WNU DNA: Meet The Cabana

Meet the shirt we spent over a year making and perfecting: The Cabana. This brand new style is the second new shape to be introduced to WNU and we believe it is the only thing you will be wearing this summer. 
 
In two fabrics and four colour ways, this new style has been created using the highest quality organic materials, ensuring that all of our Cabana shirts are not only effortlessly cool in their style but also ethically made.

 

 

INSPIRATION

Following the huge success of our much-loved Boyfriend style, we had pretty big shoes to fill if we wanted to introduce a new shirt shape. So when it came to thinking of what we wanted to create, we of course went back to the boys for our inspiration.  
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It all started with a photo of Sean Connery looking inexplicably cool, wearing none other than a cabana shirt. Synonymous with relaxed tailoring, cabanas are inspired by men's old bowling shirts and are characterised by their short sleeves, straight hem and Cuban collar - the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. 
 

 Once we got the shape, it was then all about the colour.

We wanted some classic colours that we knew you would love and could be thrown on easily with or without any thought.
 
But we also really wanted to encapsulate that warm, playful feeling of being at the beach in the British summertime. We drew references from the colourful beach huts that line the coast, as well as the vintage stripes of old deck chairs (some of which we have seen revived in front of pubs as 'outdoor seating'...) and found the perfect striped material for our shirt.

 

 

PRODUCTION

As ever, when we borrow from the boys, we like to make some adjustments so that you, our WNU women, will love the fit.
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We altered the traditional short Cuban collar, firstly by lengthening it for a more flattering, elegant line on a woman's chest, and then also by curving the collar edges for a more feminine finish.
 
We also introduced all new buttons made from Mother Of Pearl! These beautiful buttons are made from a fully natural material, helping us achieve our promise in our Sustainability Statement to remove all plastic from our products and packaging. 
  

 

WEAVE

Our playful, striped Cabana shirts.
 
DNA: 50% Linen and 50% cotton – the perfect combination of our Poplin and Linen. The Weave combines the cool feel of linen with the softness of cotton – and slightly thicker than them both.
 
Wear me: Go casual and grab some cycling shorts for easy day-to-day style, or, elevate your look by pairing the Cabana with white tailored trousers, ready for drinks on the terrace.

 

 

LINEN

In our classic, bestselling colour ways: White and Lapis.
 
DNA: 100% Organic Linen. Linen is a durable natural fibre derived from the flax plant – it is light and breezy, making it the staple material for summer weather.
 
Wear me: Throw on some denim cut offs and wear the Cabana open and undone over your bikini, or go from cool to cute by tucking the shirt into a silk midi skirt.

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