. And if you are going to go nautical, you'll be well served by going to one of the originators. Founded in 1850 by Léon Legallais, Saint James is named after the town where it was founded. Originally designed for young naval recruits to wear during their trial period, it's now become a menswear staple and, at £35, it's a difficult piece of history to deny. www.endclothing.co.uk

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