Considering that “denim on denim” has already been a huge trend for several seasons and isn’t going away any time soon it is a good idea to stock up not only on jeans but on denim shirts too. 7 For All Mankind has a few great styles and the Destroyed Slim Western Shirt in Dark Aged Vintage is one of my personal favorites.
This shirt is a winner for a number of reasons. First of all I love the wash! The deep blue color is beautiful and rich in a shade that will complement any other hue in your outfit. Don’t let the “destroyed” name fool you – “distressed” would be a much more appropriate description of this shirt. Abrasion on the pockets, collar and yoke is very light and tastefully done, just enough to complete the vintage look of the piece. On the other hand the contrasting, brightly polished rose-gold snaps add a touch of contemporary glamour to it differentiating this style from other ones in the market.
This denim shirt has a classic western silhouette with the characteristically stylized front and back yoke. It is relatively slim while still somewhat roomy which I find very convenient as you can wear it separately as a top or as a light jacket over a thin knit. The overall fit is really great and executed perfectly in every aspect. There is no tension in the shoulder, back or chest areas which can be really uncomfortable and annoying and quite often a problem with women’s tops. This shirt is pretty long and looks best when left out or “French-tucked” on the front. The full tuck feels bulky because of the excess fabric.
I really like the material of this garment. The 100% cotton denim is a medium weight giving it structure and a substantial feel. With that said, it is very soft and supple and has a wonderful “hand”.
In previous collections, the fit of 7 For All Mankind’s Women’s Sportswear was quite boxy and oversized; even the smallest sizes felt way too big. But this season they seemed to have changed their direction towards more tailored silhouettes and have improved their size scaling. The Destroyed Slim Western Shirt in my regular XS fits great! Bravo 7FAM, keep it up!
In the few weeks that I’ve had my 7 For All Mankind Destroyed Slim Western Shirt in Dark Aged Vintage I have already worn it several times – it just goes so well with many different things and is super versatile and easy to outfit. I really like this top and I’m sure you girls will love it too!