As we approach the last full month of summer, the hottest of days are still waiting for us. But, our everyday lives don’t get derailed by the heat, so neither should our sense of style. If you’re looking for something that is going to help you beat the heat and keep you stylin’, look no further than a good ol revere collar.
In recent years, revere collar shirts have been making their way back into menswear. Simply put, revere collars are a button up shirt in which the collar lays flat and where the typical top button would be, there isn’t one. These shirts come in all shapes and sizes and most importantly often come in more breathable fabrics to help keep you cool on a hot summer day.
Some of my favorite revere collar shirts are a mix of both vintage and new. While my newer pieces are often found at stores such as ASOS or Zara, thrifting for these pieces is one of the most fun things. Since revere collars have been in fashion since the 1960s and 1970s, you can find quality made shirts for relatively inexpensive prices. I picked up my two vintage finds in thrift stores in Minneapolis and Seattle.
Another benefit of the revere collar style is its ability to transition from day to night. If you work at a job that is a little more relaxed, you can get away with a revere shirt tucked into a pair of jeans and call it a day. Otherwise, pair a patterned revere collar shirt, a darker floral or striped pattern works best, with one of your favorite suits and your good to go at the office. To transition to night, slip off the coat, unbutton the shirt a bit (you could throw on a simple white tee if you’re a bit more conservative), throw on a pair of chelsea boots and you’re all set.
Whether you need to switch up your office style game for the end of summer or escape the heat of the last days of summer, revere collars are your new go-to. Get it in a pattern, a floral, plain, new or vintage, you honestly can’t go wrong when beating the summer heat. Show me your best revere collar shirts on Instagram using #connexionstyle!
Until next time!