The 10 best high neck shirts for men

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Mandarin collar, grandfather shirt, mandarin collar, officer collar – the particular style has different names, all involving the same short and standing collar. It is a silhouette that barely stands out from the crowd by playing a nice little visual trick: is it casual, is it formal? Who has to say? The style is imbued with relaxed elegance, intimidating others that coveted air of looking good without trying too hard.

When made in fabrics such as linen and chambray, as stand-up collar shirts often are, they lend themselves well to the often tacky months of July and August, a time when getting dressed can feel like a chore and looking good together while simultaneously battling the heat sounds like two inherently opposing ideas. Wear one with jeans, shorts, or whatever socks you really like, and let the shirt do the work for you.

Below are ten of those shirts that are perfect for upping your late summer wardrobe.


Woolrich Linen Officer Collar Shirt

There is something inherently stylish about linen already, a fabric that is even more so when rendered in a button down shirt with a stand-up collar like Woolrich’s above. Because the brand is “the master of outdoor essentials”, you can rest assured that airy linens are able to keep you cool even on the sweltering summer days.


Abercrombie Band Collar Denim Button-Down Shirt

If classic button down jeans are a bit too rugged for your taste, opt for this denim number from Abercrombie with a banded collar instead. You will still have the look and feel of denim, just in a slightly higher shape than most products on the market.


COS 3/4 sleeve grandfather shirt

It might be called the grandpa shirt, but it’s guaranteed to make you look anything but geriatric, with the quarter-length folded sleeves and hidden button placket adding a modern twist to the classic style.


Regular-fit Mango shirt in linen with Mandarin collar

For those who can’t be bothered by button-down shirts, this pull-on linen shirt from Mango takes the concept of ‘throw it and go’ to the next level, an incredibly easy-to-wear shirt that doesn’t skimp on style.

Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer Pure Linen Grandpa Collar Shirt

Sometimes linen itself isn’t enough to fight a heat wave, so Marks and Spencer topped theirs with a moisture-wicking (and easy-to-iron) finish that will make those hot summer days. a little more bearable.

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FatFace Striped Grandpa Shirt

FatFace dispels the belief that all officer collar shirts are strictly solid colors with their own subtle striped grandpa shirt. Made from 100% cotton and cut for a more tailored fit, wear it to work, to dinner with friends, over coffee and everywhere in between.

Scotch & Soda

Scotch & Soda Collarless Casual Shirt

Another striped shirt, this one a little more vibrant thanks to the cream stripes and featuring a loose, loose fit so you don’t have to worry about it sticking to your skin.


Mandarin Collar Shirt 100% Linen Bennetton

A white button up is a wardrobe staple, but add some variety to the mix with this grandfather collar option from Bennetton. It takes an already iconic wardrobe staple and elevates it even more.

Mr. Porter

Etro grandfather collar printed cotton shirt

We’d like to think of this as the ultimate go-out shirt for summer evenings, finding the perfect balance between casual but not too casual, the print in tandem with the less ubiquitous stand-up collar tied to make it the piece de resistance of any outfit.

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Tulum striped cotton shirt with stand-up collar SMR Days

In case you haven’t heard, luxury resort clothing is the order of the day and SMR Days is one of the best out there. While there’s no denying that the brand’s Tulum-inspired striped button-down shirt will pair well with jeans or shorts, we recommend making one. see and gushing for the matching pants too, to really capture that air of elegant nonchalance.

Elizabeth J. Harless