Trending: banded collars

The versatile top can be worn for either upscale or informal occasions.

A more laid-back take on the button-front classic, the banded collar (formed from a singular, flat band of cloth) is trending. From dressy tuxedo-inspired versions to casual pullovers, here's how to wear the popular look.

paul smith mercerised-cotton shirt

The rib-knit cuffs add a sporty touch to this colorful shirt. Pair it with a pair of crisp white sneakers.
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saturdays nyc dimitri shirt

The tunic construction on this short-sleeve shirt (in an on-trend windowpane pattern) gives it a more casual, easy-going shape worn over shorts or jeans.
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todd snyder chambray shirt

This one has all the makings of a wardrobe staple: an easy-going long-sleeve silhouette in textured, linen-finished blue. Wear it tucked into a pair of trousers or over swim trunks at the beach.
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orley gingham shirt

For the remainder of the summer, this is the ultimate all-day shirt. It is sharp and sleek enough to wear under a suit for the office, but effortlessly cool on its own for whatever comes after.
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marni cotton-poplin shirt

Padding in the collar adds a quirky twist to this seemingly straightforward interpretation.
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john varvatos banded collar shirt

Give your black tie look a rock-and-roll edge with this white button-front shirt featuring a classic tuxedo bib.
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etro forest-print collarless shirt

This top's pattern is playful enough for summer, but the color scheme means it will also be perfect with fall’s darker palettes.
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