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    Henley Ideas

    Hey everyone,
    It’s finally get cool here in the desert and I was wondering if anybody has recommendations on henleys. I am looking more for one that aren’t the waffle style. They just remind me to much of traditional long underwear. I am a bigger fan of the smooth fabric. I was hoping Joe would post a 2020 version of the Henley Palooza but I guess he got busy; though I am expecting it soon as I ask.
    Thanks everyone

    #2
    I like the Target Goodfellow henley which tends to get good reviews on the main site. Raglan sleeves, curved hemline (looks finished when untucked), flattering slim fit, well designed placket, dirt cheap, available in smooth fabric.

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      #3
      I'm a big fan of Buck Mason's t-shirts. The pima cotton is very soft and lightweight, and the curved hem on the bottom is a total game changer in the way it helps the shirt drape. I don't have any of their henleys, but they make them out of the same fabric so I imagine they are just as good. They would be my first choice if I was in the market for new henleys.

      If you want a cheaper option I picked up a few henleys from J Crew Factory a few years back. They have a solid weight to them and have held up just fine after several years. The ones I have had metal buttons, but it looks like they've switched to plastic for the current ones.

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        #4
        I also have a couple of the Target Goodfellow henleys from a few years ago. I like them. Smooth, lightweight fabric and the fit is really great for me (slim). After a dozen washes or so, the neck has puckered a bit, but not too bad.

        I also grabbed one of the Amazon Goodthreads "sueded cotton" henleys. Also has raglan sleeves. The fit is slightly roomier (but still pretty good) and the fabric is pretty substantial. Much thicker than Target's. Soft and buttery. I like it.

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          #5
          I swear joe mentioned there was a "best henleys" roundup up coming out but that was weeks ago

          I love

          -goodthreads on amazon
          -suitsupply
          -j crew
          -banana republic

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            #6
            I have merino ones from Bonobos which are nice, although dry clean only. For casual, I like Marine Layer. Have not tried, but have read good things about Pistol Lake.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Slubby Linen View Post
              I like the Target Goodfellow henley which tends to get good reviews on the main site. Raglan sleeves, curved hemline (looks finished when untucked), flattering slim fit, well designed placket, dirt cheap, available in smooth fabric.
              I picked up 2 of these on one of their $15 sales not expecting much, and I love them! I had to size down from my normal size, since they are target 'traditional' fit, but the fit and cut is fantastic on me. Ended up grabbing a third in another color. They are pretty lightweight - think a heavy, long sleeved t-shirt, but work well to later with.

              I also have 3 Gap henleys from last season and also love them. They are heavier weight than the Goodfellows and make a great New England cool/cold weather casual shirt.

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                #8
                Originally posted by drocpsu View Post

                I picked up 2 of these on one of their $15 sales not expecting much, and I love them! I had to size down from my normal size, since they are target 'traditional' fit, but the fit and cut is fantastic on me. Ended up grabbing a third in another color. They are pretty lightweight - think a heavy, long sleeved t-shirt, but work well to later with.
                Good point about the sizing. I just checked and indeed the collar tag says "standard fit." I'm often a large (6'2" 180) but do a medium on these and the fit is spot on.

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                  #9
                  I too love the curve on Buck Mason shirts and I do have one and I also have 2 from Untuckit which are nice. Both give you what you want in a henley... they hang or drape beautifully.

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                    #10
                    The Express Slim Supersoft Long Sleeve Henley T-Shirt is the best. 50% off right now. Super soft, and four button placket. Fit is on the slimmer side, but its got good stretch. I have three in LS and SS
                    We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” ― Charles Bukowski

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Slubby Linen View Post

                      Good point about the sizing. I just checked and indeed the collar tag says "standard fit." I'm often a large (6'2" 180) but do a medium on these and the fit is spot on.
                      I just ended up buying a 4th color of the Target Goodfellow henleys yesterday for $10.50 on cyber monday. Am wearing one today - they are fantastic!

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                        #12
                        It's a bit more expensive, but check out Glad Hand & Co. pocket henleys. They have a really flattering body cut with ribbed knit sleeves. I picked up one in black and one in white from SOP last month.

                        https://www.snakeoilprovisions.com/p...t-henley-black

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                          #13
                          I'm an exception, in that I do not like the Target Goodfellow Henleys. I bought a handful cheap last Black Friday, and only wear them lounging around the house. I just don't love the fit and the collar sits weird.

                          I love my Gustin long sleeve T shirts, so ordered the 3 pack of Gustin Henleys this year.

                          I also wore out a Brooks Brothers "red fleece" t-shirt henley, as well as a sweater henley from BB. Really good quality and fit me well.

                          My best henley was an Old Navy one in teal that I picked up for $4 at the store. I got compliments all the time, and have worn it for years.

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                            #14
                            For a splurge, Pistol Lake makes a nice henley. They manufacture in the US and use either cotton or a synthetic blend (called Eudae). They designed Eudae to be a durable fabric which is quick drying, odor resistant, and can be worn multiple times (akin to the 72 hour Proof henley). I have a ;lightweight minimalist' henley which is great for warmer climates- it's smooth, comfortable, and good for a variety of settings. Rarely wash it. The fit is tapered / athletic rather than boxy = spousal applause. That said, it's **$80** when not on sale (sales are rare, like 2-3 times per year, will go to $60-70). I'm not sure if it's worth $80, but if you're going minimalist it may be worth buying it instead of 2-4 Express or Target Henleys. Customer service is good (60 day returns for any reason) so if you don't like it just ship it back. Currently out of stock- Pistol Lake started their Black Friday sale on Monday and by Wednesday they were pillaged. That said, they'll probably restock in a bit, and they have other, slightly heavier weight Henleys available.

                            I also have a long sleeve, cotton Patagonia henley. Lightweight but wears loosely (wife will let me wear in public but makes hippie jokes). The armpits are tight, however, and causes uncomfortable and unsightly pit stains if it gets warm. I sweat easily and profusely, so maybe others will fair better. Backcountry.com sells it for $50 without a sale.

                            That said, this $4 Old Navy henley sounds like a wonder garment.

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                              #15
                              +1 for the Amazon cotton henley. I have a few of them and they are a great bang for the buck. One note though they will shrink in the dryer. I air dry mine. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
                              Measurement Reference: 5'11" 185lbs 40R 32x32

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