The best cuban collar shirts for men
The island brother to the Oxford, the Cuban collar shirt (sometimes known as the cabana or camp/open collar) is an old-school staple – think Elvis meets Scarface – and it’s making a major comeback.
Akin to a condensed notch lapel, it’s defined by a pointed, two-tiered collar, and usually comes short-sleeved. You’ve probably seen the Cuban collar on a Hawaiian shirt, but the two are not synonymous. And this season, there are a host of rather more flattering ways to wear it.
“Cuban collar shirts can quickly tip into kitsch territory, where you look like you just stepped off a bowling lane or cruise ship,” says men’s stylist Melodie Gagnon, from Frank & Oak. As a rule of thumb, if the shirt your considering comes in a fabric your tipsy uncle would wear to a family barbecue, pass. READ MORE…