22 August 2013

Reggie Yates x Burton Collection

T-shirts are a trend which will never get old. Casual and versatile, a crew-neck t-shirt is ideal for a day in the sunshine and a night on the dancefloor. And this summer, Burton has collaborated with British radio DJ and television presenter Reggie Yates to release an exclusive capsule collection of printed t-shirts and vests.

Reggie Yates x Burton

This new collection features prints from Reggie's own photographs, each of which reflects a personal moment in his life, including trips to Cuba, Kenya, and various music festivals. Although a t-shirt collaboration may not seem so glamorous at face value, Reggie has fast become a male style icon in his own right, and the images he has chosen for this collection make for stylish prints.

Reggie Yates x Burton

The print featured here is a monochrome mosh-pit scene, reflecting the summer festival season. The t-shirt is made from polyester, much like a sports t-shirt, and therefore has a shimmer and soft texture similar to the sports luxe trend. The striking print can be seen on both the front and reverse for optimal visibility.

Reggie Yates x Burton

Special thanks to my sister's boyfriend, James Whipp, for modelling the Reggie Yates x Burton t-shirt. As much as I like a printed tee, I simply don't have the physique to make a short-sleeved garment look sexy. Nor do I have the motivation to visit a gym and rectify this problem. Perhaps I should work on that?

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