How to style a grandad shirt

Despite their misleading name, grandad shirts needn’t look old and fusty at all. If you’ve been wondering how to style a grandad shirt for every occasion then read on for our essential guide to rocking this on-trend top. Image Credit The key feature of the grandad shirt is that it’s virtually collarless, with just a […]

Despite their misleading name, grandad shirts needn’t look old and fusty at all. If you’ve been wondering how to style a grandad shirt for every occasion then read on for our essential guide to rocking this on-trend top.

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The key feature of the grandad shirt is that it’s virtually collarless, with just a small collar usually of around two centimeters at the base of the neck. The reason for this was because it arose from the early 20th century when factory workers would rip off their oversize collars to stop them getting in the way of machinery. The other key thing to know about a grandad shirt is that it is set to be huge in men’s fashion for the upcoming autumn winter season.

Go casual

One of the best ways to wear this shirt is in an informal way which lends itself well to this kind of top. Pair it with a simple white t-shirt, jeans or chinos and wear it open. This look is perfect for breezy summer days, informal gatherings or as day to day wear. This also ties in with another key trend; layering.

With a cardigan

Yes, team it with yet another old man bit of clothing on chilly days for a surprisingly modern and fresh look. A cardigan is certainly the way forward as opposed to a crew neck jumper which would swallow too much of the tiny collar or a v-neck that would simply be at odds with it. In fact, no jumper really works well with a collarless shirt which is why it has to be the dependable cardigan. Make a statement autumn look by matching the colour of the cardigan and the shirt (and if you have the style-guts, the trousers too); another key trend for the autumn/winter ahead.

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 Go formal

The grandad shirt can be adapted for formal occasions with ease. In this instance do it right up to the top button and pair with a slim fit blazer and trousers. Ideal for laid-back autumnal weddings or meals out. This kind of shirt is available from many brands including the ever popular collection of mens Farah shirts found at http://ejmenswear.com/brands/farah.

Rock the grandad shirt in style with any of these options – one for every occasion from a football match to date night to an important meeting.