Fashion Speak 101- Camp Collar (aka Convertible Collar)

Camp (or convertible) shirt collars are one of our favorites! The collar is defined by a loose straight-cut and is usually a short-sleeved shirt that has a simple placket front opening with a one-piece collar (no collar band) that can be worn open and spread or closed at the neck. It usually has a straight, box cut hemmed bottom falling at the hip level, and is not intended to be tucked into trousers. This collar is most often found on Hawaiian prints or tropically inspired weaves.

We know that a Hawaiian shirt is not a necessity for all summer occasions, so here are some suggestions that may work on a normal, every day excursion to the park, worn open with trunks on a day at the beach, or even on a casual Friday at the office.

‘Who’s game for a trip to Cuba?’

‘Sailing anyone?’

‘Bike ride or free concert in Williamsburg?’

There are so many options for this collar out there on the market, especially now. We think it’s a great way to wear a button down shirt for summer, while still remaining individual and totally current.

By the way, tell Fidel we say ‘hi”.


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