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Men’s Summer Shirts from DKNY

DKNY, short for Donna Karan New York, is a fashion label created by the now-famous designer Donna Karan. The same label is also the given name of a clothing store located in New York City that features the DKNY line exclusively. Donna was actually inspired to start this label by her younger daughter in 1989, as a more affordable clothing line than her already-existing high-end Donna Karan New York label. After seeing positive sales throughout the world, the label was purchased by the French corporation Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy in 2001. Previously, stores were opened in London around 1997 and New York City in 1999. Twenty stores were opened throughout China, including Hong Kong and Shanghai.  Two more were opened in Canada, including Vancouver and Montreal, four more in Dubai, and two more in Wales. As you can easily see, consumers all over the world have accepted the DKNY brand. Because of this, the label started branching out with women’s wear, accessories, underwear, shoes, baby clothing, men’s wear, underwear, eyewear, and watches. DKNY is huge.

Other smaller brands have branched off from the original DKNY label including DKNY Jeans, DKNY Active, DKNY Underwear, DKNY Kids, and DKNY Baby. For the first eight years the company only made clothes for women, and did not branch out into men’s wear with DKNY Men until 1992. That line includes tailored suits, dress wear, formal wear, casual wear, sports wear, and shoes.

What I’m showing you today are a few selections from the summer 2012 line, including the Oxford Pique Polo for $75.00. This piece is a 100% cotton, short-sleeved, pink polo featuring a self-collar with inside grosgrain tape placket and a metal logo plaque at the hip. This would look great under a blazer for a schoolboy look.

Next is the sleeve tab shirt made of lightweight white linen, a perfect choice in summer months. The shirt features a clean front and point collar, as well as a button down closure that transforms the long sleeves into short-sleeve tabs.

Lastly is the dark grey long-sleeve button-down, which is dry clean only. This shirt is made of 100% lawn cotton. This crisp button down long-sleeve features double-seam details, an outside loop hanger, and a button down closure.

The entire line looks amazing and should be a go-to choice for this year’s summer months.

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