WHITE COLLAR WORKERS

 

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Legendarily advocated by Patrick Bateman in American Psycho and Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, contrast collar shirts were once connected with the self-confident powerbrokers of the 1980s, classically worn with braces and pinstripe suits. Though the style still goes hand in hand with proper business dressing, this time around the look can be worn more delicately and so is no longer the sole domain of financiers and business magnates. The heritage of contrast collars and cuffs, in fact, lie in functionality rather than excess. The idea was that the cuffs and collar of a shirt could be changed more effortlessly, extending its wearable life, if they were white rather than if they matched the body of the shirt. Finding precisely the same coloured or patterned fabric once more could prove difficult, while plain collars and cuffs were readily accessible. These days we like the style because of its clean look and the crisp visual contrast that it adds to an outfit.

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WHITE COLLAR WORKERS

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Donald Anthony

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Donald Anthony

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