Unlikely Style Icons: The Camp Collar Shirt

Unlikely Style Icons: The Camp Collar Shirt

Unlikely Style Icons: The Camp Collar Shirt

The perfect summer shirt, the camp collar was developed as an alternative to more formal shirting in hotter climates. Worn by soldiers relaxing in camp, and labourers or field workers who preferred the cooler relaxed cut which allowed them to work freely in the sun.

The open collar style caught on as a trend and progressed away from the working man's attire. As the 21st century grew closer, the shirt could be found on the backs of lawn-mowing, hammock-lying, BBQing dads globally. Whether your shirt dons big bold prints, patterns, stripes or simply block colours, this is a staple wardrobe piece worn by Leo, Keanu, Biggie and Bill.

A classic piece worn by classic dudes.