The T-shirt, in many ways the ultimate investment item, forms the base of the heroic Essentials pyramid. Bypassing the standard barriers of age, era and even gender, there’s four variations on the theme. The Classic T-shirt is a body-skimming layer made from an ultra-smooth yarn crafted using an extraordinary process which includes passing the yarn over a flame to eliminate residual imperfections. The boy fit reworks a traditional men’s silhouette for a female physique – casually dropped shoulders, slightly longer sleeves, a more robust cotton; the boat-neck trades on a transitional mood via an elegant, sharply slashed neck and three-quarter sleeves; while the mid-sleeve ‘interlock’ delivers the most (invisibly) innovative slant. An extremely flattering slim cut with mid-length sleeves, it’s made from a rare English spun interlock fabric that delivers a subtle structure, extra stretch and a deliciously soft touch both inside and out, making it ideal for autumn/winter.