20 Mar 2017
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.