Invest in Turms Mandarin Collared Shirts This Summer
The Mandarin collar has been around for ages, and for good reason. But what are Mandarin collars, after all? Where did they come from? Who’s wearing them? And why should you bother? Also, you’ve probably just always called them Chinese collars. Well, what’s in a name? So call them whatever, just do yourself a favour and stock up your wardrobe with some this summer. Thank us later.
So what are we talking about here? The Mandarin collar is an unfolded, stand up collar that rises just a few centimetres up from the neckline and gives you that uber suave look. Think Jaden Smith from Karate Kid. Or if you want to go further back, everyone – from Ip Man to Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan has donned the round collar in their movies. So if you’re looking for something to add to your wardrobe that even the biggest of stars swear by, look no further than a Turms Mandarin Collar shirt.
You’ll also be surprised to know how far fashionable clothing has come over the ages. Sit tight, and get ready to be blown away, as we take you through the Mandarin collars of the past and introduce you to the mandarin collar of the future. Let’s get started!
Mandarin collars date all the way back to 220BC! That’s right. While having originated in China, they’ve now become even more popular in the western world. The Mandarins (or Chinese bureaucrats) wore round collars as part of the traditional garment of Manchu.
What’s more, round collars have been around even in India since the 10th century. You’ve seen the ever-so-regal Bandhgala suit. Distinguished, masculine and suitable for everybody type, it has been the staple wear of Rajasthan's aristocracy.
Despite such a long history to them, Mandarin collars have been popular through the years, even in pop culture. You can find them in the Star Wars films in the uniform of the Empire's officers. More recently, the ultra-chic Harry Styles has been one to pull off the iconic statement whenever he’s gotten the chance to. His intricately embellished gold embroidered jacket from the 42nd AMA’s still makes envious wannabe fashionistas everywhere go hot under the, ahem, collar! Then we have Petyr Baelish, or Littlefinger, and even Joffrey Baratheon from Game of Thrones, who seem to be quite the fans.
A crisp Mandarin-collared shirt – with or without a suit – at any formal gathering or event can be quite the eye-catcher. Mandarin collars are quite understandably all the rage nowadays, because they are short and do not fold over, and hence don’t require neckties, but still look just as formal.
The Mandarin collar is not merely a fashion statement, but a very practical and versatile option too, for when you need to work through the day and party in the night. It’s dynamic enough that you can put on a formal jacket and you’re ready for a meeting over lunch, and just switch to a leather jacket and you’re on for the night. Pair it with trousers and formal shoes or jeans and sneakers, it’s the chameleon of outfits and works wonders anyway!
Worried about sweating and soiling? Don’t be! Because the Turms Mandarin collared shirt lets you go through the day like a boss, without a worry in the world. With cutting edge anti-odour technology from Turms, you can rest assured your shirt will continue to smell as fresh as it’ll feel even when you’re wrapping up the party.
As for worrying about letting that coffee mug slip at lunch or spilling your drinks later in the night, there’s a trick up this shirt’s sleeve for those too! All Turms Mandarin collared shirts are anti-stain or rather, stain repellent. We’ve got your back, no matter what water-based stain you happen to throw at them. Rigorously tested, these technologies are also completely safe for your skin and the environment. Win-win!
So if you’re still meanderin’ around for the perfect summer addition to your wardrobe, it’s time to stop and just get yourself the comfortable and contemporary Mandarin collar shirts from Turms.
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