Ralph Lauren is unbelievably flexible. With all of their different ranges and diffusion lines, they grace every section of society. You could draw a Venn diagram with categories like “rich banker”, “casual wear”, “mild-mannered student”, man, even something like “Bronx-based drug dealer”, and in the middle, they’d all overlap and be united by Ralph Lauren.
This piece does two things: it’s slightly acid washed, which has created a sort of tie-dye effect, and it’s also an oxford shirt. Oxford shirts are a bit of a preppy domain, and tie-dye, well, we all know the associations there. So if you’ve spent your youth in fields, at squats, flirted with veganism and now you need a shirt for dinner with your parents that doesn’t betray your soul, this is it. “That’s a nice shirt”, I can hear your Mum yes. Yes, yes it is.