5 Ways to Style Band Collar Shirts
Band collar shirts or nehru collar shirts have really made their mark in the fashion world as of late. Featured in some of the top magazines and retailers around the world they are sure to have come across your radar. These pieces are common in Persian fashion and provide a sense of relaxed refinement that you just cant get with other “button downs.”
Although they have seemed to reemerge back onto the scene a lot of people have steered away from the band collar shirt. We get it, at first, it just seems weird. A shirt with no collar? It’s not what we’re used to seeing. It’s new territory. But if there is one thing De Lesseps never steers away from it’s exploring new territory.
In this post we are going to show you 5 ways to style band collar shirts. To explore our collarless shirts check out the Ferdinand band collar shirt and the Pullover Mandarin collar shirt.
1. Wear it Under a Suit
The band collar shirt and suit combo is brilliant. This combination allows you to maintain the formality of the suit while still adding an unconventional flair. Match your band collar shirt to the color of the suit for a more formal / seamless approach or be a bit more bold and opt for a stark black & white combo. Pair this with classic suit trousers and some loafers (we like the De Lesseps x Stubbs Wootton collaboration slipper) to maintain the formal appeal or grab your favorite pair of chinos and be a bit more casual with it. Either way, you are going to look good and be ready for wherever the day takes you.
2. Sleeves Rolled Up & Shorts
Perhaps the greatest appeal of the band collar shirt is its ability to go from formal to casual in an instant. It might be the most versatile piece of clothing you have in your closet. We doubled down on this by making our collarless shirts not only versatile, but comfortable and breathable. The Ferdinand and Pull Over Mandarin Collar Shirt are both made with 100% linen material allowing you to go from day to night, from formal to casual, from the beach to the cocktail party while FEELING as good as you look. For a more casual, hot summer day, chilling at the beach vibe, throw on your band collar shirt and pair it with a short. You can pretty much use any pair of shorts in your closet (probably not a cargo though) and pull off this chill look.
3. With Joggers
Yes. The iconic yet ironic classy casual look. This is a perfect look if you are going to semi upscale restaurant / get together. It positions you as someone who is confident in life but doesn’t take it TOO seriously making this a great look for first impressions. To pull this off: pair your tucked in band collar shirt with a dress / suit pant. If you are going for a trendy look roll up your pant legs in a messy roll or opt for a shorter tailored pant that shows your ankles.
4. With a Chino
The collarless shirt and chino pair give off an effortless but still put together vibe. You would most often wear this look with your shirt untucked. When paired with a similar colored chino this outfit becomes a bit more elevated. This is a great outfit to keep it simple and casual when the occasion does not call for shorts.
5. With a Denim
Of course you can pair the collarless shirt with a denim. You can pair just about anything with a denim! However, it wouldn't be very helpful if we just said “yeah pair it with some jeans and you are on your way.” Sure you can wear just about any color shirt with just about any wash of jean and it’ll look good but we are here to do you one better. We love a white band collar shirt with a light wash jean. Give the bottom of your jeans a messy roll and expose those legs a few inches. This will help separate the jean from the shoes and add some dimension to your look. Pair it with a casual sneaker or slipper and you’ll be good to go. You can also pair the band collar shirt with a distressed jean to create more of that artsy-rebel look that we know you love deep down.
We hope this post has given you some ideas on how to style the band collar or collarless shirt. Check out our versions of these shirts check out the Ferdinand band collar shirt and the Pullover Mandarin Collar Shirt. Safe travels!