Aleks Cvetkovic takes you through this season’s new shirt collars: their histories, merits and most importantly, how to wear them.
Let’s talk about shirt collars. You probably have a good idea of what suits you and what you like –cutaway, spread, button-down?
I tend to wear a soft spread collar when I’m dressed down and a slightly sharper pointed collar when I’m dressing up. It’s nice to have consistent points of reference to structure your sense of style, but it’s also rather easy to get stuck in a narrow framework; navy ties, white shirts or black shoes only, for example – and where is the fun in that?
The new collection from Drake's, Easyday, poses the same question. As the name suggests, it’s a fresh approach to the sartorial staples: a range of understated, comfortable pieces that form the basis of a sophisticated wardrobe, designed to become your favourite go-to’s. Even so, it gently nudges you to try new things, to embrace the idea of relaxed dressing without becoming too set in your ways. Nowhere is this more evident than with its shirts: Easyday offers everything you need to fill your wardrobe, a range of shirts cut from a timeless white poplin, with several different collars to choose from. Here I select three of my favourites.