Ni Hao folks! No, I am not in China. Really feel like someone from china royalty, after i don my Mandarin t shirts. From historical Chinese royalties to being present day day fashionista's choice, the Mandarin collar shirt has changed to dont pleasantly puzzling outcome of East-meets-West!
Well, you cannot find any documented very good the origin of Mandarin Collar shirts but it surely dates back to legendary Qing dynasty when court officials wore uniforms basic collars, up until decline with the empire. Soon after, a Chinese revolutionary named Sun Yat-Sen, popularized this collar style, which also came to be known when the Mao suit, after the legendary Chinese leader Mao Tse Tung.
During society Wars, the British army adopted the chinese collar style and thus 'Cadet Collar' or the 'Band Collar' became a common label. But despite its royal lineage, the Mandarin Collar never became prominent in the style history in the West, and faded away post war era!
But what goes around comes around! And here we have Mandarin collars for you to modern day clothing arsenal as one of those particular must haves for men's!
Chinese collar - English Style!
Is a real shirt not only shirt it is got no collar? Not at all! Thanks to the Chinese we possess a shirt that saves us the need for neckwear!
Sport a jacket, a sweatshirt sports coat on top of a Mandarin shirt simply woven in cotton or silk blend, for that brusque tailored look and you really are all looking for a dinner date.
For an additional casual occasion, we recommend a slender Chinese or Band collar shirt, but now sleeves rolled away with ideal button open (another one and might call for finding a style pre warn!). With Mandarin collar shirts, you can get liberal with colors like pinks, reds and doldrums. It's still being classic together with a touch of hippie flair! Perhaps the retro days?
Much ado about wearing business complements? With Chinese collars, it helps you to save need for your paraphernalia of neckwear! A pristine white or a stately black Mandarin shirt, with a tuxedo quite possibly heads turning at a wedding or any formal special occasion! Whether that will be in admiration or repulsion or utter surprise, is not something that can be guaranteed but! So, you got to take that chance fellahs!