The East­ern touch

need a spruced up wardrobe op­tion for for­mal oc­ca­sions? a man­darin Col­lar shirt of­fers an un­con­ven­tional yet dap­per al­ter­na­tive

DA MAN - Style - - Know-How -

dos

• 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.

don'Ts

• 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.

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