Henley shirt, a collarless pull over shirt, characterized by a 10-centimeter-long (4In) placket. Placket is an opening in the upper part of trousers, or at the neck or sleeve of a garment that allows clothing to be put on or removed easily, but sometimes used purely as a design tool. Placket can also be found at the neckline of  shirts beneath the round-line, usually with 2-5 buttons.

Henley shirt essentially resembles a collarless polo shirt. The sleeves of the shirt may either be long or short and are mainly made from fabrics such as cotton, cotton-polyester and from synthetic materials. Henley shirt fall under the category of men’s wear that can be worn as business and casual wear.

They have been attributed to the rowing crews in England in Henley-on-Thames. The mainstream popularity of the Henley’s can be attributed back to the early 1900s where the shirt originally started as a uniform top.

Henley shirts are a versatile addition to any wardrobe or closet, since they can transit well from casual wear to dressier look.

Types Of Henley Shirts In Vogue

wearing a henley shirt
wearing a henley shirt

Henley shirt come in different styles which include but not limited to athletic, casual and the sleepwear styles; athletic Henley shirts come with team logos, player no, and with customized sport graphics, sleep wear Henley is designed for a night time wear, it is also called the thermal Henley, they also make an excellent choice for layering under other tops in cold days.

Casual Henley’s along with the V neck Henley’s pair greatly with jeans and shorts making them perhaps the most versatile types available.

Available in so many colors, its essential to choose those that are versatile enough to wear with a variety of pants and shoes. Grey, black, white and blue are good choices, since the color flatters most body types and pair well with nearly every other clothing piece. Print is another option for those that want to add a touch of flair to their look.

Design choice could be determined by the season of the year, designed in 3 different variation like short sleeve, long sleeve and even quarter sleeve.

Henley shirts are a blend between polo and casual collarless t-shirts with an extra button to bring together the necklines, a true hybrid of a polo and a t-shirt.

Henley shirts can be worn with nice pants which include blue jean, Khakis, chinos etc. The designs and overall feel for Henley shirts to be supplied with different styles and colors as well including stripes and other patterns.

Henley shirts are a classic alternative to the T-shirt which is a stylish casual shirts for Men.

So are you looking to add an extra piece of stylish clothing to your, if you already have Henley shirts, look to add different design varieties. If you are just starting out, then go for them, the extra buttons on the Henley’s adds a blend of comfort and  versatility that is second to none.


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