The fashion world is filled to the brim with ways to make bold statements, but what about those who are looking for a more subtle way to be fashionable? Let me introduce you to the Mandarin collar shirt. This type of shirt is influenced by China and the far east, but it is now gaining steam in the west. I think it’s the perfect shirt to prove that less is more. Just take a look — less collar, more style.
One of the best things about this style of shirt is that it is so versatile. The mandarin collar shirt is easily dressed up or down. Wear it with a blazer, or a full on suit and you’ll have a nice touch of interest without calling too much attention to yourself in a formal setting. It works very nicely with the air-tie trend too. That’s when you do up all the buttons on your shirt and wear no tie. To dress the mandarin collar down just wear it with some of your favorite shorts or chinos. Wear the buttons done up, or down. Since this style of shirt can be worn all done up or open, it makes a great shirt for the summer too.
As an additional note, this style of shirt can also be called band collar, or grandad collar.
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