Meant for the confident, fashionable youth, the shirt reflects a unique style derived from an interesting blend of new and old. This shade of bottle green with the gold buttons speaks of strength and determination, whereas the Cuban collar adds a sense of calm for a relaxed but structured look.
A juxtaposition of contrasting style elements sewn to perfection, the shirt is an all-rounder that can be worn to a party, a night out with friends, a fancy dinner or even for a weekend out with friends and colleagues. The shirt will look stunning in any other warm-toned color or even in a checkered print. Pair it with the right kind of lowers to seamlessly transform your look depending on the occasion.
The origin of the Cuban collar can be traced back to 18th Century South America as a kind of uniform for working-class men. Also known as a Camp collar, the Cuban collar became a raging fashion statement in the decades right from the 50s to the 70s. The classic collar is actually an open, short notch lapel where the collar is large in proportion to the lapel. The profile thus created is similar to a Hawaiian/Cuban shirt but with a bit more elegance.
The large patch pocket on the chest with a box pleat and a non-functional button is one of the key interesting features of this shirt’s design. The box pleat adds a touch of drama to an otherwise plain pocket. If one goes for the same design with a checkered fabric, it would be interesting to see the box pleat render a very smart look owing to the different alignment of checks.