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.
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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.