As soon as button-down collars became increasingly prevalent around the necks of men everywhere, designers, bloggers and the sartorially minded delved into a slew of different collar variations. Among the more rebellious options: the Cutaway. Popularized by the Duke of Kent in the 1900s, the wide, angular collar can be worn with or without a tie. This season we're seeing the shirts in a variety of prints, plaids and vibrant, Spring-friendly colors. Here are a few of note in a range of prices.
100% cotton with a slim fit and covered placket. The light lilac makes a great alternative to workday blues and whites.
Hugh & Crye, $85
Made from premium Egyptian cotton, this versatile plaid shirt works well with or without neckwear, and easily makes the transition from slacks to denim or casual chinos.
Polo Ralph Lauren, $109
Tailored from a soft and silky two-ply cotton poplin, this subtle pink plaid shirt has a trim fit with a slightly pared-down collar.
This houndstooth microprint has mother-of-pearl buttons and a locker loop. Made from tightly woven pinpoint cotton, it has a soft fabric hand.
Ovadia & Sons, $265
A bright sunshine yellow gingham cotton shirt made in the United States with a contrast collar, genuine shell buttons, French cuffs and a very tailored fit.