Valet.com features our Chaparral band collar shirt in a recent editorial trend watch page. Band collar shirts always look good and valet.com is totally right…they look particularly good right now. While working on getting this group of shirts together last season, I kept seeing the band collar style pop up on well dressed guys about town. I felt the time was finally right to bring them back into the Hamilton 1883 collection. Check out our two variations of the style here and here.
In a related/unrelated note….what really clinched it was watching Netflix late one night and seeing Dustin Hoffman wear the style in the film Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). The wardrobe in this movie looks particularly good…and besides being an excellent movie, it’s Meryl Streep’s very first Oscar win.