The dress shirt has been a staple of a gentleman’s wardrobe for a couple hundred years. Over the course of the centuries many variations have been tried and tested. Different collars have made their way on these shirts including spread, semi-spread, button down, wing and club to name a few. The shirt cuff also comes in a handful of types barrel (buttons) or double (requires cufflinks) being the most common.
Even in the 21st Century new shirt makers are popping up on the scene! I recently stumbled upon one based in Oslo, Norway called Dandy and Son. These guys have put a very modern twist on the century old staple, the extreme cutaway collar. This may be one of the most aggressive collars I have ever seen…and I love it! I had the pleasure of trying two versions from their inventory. Please find my review and lookbook below. Of course, I had to add my personal flare.
The shirt is light weight and prefect for the spring and summer. The fabric is very soft with a high thread count. When dealing with high thread count shirts you have to remember they easily hold wrinkles. Again, the collar on this shirt is what sets it apart and above other shirt makers. I also paired this with the Dandy and Son signature 7 Fold Navy Silk Tie. This tie cut, folded and stitched by hand!
The premium shirts offer the same super soft fabric with a non-wrinkle treatment, this I am a really big fan of. The upgrade also features Mother of Pearl buttons to give it a high end finish and of course the premium extreme cutaway collar.