With Spring finally arriving and the temperatures getting a tad warmer, it’s that time of year to review the wardrobe and reassess those daily essentials. A staple of any gentleman’s wardrobe is the classic Oxford shirt, equally at home in the board room as it is on a night out with the lads and GANT’s newest launch certainly ticks both boxes.
GANT launched the Tech Prep range in early February, with a focus on maintaining comfort whilst being active. With Swedish heritage, it is no surprise that GANT have a reputation for innovation; the Tech Prep range incorporates innovative fabrics that are breathable and wick sweat to help support an active lifestyle.
As someone that is often rushing around London from meeting to meeting and on and off hot, sweaty tubes and buses, I thought I would give their newest addition a test run.
For me, the gym is a big part of my daily routine and there is nothing worse than putting on a shirt straight after a tough session, rushing into Central, to find the inevitable has happened. The Tech Prep fabrics are lightweight and designed to keep you cool, perfect for post-workout and as we approach those warmer (slightly..) months.
The fabric is made from the innovative microfiberpolyester, designed to move sweat away from the body to the fabric surface, where it evaporates and a result are also quick drying – another huge plus for those that live life in the fast lane and often leave their washing until the very last minute on Sunday evening!
The Tech Prep range is available online but I am still a firm believer in the ‘in-store’ experience. GANT have recently opened a new Flagship, 184-186 Regent St and it’s worthwhile getting some expert advice when choosing the right fit and style, whether it be a classic solid colour or more adventurous check or stripe.
The shirts are slim fitted and the perfect design for the modern man; equally stylish untucked or tucked in for a smarter look. I went for a size small and paired with a blazer (also from GANT) it’s the perfect medium between smart and casual.
A typical day for me starts with meetings and ends with an evening event or dinner, so my outfit needs to be flexible and well balanced. The Tech Prep’s versatility means it’s the ideal all rounder for a day away from the home office, keeping me cool and comfortable throughout.
The Tech Prep collection launched in stores in early February with over 20 styles and can be found online here.
How do you guys like to style your shirts?
What are you favourite pieces from the collection?
This post was created in collaboration with GANT but all styling and thoughts are my own.