From being worn as uniform for industrial workers in World War 1 to being a big part of the swinging sixties, the grandad shirt helped define the style of generations. So much so that we’ve written a piece entitled The History of the Grandad Shirt. But how do you wear the grandad shirt? Read on to find out.
How to Wear the Grandad Shirt - Casual
For a simple and hassle free look, team your shirt with a plain white tee and jeans, then leave the buttons undone. It’s really is as easy as that. The grandad shirt is so stylish on its own you won’t need to bother with any other added details - although a fashionable backpack does help.
How to Wear the Grandad Shirt - Smart Casual
When it comes to smart casual, a pair of chinos and grandad shirts are a no-brainer. Unexpected invite? Just tuck in the shirt for a more polished look. For warmer weather, keep a few buttons (just a few) undone and complete the look with a pair of woven loafers.
How to Wear the Grandad Shirt - Formal
If you’re going for a more formal look then the grandad shirt is a perfect substitute for your regular formal shirt. Best when paired with a blazer, then complete with slim or skinny fit trousers for a put-together look. Whatever you do, never make that cardinal sin of wearing your grandad shirt with a tie.
How to Wear the Grandad Shirt - Layering
Lastly, how to layer it. If it’s a bit chilly out, you’ll need to wear this shirt with a cardigan and not a crew neck. Simply because a crew neck hides the grandad shirt collar. The best lightweight jacket to pair with this shirt would be the Harrington – an easy look that you just can’t go wrong with.