Chinese Collar Formal Shirts For Men
A Chinese collar formal shirt offers an unconventional yet dapper alternative to your formal collection. Chinese collar, also known as Mandarin collars or Nehru collars, originated in China, from where it gets its name from, were worn by Qing-era bureaucrats. In that time, the Qing Empire defeated the Han Empire, a downfall of an empire led to the rising popularity of the winner’s style of dressing, hence the Chinese collar was born. These collars are short, stand-up collars and sometimes fasten in the center with a small hook.
Chinese collars have made quite a few appearances from a very long time in men’s shirts. This collar style is not a new style by any means and have actually been around for decades, and are finding their way back time and again on the racks as a dynamic variation to the traditional formal dress shirt.
Chinese collars have strong connotations of white and blue collar work and are becoming more and more accepted across a wide range of scenarios. Shirts with Chinese collar can work well in the most formal of settings, but it is not a match for a proper tux. For a classic formal look, let your shirt speak for itself, so go easy with your styling and limit the number of accessories while dressing.
LimeRoad has a wide collection of formal shirts with Chinese collars in many fits, fabrics, designs, and details. You can choose among natural fabrics like cotton, linen and luxurious silk to keep you cool and classic, other fabrics such as polyester and chambray provide almost every color shade. You can either choose among classic solid color Chinese collar formal shirts such as white, blue, grey, black and ivory.
Gone are the days when the tie-free style was not office appropriate, Chinese collars are proving all the traditionalists wrong.
- For a stylish formal look, pair a crisp white Chinese collar shirt with a blazer and double monk straps. The golden rule is to button up all the way to the top to allow the collar’s shape to become more pronounced and crisp look. Buttoned up all the way, the Chinese collar formal shirt will really lend itself to a put-together ensemble in a unique and approachable way for any formal scenario. Subtle yet distinctive, the Chinese collar formal shirt will help add a point of difference to any man’s current formal shirting collection.
- For a semi-formal scenario, you can effortlessly pair a solid colored classic Chinese collar formal shirt with jeans or chinos and even formal tapered trousers. Let the Chinese collar be the focus of your look. Instead of adding up several elements that clash with each other, opt for a minimalistic look. Keep your accessories to the minimum- a textured belt, classic shoes and maybe a pocket square is all you need to uplift your look effortlessly. If you want to keep your overall look cool and relaxed, cuff your sleeves and add a fedora hat or a pair of sunglasses to your ensemble.