Ah, the henley. The historical origins of his men’s fashion item aren’t totally clear, but let’s make a wild guess here: It was probably underwear. Hence our love and passion for this simple shirt, and for its endless uses in the modern American musical.
We’ve spotted a ton of henleys on stage in the last few years, but costume designers in seasons past familiar with this garment, too. Or they just had eyes, and hormones, and felt the heat when they costumed their leading men in England’s hottest-ever wardrobe export. Either way, we thought it was high time to collect some of our favorite stage hotties in their henleys and share them with you. Scroll on, team, and be prepared to fan yourself when the temperature rises.
Now, it’s your turn to tell us…