Styling Tip

Pair them with some soft, broken-in chinos or a well-fitting pair of board shorts and leave the shirt untucked.

The Popover Spectrum

Toeing the line between classy and casual, a popover's half-placket combines the natty look of a button-down with the wearable easiness of your favorite polo or T-shirt. Available in a variety of fabrics from chambray to oxfords, a nice plaid is perfect for warmer nights out in the city or on the boardwalk. Here are a few that range in price from the easy pick-up to the investment piece.

Lands' End Canvas, $15

Madras fabric with flap pockets and a three-button placket.

Penny Stock, $64

Cotton plaid fabric with a patch pocket and a four-button placket.

Hamilton 1883, $225

Made in America with a three-button placket and button-down collar.

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Virgin Poets
Society
, $59

Pin-dot cotton poplin with trim sleeves and a four-button placket.

Unis,
$118

American made from Japanese fabric with a button-down collar.