MANDARIN MAN

by Suraj Melwani | March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Mandarin Collar is an acquired taste in menswear. It'll make you feel something cultured.

Get it in-store at PACT or right here.


A crisp white Mandarin collared shirt is one of the most versatile garments out there. It can easily be dressed down or spruced up; Pair with some washed out shorts or style it with one of our Slim suit pants. Our garments adopting this collar have been designed with a holistic balance in mind, so as to not distract from the charm of this iconic style. Expect subtle stitch details, contrast thread and beautiful Japanese fabric trims.


Manchurian in it's origin, various iterations of this collar style were popularized by Chairman Mao, Shanghai Tang (They even founded the Mandarin Collar Society) and Mr Nehru. We're a clothing company based out of Singapore, so it's only natural we embrace influences close to home.


Technicals: The execution of the Mandarin collar is not as easy as it looks. Despite the collar actually being rounded in it's look, it's pattern is actually a dead straight band. The neck shape is what actually dictates the direction of the band.


Our Mandarin Collar shirts have been designed with a nice balance in mind. Without taking away from the iconic stature of the band, we kept the height of the collar nice and low with details to an absolute minimum. Contrast fabrics were used to trim inside the neck band as well as the inner sleeve cuffs. We combined premium Japanese Cotton fabrics from Osaka with expert craftsmanship you've come to trust from sifr. These garments fit in a tailored-casual way, without being too shaped at the waist. Straight from the armpit, and then opens up subtly at the sweep. Just what you'd expect from a thoughtful Mandarin Collared Shirt.


What we did;
- Mother of pearl shell buttons
- Contrast thread
- Very fine SPI (Stitches per inch) to achieve cleaner construction
- Japanese fabric inner trim
- Straight Fit and then subtly opens up at the sweep
- 100% Japanese Cotton fabric
- Print designed in-house

Get it in-store at PACT or right here.

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