Words by Mr Peter Henderson
Although print became prominent in modern menswear during the second half of the 20th century (arguably thanks to the Hawaiian shirt Mr Elvis Presley wore on the cover of his 1961 album, Blue Hawaii), printed textiles actually date back to 3000BC. From early origins in China and India to military camouflage and the fashion shows of Milan and Paris, print is a wardrobe component that has endured for centuries. It was also an integral part of the Jil Sander, Givenchy and Bottega Veneta collections this season, among others. Whether you opt for intricate designs or bold, abstract patterns, print is a great way to give an outfit a boost. Click through the gallery above to see five different print propositions.