This wardrobe staple needs to be perfect, and our shell top gets it right. The neckline hits the sweet spot on your collarbones, not too high, not too low, sitting close to your skin. The armholes have a slightly dropped shoulder to create a becoming line that tapers your body, and is cut in neatly under your arm to hide underwear without binding. The curved bottom hem is long enough to tuck in at the front but high enough to lengthen your legs, and dips to provide the same essential service at the rear.
Linen elevates this simple top and gives it distinction.
(see size chart)
Material: 100% Linen.
Sizing: 0 (XS) - 5 (XXL) (see size chart)
- Autym (in black and white) is a dress size 6-8 and is wearing Touch size 2 (medium).
- Hannah (in navy and pepper) is a dress size 4 and is wearing Touch size 1 (small).
- Katie (also in navy) is a dress size 10-12 and is wearing Touch size 3 (large).
Care: Machine wash cold with gentle detergent, tumble dry on medium (don't over-dry!). We recommend dryer balls to prevent wrinkles, or hang dry, smoothing damp fabric with your hands to make wrinkles disappear. Iron as needed.
Origin: Cut and crafted in San Francisco.
I love all of my Rough Linen pieces.
The shell was a bit big overall. Oversize can be great sometimes, but in this case, it just did not work out for me. The material was beautiful and high quality all the way around. I will try again ordering another shirt design.
This is my favorite shirt. Very comfortable, cool, and I would recommend if you are on the fence.
I love this simple shell. I have now collected one in each color and have built a year-round capsule wardrobe around these perfect tops. They can be dressed up or down. The fit is relaxed but not sloppy. The fabric is heaven on the skin and wears beautifully. Colors have not changed after many, many washings. On a recent trip to a conference, even though it is winter, I threw these tops into the suitcase "just in case" and so glad I did, because the conference rooms swung from too cool to overheated and I ended up layering and wearing the shells every day! (along with my baby alpaca scarf as a wrap) I love the simple design and the simple fact that I don't even have to think about it, this shell always works!
I wear this shirt at least once a week. I have it in white and navy, and love both of them. Its the perfect elevated version of a t-shirt: just as comfortable but much nicer looking. And the roomy, oversized fit is so cool. Love it!