As a fashion writer, I spend hours each week writing about different fashion items from designer jeans to cosy hoodies, funky belts to stylish footwear. This week when I got asked to write about a t-shirt of my choice that conveys high-end styling, one brand immediately came to mind – Duck and Cover clothing.
Established in 1996, Duck and Cover clothing took the fashion industry by storm. The main reason for this is that their fashion philosophy was fresh and not something commonly seen within the fashion arena. Their aim was (and still is) to draw inspiration from conventional styling but give items a funky new twist to make them different from other items currently on the market.
Duck and Cover clothing is synonymous with high-end styling so I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce the Thor Duck and Cover t-shirt. This t-shirt is a cross between a long sleeve t-shirt and a jumper in its styling. Available in slate grey or black, this t-shirt oozes military styling.
The Thor t-shirt features ribbed detailing to give it an air of horizontal pin-stripe, a formal vibe on an otherwise casual t-shirt. To the left shoulder is a traditionally styled epaulet featuring loops and button detailing whilst to the right shoulder is a more modern off-centre epaulet with hole punched and metal button detailing. The military styling is further carried through this style with a flap top, button fastening pocket to the upper left arm and a panel to the upper left chest. In addition to these there is a button fastening panel to the side of the t-shirt in-line with the waist.
This piece from Duck and Cover t shirts features a subtle logo to the chest as well as a branded panel to the arm – both of which reinforce the designer brand behind this quirky style. The final style element of this t-shirt is the longer length hem. Designed to finish just below the hips, it ensures your low back is kept warm throughout the winter. This is a practical design element that doesn’t impact on the overall style of the t-shirt.