Is the search for summer menswear essentials ever really complete? At times and in my experience, it feels like it’s a never-ending quest, or at least a fun journey, to find picks that surprise and delight in terms of your wardrobe.
Everyone’s summer menswear favorites tend to look a bit different based on where you live and how your day-to-day shakes out, but it’s the tried-and-true picks that keep us all going, right? I’ve found that whether I’m working from home and wearing a breezy pocket tee, or heading to a rooftop cocktail event, the good folks at Taylor Stitch always tend to come through in the clutch.
Of course, you might prize pieces that are a touch more classic or straightforward, like one of the best men’s polos or a Taylor Stitch Oxford shirt. And yet, your wardrobe should leave a little bit of room for interpretation: That’s where one of the best camp collar shirts is ready to shake up your menswear rotation just ever-so-slightly.
That shirt, my friends, is part of the always-engaging Taylor Stitch New Arrivals section, and the Taylor Stitch Conrad Shirt offers up retro and modern style in spades. It’s modeled off camp collar shirts of decades gone by, and you’ll notice that the collar lays flat in a more casual fashion, akin to something you might have seen Don Draper wear.
Crucially, the Taylor Stitch Conrad Shirt harnesses that same sense of casually cool style (without some of Don’s more questionable habits), and it’s every bit as well-designed as you’ve come to expect from Taylor Stitch. In my experience with the brand, texture and fabric is really where the San Francisco brand stands out, and the Taylor Stitch Conrad Shirt is no exception.
It’s available in two dusty, pleasingly summer-friendly shades, Orchid and Sand Jacquard, with 100 percent organic cotton washed fabric that should feel remarkably soft on the skin. So, why a camp collar shirt? Well, the Taylor Stitch Conrad Shirt is a touch more easygoing even when compared to a polo (thanks to the lay-flat collar and straight-hem, standard fit), so it’s a nice change of pace on breezy summer evenings.
The shorter hem also makes it easier to wear untucked, although I’ve found that most Taylor Stitch shirts can be worn untucked without missing a beat (including the brand’s stylish Oxford shirts) Even still, the Taylor Stitch Conrad Shirt is another much-needed, laidback style swerve on the hottest summer days.
Plus, the medium weight means you can wear the Taylor Stitch Conrad Shirt on your own, or you can style it as I would — unbuttoned over a heather grey T-shirt. Effortlessly cool style is the name of the game with the throwback-inspired camp collar shirt, and the Taylor Stitch Conrad Shirt is a worthy example to add to your wardrobe ASAP.