No, it’s not exactly a dress shirt, but the NikeLab ACG Tech Shirt can probably pass off for one. I mean, just look at it. In truth, it’s a zip-up jacket done up to look like a dress shirt, so you can go to work like you’re wearing a button-up while enjoying the weather protection of a lightweight jacket.
A part of Nike’s new sport utility collection for the summer, you can tuck this shirt into your pants, pair it with a nice tie, and look like you’re rocking an everyday work attire. Well, until someone notices the zippers along the side, of course, which you can then pass off as a new dress shirt trend that started in Paris. Or something.
Like many Swoosh-branded products, the NikeLab ACG Tech Shirt is made from a water-repellent nylon, making it suitable to use in different types of weather. It features a slim-fit cut, with a clean silhouette that’s designed to hide the long zipper down the middle to help maintain the dressy appearance. To ensure comfort during wear, it comes with natural-movement sleeves, which should be a welcome change to those who find traditional slim-cut dress shirts a bit too constricting. Other details include a pair of zippered outer pockets, inner pockets, and even a back zipper that lets you tuck the whole shirt away into a tiny bundle. I just wish they didn’t include the feint gold label near the bottom, though, since (just like the zippers) that kinda ruins the whole dress shirt aesthetic.