Men’s Style: Express Tech 1MX

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Life’s full of sticky situations. During hot days and heated moments it’s only natural to break into a sweat, but no guy wants to walk into a big meeting looking like he just stepped out of a sauna. With the latest iteration of our bestselling 1MX shirt, there’s no need to.

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The Express Tech 1MX shirt is made to keep you looking good in more ways than one. Its crisp stretch cotton fabric is engineered for quick-drying to keep pit stains under control, and for easy care so you can spend less time worrying about ironing.

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We’ve made it in three fits and a range of seasonally right colors with the construction details you already love in a 1MX shirt – refined French button placket, mitered cuffs – and fresh details like contrasting cuff insets. For a look that’s clean, cool and on top of things, it’s just a matter of finding the fit and shade you love and a tie that complements your choice.

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What 1MX look works for you? Show us with a pic on Instagram tagged with @ExpressRunway and #ExpressMen.

WHAT’S NOW: YOU!

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Our customers inspire us every day to do what we do. Now it’s time for some payback with the #ExpressLife sweeps!

Every Friday, now through May 27, seven lucky winners on Instagram will win a $100 gift card. For a chance to be one of them, follow @ExpressRunway on Insta, post a selfie showing us how you live the Express life and tag it with #ExpressLife and #EXPsweeps. (Official rules)

And since we love making you look good, we’ve got pro tips to help you get a great shot to share:

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  • Nix the flash and its washout effect. The best light is natural light, especially around sunrise and sunset.
  • If there’s a strong light source behind you, make sure there’s some light hitting you directly so we can see you (and not just your silhouette).

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  • No need for filters. We want to see you and your look as it is.
  • Share a little bit of your surroundings to tell a story about you and where you are, but always make sure you’re the focus.
  • Avoid backdrops that are cluttered with random people or stuff – they can detract from you and your style.

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  • Take a few more shots so you’ve got options. Even the pros play it safe.
  • Use the caption to tell us what you love about your Express look and if you found a unique way or place to wear it.

Get snapping, and good luck!

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SWATCH REPORT: SILKY SOFT TWILL

Silky Soft Twill

Womens Soft Twill Blouse

What is silky soft twill? It’s a fabric so fabulous that we’ve become a little obsessed, sprinkling it throughout our Spring 2016 collection.

Though it’s made from bleached wood pulp, the fabric – known generically as lyocell – has an amazing hand feel, like sand-washed silk. It’s in the same family as rayon and offers the same beautiful drape, but typically with less wrinkling and a bit more substance. With the way it takes to dye, the fabric also makes a great, lightweight stand-in for denim.

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A silky soft twill boyfriend shirt makes a 90s-inspired slip dress daytime appropriate for a patio brunch with the squad, or pop it over a swimsuit and shorts if you’re headed to the beach. Pair a twill crop top with your favorite maxi skirt and gladiator sandals for your favorite music festival, or a trip to a street fair.

We love silky soft twill this season because the lightweight construction is perfect for spring weather, and the fabric’s versatility makes it ideal for any event on your social calendar.

We’re trying it in casual dresses and moto jackets, and we can’t wait for you to get your hands on it. Once you do, let us know what you think with a comment here or a pic on Instagram with #ExpressLife.