August 8, 2017

Popover shirts can be considered a hybrid of the traditional sports shirt and the polo tee. Originating in the 1960s from a certain American apparel company, it defined a new look that is still very much casual chic today. A style made popular by Ivy Leaguers of the time, the popover shirt was the epitome of “smart casual”, and still retains this heritage. Here are 5 unique popover shirts for men. 


Gant Rugger Ikat Popover Shirt

From the company that created the popover style, Gant gives you an indigo popover shirt with eclectic flare. Made from an Indonesian ikat dyeing technique and sporting a pattern resembling hugs and kisses, this is a must-have for those who like to add an Asian flair to their outfits.

Abercrombie & Fitch Garment Dye Linen Popover

Abercrombie & Fitch bring you a linen popover in a selection of dyed colours including this cool navy blue. Collar buttons and long sleeves give it a more formal appeal when paired with pants, or just roll up those sleeves and undo a few buttons if you like something more casual. The choice is yours!

Hugh & Crye Lynd

Hugh & Crye’s short-sleeved variation of the popover is cut from white twill fabric and features a band collar which is similar in look to a Mandarin collar. Its minimalist design makes it a good complementary piece to throw a jacket, blazer or even sweater over, but if you just want to go free and easy, it looks fine solo too!

Charles Tyrwhitt Slim Fit Popover Herringbone Denim Blue Shirt

No man’s wardrobe is complete without his denims, and the Charles Tyrwhitt Denim popover makes no exception. Curved single two-buttoned cuffs and contrasting trims keep this piece in-line with true British classic detailing, as do the back pleats. Combine these details with a nice pair of chinos or bermudas for the summer and you’re ready for any occasion.

Jack Spade Double Face Chambray Popover

If you’re a stripe aficionado, you might want to add this Jack Spade Chambray piece to your collection. The mixture of bold and thin stripes add a fun and relaxed element that makes it both easy-on-the-eye yet outstanding, great for drinks with friends or a casual date.


Image Credits: Abercrombie & Fitch, Hugh & Crye, Charles Tyrwhitt, Jack Spade