Yes, there he is. Paul Weller was spotted in (and out of) rehearsals in this particular shirt, which is from a label that was already on my radar.
That label is based in Italy (although it ships worldwide) and is a fairly new one, set up by Lorenzo Salvatori in 2016. Capirari is all about classic modernist and ivy league style, creating clothing that is inspired by the past but is still very wearable in the present.
The vast majority of the Capirari catalogue is shirts, but there is also some knitwear (which I may cover separately) and a raw Japanese selvedge denim range too.
In terms of the shirts, we are talking about pin collars, spear pint collars, tab collars and of course, plenty of 1960s-inspired button-downs. If any of that appeals, do check out the full range on the Capirari website.
But the item I am focusing on is a rather niche addition to the range. The ‘henley’ isn’t a widely-seen design, but it is a classic of the mid-20th century and when the sun shines, a great option that walks a fine line between formal and casual.
The Tahiti is the one design in the range, although it is available in two colour options and produced with attention to detail.
In fact, this short-sleeved shirt is handmade in Italy in limited numbers by skilled artisans, resulting in an Indian madras shirt with that henley collar with three buttons closure, a hand-sewn piped trim on the neckline and sleeve, an open box pleat at the back, a lower curved hem, ‘rare’ mother-of-pearl buttons and a semi-slim fit.
You can see the shirt being ‘worn’ courtesy of these photos of Paul Weller, with other close-up shots of the shirt here and on the Capirari website.
Sizes are small through to extra large for the henley collar shirt by Capirari and the price is €90. Not a bad price considering the work that goes into these shirts.
Big thanks to Andy Crofts for the use of the Paul Weller photos.