The Band Collar Printed Popover Short-Sleeved Shirt

It’s easily this summer best & most underrated shirt (that you should be wearing).

Sabir M. Peele in Hugh & Crye Band Collar Popover Shirt on Men's Style Pro

Printed Popover Shirts – Hugh & Crye $45

There’s been a huge void in what type of shirt to wear during the summer to stay cool, be stylish — that’s not a tank top or polo shirt (here at MSP, we are PRO tank). Since a tank doesn’t work for every occasion, behold the printed popover shirt. 

The four featured above (and the one I’m wearing) are all from the Washington D.C. based brand Hugh & Crye (not sponsored). 

Sabir M. Peele in Hugh & Crye Band Collar Popover Shirt on Men's Style Pro

Dagoretti Popover –  c/o Hugh & Crye | Cutoff White Chino Short – Uniqlo | Waterbury Watch – c/o Timex | Bali Striped Slippers – Jents | Light Brown Tortoise Sunglasses (in hand)- Suitsupply

Starting with patterns, there’s no better departure from the harsh and bitterly colder winter weather than adding some bold prints to your shirting line-up. Embracing prints that have their roots in Native American, Middle Eastern and African cultures give your summer style a worldly vibe, even if you never leave the comfort of your backyard. If you’re looking for a great way to punch up your summer cotton suits, these shirts are the answer.

Moving into the design of a popover, the shirts are essentially a hybrid of a polo & a poplin dress shirt. This particular style has a band collar (or the Nehru Collar. Named after the 1st Prime Minister of India) which inherently casual, but, as we see in India, it is very formal. Like a polo shirt, the placket meets right at the middle of your chest with a total of three coconut horn buttons. Since the hemmed of the shirts are square cut, they’re ideal to be worn untucked, but, if your decided to suit up – their tailored silhouette is tailored enough tuck in. With these familiar features, the popover isn’t to far of a style stretch for any guy. 

The Fabric

Cambric Cotton. If this is your first introduction to cambric cotton, take note. It’s extremely durable, highly breathable and wrinkle less than the poplins and Oxfords that you’re use to wearing.

Now you can beat the heat, look fly as hell and stunt on your friends that haven’t decided to upgrade their summer shirt game.

Sabir M. Peele in Hugh & Crye Band Collar Popover Shirt on Men's Style Pro

Sabir M. Peele in Hugh & Crye Band Collar Popover Shirt on Men's Style Pro

Sabir M. Peele in Hugh & Crye Band Collar Popover Shirt on Men's Style Pro

Sabir M. Peele in Hugh & Crye Band Collar Popover Shirt on Men's Style Pro

Sabir M. Peele in Hugh & Crye Band Collar Popover Shirt on Men's Style Pro

Sabir M Peele

Founder & Creative Director

Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM

  • DJ Hargrave

    2 things I took away from this post:

    1) I didn’t know the name of this shirt…so thanks!

    2) I didn’t know how to style it..I love this casual ‘vacationy’ take on it!

    DJ | Menswear Influencer

    @tailormadedj | http://www.tailormade-style.com

    • Hey Dj,

      Also, try styling it with a cotton or linen blazer or suit during these summer months. You’ll thank me later for that one.

      Sabir

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