Historically sported by the rowers and athletes of Britain’s industrial era, the men’s henley now stands firmly divorced from its purely athletic origins. Into the 21st century, this menswear garment retains its signature comfortable ease-of-wear, emerging as a classic staple of men’s ready-to-wear. Paralleling the garment’s own fluidity throughout the centuries, this season’s collection illustrates the flexibility and sophistication of the henley. Whether featuring short sleeve or long sleeve constructions, or crafted from premium luxury fabrics, the flexibility of the henley silhouette has allowed designers to definitively put their own spin on the garment. Timeless iterations are rendered in ribbed cotton jerseys, while avant-garde leanings feature crisp, clean-lined cotton poplin constructions. Luxe silk jerseys and extraordinary attention to detail elevate this men’s casualwear essential to realm of high fashion. Harkening back to the freedom and ease of its sportswear origins, this season’s selection of henleys represents a clear sense of casual refinement within the realm of designer menswear.