Some things are just inevitable. For example, I know the every time I visit my local pharmacy it’s going to take three really slow members of staff to get from the moment I hand over my prescription… to me actually getting my hands on the medicine. I also know that if I want to watch a Colbert video on YouTube I’m going to have to watch five seconds of Wix trying to get me to build a website about cactuses.
Such is modern life. My expectations are rarely off-target. I’m never shocked, I’m hardly even surprised. Is this Sophnet shirt surprising? I mean, maybe… Just the merest whisper. It doesn’t look like the stuff Sophnet normally make, so, you know, there’s that…
Canada’s Haven on the other hand have continually supported the brand and this shirt, with its bolded-on activewear pocketing, is from the Fall drop.
Canada’s Haven on the other hand have continually supported the brand and this shirt, with its bolded-on activewear pocketing, is from the Fall drop. What I like about this is the brutal juxtaposition between what is, let’s be honest, a pretty generic pale blue oxford cotton button-down and those vibrant polyester poplin pockets. It comes across as kind of crude, kind of clumsy, but in the best possible way. The more I look at it, the more I want it.
Just look at the little toggle on the pockets for cinching; I’d stick my fags, lighter and perhaps a packet of wet wipes in there and bunch those things right up. It’s a lumpen collision between work shirt and anorak and it just works. It might be impossible to tuck in and entirely built for show, but this is one of the best Sophnet pieces I’ve seen.