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Finally, a shirt that delivers classic style no matter the occasion. Our new Grinnell dress shirt is part of the Professionals collection inspired by liberal arts college towns in the United States.
What’s unique about this shirt?
Founded in 1846, and known for rigorous academics and a tradition of social responsibility, Grinnell encourages students to take ownership over their unique courses of study. Crafted to accompany you on your own path, our Grinnell features a unique red and white pencil stripes pattern, in our small button-down collar – a collegiate yet modern style. You’ll also enjoy a silky smooth 100s poplin fabric, and our signature convertible cuffs.
Why should I care?
The button-down collar is a classic, that has been worn by gentlemen from politicians to athletes for decades. It all began in the late 19th century, when polo players traditionally wore collared Oxford shirts on the field. As they rode their horses, their collars would flap in the wind. This interfered with their playing, and as a result some players sewed buttons onto their collars to keep them down and out of the way. Years later, our own button-down collar evolved after a tremendous amount of trial and error trying to find the right proportions. We landed on a medium sized collar that walks the line between modern and classic perfectly. It has just the right amount of interlining to have a perfect roll when worn casually or with a tie for a more prep inspired look.
How should I wear it?
This collar is generally considered a preppy, casual style, and there’s a bit of debate about whether or not you can wear it with a tie. But we think it can be easily dressed both up or down to suit you. Pair this shirt with a knit cardigan and dark slacks or denim, leaving the uppermost button of the collar open. Or for a more business oriented look, wear it with a plaid tie and a casual jacket or blazer such as the Seneca.
When should I wear it?
Its collegiate yet modern style makes it a perfect fit for wearing when catching rays field side, getting together with an old friend at a café, or meeting up with colleagues for a late night dinner. And, with July 4th quickly approaching, this is the shirt your wardrobe needs.
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