Growing up in the south I’ve seen my fair share of stripped shirts topped off with a white collar. My aversion to the combo probably stems from the fact that southern men wear a size “large” or bigger. So generally speaking, their shirts swallow them, even the ones with whiskey bellies. Pairing the blousy shirt with over-sized pleated slacks or jeans, the man has no chance at style. I’m being pretty harsh right now, but I’ll tell you, it’s the truth.
Recently I’ve started developing a little crush on the white collar. Obviously the Tom Ford shirt I saw at Neimans (above) is drop dead fabulous, but even the mass market brands are showing adorable options.
Aside from the fit, the only other criteria to pull it off is a jacket of some sort. Whether it’s a suit jacket a or blazer, the look doesn’t seem complete without it, in my opinion.
What are your thoughts? Love it? Hate it? Why? Please do tell below!! I honestly can’t wait to hear your thoughts. Kind of like cargo pants, this shirt draws a line in the sand and demands you choose a side.Tweet this!