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10 Button Up Shirts With Collars That Rock

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1 of 12|Givenchy|Cuban-fit metal-tipped Western Shirt - $1,050 - LINK
2 of 12|Topman|Disco collar Liberty print shirt - $120 - LINK
3 of 12|Paul Smith|Peaches mandarin collar shirt - $410 - LINK
4 of 12|Zara|Bandan print pyjama collar - $49 - LINK
5 of 12|Vivienne Westwood|Striped 'Krall' shirt - $240 - LINK
6 of 12|Gucci|Neck-tie checked shirt - $600 - LINK
7 of 12|Camoshita|Denim camp collar shirt - $415 - LINK
8 of 12|Reiss|Beetle stripe shirt - $220 - LINK
9 of 12|Neil Barrett|Print collar cotton poplin shirt - $370 - LINK
10 of 12|The People Vs.|Sunflower rayon collar shirt - $90 - LINK
11 of 12|The Workers Club|Henley collar chambray shirt - $225 - LINK
12 of 12|Tommy Hilfiger|Button down collar navy white stripe - $120 - LINK

What’s in a collar? Well, when you consider the number of button up shirt collar varieties in ‘menswear land’ — spreadaway for business, wingtip for black tie and button down for smart casual — there’s a lot to think about.

RELATED: A Guide To Dress Shirt Collars

Aside from straight shooters, there are the shirt collars designed to standout anyway they can: contrast colours, statement prints and a reinvention of a former fashion decades.


Today’s cool collar edit features the fifties’ Cuban collar, the disco collar shirt from the seventies, and the granddad or mandarin collar shirt, sailing its way from the east and into our wardrobe.

Not forgetting the Americana denim shirts — western in style with metal cap collars or pointed star prints, as well as henley chambrays with Japanese-inspired lightness. Click through the slideshow for 11 reasons to make the button up shirt a casual style staple this season — even if it does have a collar.


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