The hottest item for winter: Mandarin collars - GA Creative Brands

The hottest item for winter: Mandarin collars

20 March 2017

Meet the Mandarin collar, this season’s hottest must-have

Inspired by the east, refined by designers in west, worn by men everywhere. The Mandarin collar isn’t just a shirt with a band for the collar, it’s a shirt that renounces the common collar in search of something unique, something that blends sophistication with a playfully casual side to create the perfect statement.

Whether you’re dressing up or down, a slim fit shirt with a Mandarin collar finish allows you to transition from smart casual to cool casual with ease, and your favourite blazer jacket of course.

Top tip: Finding the right fit.

When choosing a shirt, first decide where you’ll be wearing it. If it’s strictly workwear attire, go for lighter tones with subtle contrast detailing like Jonathan D’s Powel shirt in a white colourway. Its black contrast placket adds just the right amount of detailing without being too distracting.

If you’re planning on work turning into after post-work celebrations that call for a smart casual look, a darker shade will do. Go for JD’s Powel shirt in a black colourway to create a flattering silhouette that oozes sophistication. The contrast white detailing masterfully finishes off the shirt’s design.

Now, if you want a more laidback look, go for softer shades with subtle texturing – something that pairs well with your favourite chinos or chinos shorts like Jonathan D’s Sable shirt.

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