Finding the shirt collar that compliments your style and face can be a bit of a challenge. This post features two cutaway collar shirts by Hugh & Crye. These collars would be considered an American style cutaway, which means the distance from point to point isn’t as drastic as the English cutaway. The cutaway maybe a viable option for the guy that isn’t looking for an extremely formal dress shirt, but really wants to stand out from the rest of the straight-pointed collared shirts around the office.The American version of the cutaway collar is a solid transition collar for the guy that’s interested in changing up their traditional look without going to full “dandy” status. If you’re planning to spread your collar even further, you will want to make sure your tie knot has some weight too it. A true skinny tie will not take up enough real estate with a cutaway collar and will just be out of place.
- Cutaway collar shirts look great without a tie as well, so don’t be afraid to loosen up.
- Pair the cutaway collar with a denim jacket so that the formal characteristics of the cutaway collar shirt are not so jarring. The jacket will substitute for a blazer.The juxtaposition of rugged and tailor pieces paired together are an unexpected well thought-out look.
- A shirt with a tailored torso should be tailored in the sleeves as well. A tailored sleeve rolls and cuffs the best.
- An English cutaway collar can have a spread from point-to-point of about 4 inches, so choose your shirt wisely. The English cutaway collar is always wider than its American counterpart.
Custom Navy Blazer by Indochino – Vintage White Pocket Square
The Hugh & Crye fit guide is like none other, that I have experienced,for an off the rack shirt.. To check out the Hugh & Crye Fit Guide, click here. You’ll notice that the guide has for different builds specified; Skinny, Slim, Athletic & Broad. Each shirt has a corresponding torso length of short, average or tall. These all sound like typical sizing, but, each shirt is tailored like a made-to-measure shirt. Overall, I am extremely impressed with the two-ply fabric and the fit is reminiscent of a custom piece.
The Men’s Style Pro x Mantorii Custom Double Monk Strap Shoe (available online here)
2. With A Denim Jacket As a Blazer
White Washed Slim Straight Chinos by Bonobos
The Multicolor “Rondo” Spread Collar Shirt by Hugh & Crye – Knit Striped Tie by Club Room
Photo Credit: Marina T. Peele @CantWinkLefty
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