The Eastern touch
need a spruced up wardrobe option for formal occasions? a mandarin Collar shirt offers an unconventional yet dapper alternative
• follow The g olden 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.