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Is it ok to wear a “Grandad” shirt?

January 5, 2021 2:12 pm

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When we say “Grandad” you might be thinking about something that is very old fashioned but extremely reliable, and maybe even a little eccentric. You would be right on everything but the old fashioned part when describing this style. It is actually quite a modern look but with a strong nod to the past. Some examples of this style and others can be seen at Mens Mish Mash Clothes from the https://www.louisboyd.co.uk/brands/mish-mash.html website. Let’s take a closer look at the style.

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The grandad shirt was born from an industrial urban past where, when it came to using machines in large factories, collars were needed in work settings for formality but were also impractical. Staff would tear off the collars very literally, and gradually shirts started to be made that left them off, entirely. However it also gave the same smart look – thus the grandad shirt was born. A Grandad shirt is also a trendy alternative to a standard collared shirt these days. This could be your ultimate go-to shirt this summer, available in a variety of colours, styles and suits.

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Men have been fascinated with emulating the TV show the Peaky Blinders trend since it exploded into our screens a few years ago. For a summer marriage this year, a suited-up grandad shirt complete with waistcoat and chinos might be the dream ensemble. You can channel your inner Tommy Shelby (without the villainous parts obviously) with this retro look, combined with some polished brogues and a few well-chosen accessories – consider a pocket watch and handkerchief for example.

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