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5 Days, 5 Ways: Band Collar Shirt

Get onboard the band collar band wagon

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Jul 9 2018

Let’s start by accepting the fact that you will always need at least one standard collar shirt.Like blue. And white.

Okay, now that that’s out of the way. Moving on! 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 – a tie, and 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.

Nick Kroll wears a band collar shirt, has unfortunate ‘freeze frame face’

Below, how to wear a band collar shirt this summer:

THE SHIRT: H&M, $25

 

Get onboard: The band collar shirt is an easy alternative to your standard shirting options

MONDAY

suit: Suit Supply, $399  | loafers: Brooks Brothers, $558 | sunglasses: Ray-Ban, $213

watch: Tissot, $300 | wallet: Nordstrom, $50 | aftershave: American Provenance, $11

SG Says: Leave the top 2 buttons undone for a more relaxed look.

TUESDAY

shorts: Rag & Bone, $250 | jacket: Dr. Denim Supply Co., $110 | espadrilles: Mulo, $210

backpack: State, $95 | belt: Polo Ralph Lauren, $95 | sunglasses: Raen, $170

SG Says: Opt for a monochrome look with pops of bright blue if summer pastels aren’t your thing.

 WEDNESDAY

trousers: River Island, $140 | blazer: Bonobos, $450 | loafer: Steve Madden, $100

belt:  Remo Tulliani, $85 | glasses: Warby Parker, $95 | pomade: Uppercut, $20

pocket square: Nordstrom, $40

SG Says: Make your trousers feel summer appropriate by opting for a slightly cropped pair and pairing them with driving loafers, sans socks.

THURSDAY

shorts: Vineyard Vines, $75 |  shoes: Sperry, $160 | hat: Brixton, $30

 socks: Pair of Thieves, $8 | bottle opener: Boarding Pass, $28 | speaker: Marshall, $350

SG Says: Our favorit way to show some ankle and keep your feet from sweating? A discreet pair of no-show socks.

FRIDAY

joggers: Publish, $88 | sneakers: Supply Lab, $100 | bandana: Topman, $20

cologne: Bamford Grooming Department, $112 | overnight bag: Fossil, $248

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.

TELL ME:

ARE YOU READY TO JUMP ON THE BAND COLLAR BANDWAGON?

> Want more 5 Days 5 Ways? Discover how to wear a chambray shirtstatement bomber and minimal sneaker.