The movie The Big Lebowski is especially popular with stoners. The hapless random gangster is also and especially characterized by his style: He wears patterned bowling shirts with great self-confidence. He spills his favorite drink, the White Russian, unrestrainedly on it, and still wears the shirt undeterred. Even his ample belly does not interfere with his fashion considerations. This summer you can take Big Lebowski as an example and slip it into your bowling shirt as well. Because he’s right: Hardly any other item of clothing can be worn as easily, comfortably, and stylishly as the bowling shirt!
FASHION TREND: WHAT MAKES A BOWLING SHIRT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SHIRTS?
First and foremost, there’s the box-shaped cut. The bowling shirt has no sidewalls or darts across the chest, and it also comes to a stop at the hips. As a result, it’s ideal for casual wear over a skirt, trousers, or dress because there’s no french tuck. Furthermore, the bowling shirt is frequently made of materials that are extremely easy to clean. Rejina Po of Korea, for example, uses pre-creased satin, Acne Studios is experimenting with blended fabrics, and Sandy Liang of New York uses the only polyester. To put it another way, annoying ironing is no longer required.
THE SIMPLE BOWLING SHIRT
At Chanel, you can see how the bowling shirt is an elegant all-rounder. All in white, only with a contrasting black collar, it looks extremely graphic. Copies like this are perfect to be taken to the office or to an office party. Admittedly, Big Lebowski would have been too simple this variant, but if you like his style, you can pour a little champagne on your shirt. When it comes to colorful short-sleeved shirts, most people probably think of cliché tourists with a straw hat and a camera slung around their neck, or of Tom Selleck, who is a private detective who hunts Magnum criminals.
THE PATTERNED BOWLING SHIRT
Needless to say, Big Lebowski would have loved this version of the bowling shirt. Patterns can range from classic paisley like Alexander Wang’s to little fruit like Rejina Po’s. What they all have in common is that this bowling shirt is an eye-catcher and looks particularly beautiful when worn with casual jeans.
THE BOWLING SHIRT IN SOFT ICE CREAM COLORS
If you are looking for the perfect summer companion, choose the bowling shirt in soft ice cream colors – pistachio green, strawberry sorbet, or banana split are just a few examples of the range. The box-shaped shirt looks more feminine and softer than, for example, variants in graphic black or white. The recipes for summer styling apply here: Monochrome looks look particularly high-quality and beautiful. On top of it is a White Russian, the color also fits!