THE EASTERN TOUCH. Need a spruced up wardrobe option for formal occasions? A mandarin collar shirt offers an unconventional yet dapper alternative
1. SIMPLY STUNNING
Layer your shirt underneath a sweater, button it up all the way up to your neck, then pick a matching pair of trousers for the perfect Sunday brunch outfit.
2. SMART AND STYLISH
Mandarin collar shirts go extremely well with blazers. A pair of jogger pants completes the team-up for a cozy but sharp off-duty look.
3. SUMMERTIME SLACKNESS
Shirt and suspender by Topman, shorts by Ben Sherman, shoes by Pedro
A pair of super comfy shorts is the perfect way to mix up your mandarin collar shirt in a casual way. Complete the whole laidback look with suspenders.
• FOLLOW THE GOLDEN RULE
Button up all the way to the top to allow the collar’s shape to become more pronounced.
• FOLLOW THE GOLDEN RULE, EXCEPT FOR CASUAL ATTIRE
There is one exception to the aforementioned rule, and that is when you’re going for a more casual look.
• FOLLOW THE FINGER RULE AS WELL
Make sure that the collar is properly adjusted: If you can slip two fingers snugly between the collar and your neck, then it’s perfect.
• WEAR IT UNDER A DINNER JACKET
Mandarin collar shirts can work well even in the most formal of settings, but it is not a match for a proper tux.
• ADD TOO MANY ACCESSORIES
The shirt should speak for itself, so go easy with your styling and limit the number of accessories you pile on top.
• KNOT A TIE
As mandarin collars do not fold over, a necktie would be extremely ill-fitting. This goes even when you are wearing a mandarin collar shirt for more formal occasions.
WHAT IS MANDARIN COLLAR, AGAIN?
Also known as a band collar and influenced by the fashions of Southern Asia, this collar type can be found on shirts, jackets and even blazers.
Photography Haruns Maharbina
Styling Triska Putri
Styling assistant Jay Robert Davies
Models Paulo D Amazio/21MM Management, Ricardo Soares/Image Management and Waine Santi
Videography Dimas Anggakara and Fickar Hajar