5 Days, 5 Ways: Band Collar Shirt
…Okay, now that that’s out of the way.
Like to, let’s say, the band collar shirt! Also known as a mandarin or grandad collar, band collars are innately easier and neater than your standard dress collar.
They don’t require – or even allow – for a tie. They always hold their shape when buttoned, no collar stays necessary. Their simple, stiff collar adds a polished, minimalist feel that can make any of your go-to outfits feel more modern.
When to wear a band collar shirt?
A banded collar shirt often comes in lightweight summer fabrics like linen. As such, you’ll find more spring- and summer-appropriate styles in a band collar. Don’t let that dissuade you from wearing this shirt all year round, though, so long as you can find a style in a heavier weight like poplin. Check out SG’s picks after the outfits, below.
Below, how to wear a band collar shirt five ways:
SG Says: Leave the top two buttons undone and go no-show socks (or no socks at all) with the loafers for a more relaxed look.
Just because you’re in a suit doesn’t mean you have to look or feel stuffy.
SG Says: Are you ready for shorts season? You don’t have to go full seersucker.
Opt for a monochrome look with pops of bright blue if summer pastels aren’t your thing.
SG Says: Make your trousers feel summer appropriate by opting for a slightly cropped pair and pairing them with driving loafers, sans socks.
SG Says: Our favorite way to show some ankle and keep your feet from sweating?
A discreet pair of no-show socks.
SG Says: Still figuring out whether or not you actually like joggers?
Try wearing them like this…with a nice pair of sneakers and band-collar shirt to give the whole vibe a less ‘lazy’ look.