Best Occasions For You To Wear A Camp Collar Shirt

Best Occasions For You To Wear A Camp Collar Shirt

When is it appropriate to wear a Camp Collar shirt?

The answer lies in its remarkable adaptability, seamlessly blending laid-back charm with a touch of sophistication. Whether you're sliding in the sand at a beach party or attending a happy wedding with good friends, the Camp Collar Shirt stands as a sartorial symbol of versatility and flair.

To my mind this shirt style evokes confidence and calm.

An email from Tracey, a customer, got me thinking about how versatile the Camp Collar Shirt really is. She is busy making the shirt for her husband for a wedding.

Like her journey around the globe for the past 30+ years, this shirt effortlessly transitions between various settings and climates from the sunny beaches of Costa Rica to the elegant backdrop of a June wedding in Canada, it embodies that perfect balance of laid-back confidence and sophistication. 

With such a range of options to don a Camp Collar Shirt (also known as Cuban Shirt) it may feel a little overwhelming deciding which event is appropriate. So I thought it would be useful to highlight eight occasions that suit a Camp Collar Shirt and how you might complete the outfit.

I've compiled a list of eight occasions where the Camp Collar Shirt shines brightest, perfect for someone who appreciates style without sacrificing comfort. Life is too short to be uncomfortable. 

If he goes to any of these events, then making him a Camp Collar Shirt in a fabric that suits him and the occasion, is an incredibly thoughtful gift.

  1. Summer BBQ with friends
  2. Day at the beach
  3. Summer music festival
  4. Tropical vacation
  5. Casual Friday at the office
  6. Dinner date
  7. Celebrating the weekend
  8. Outdoor Summer wedding

 the perfect occasions for men to wear a camp collar shirt 

Eight occasions to wear your Camp Collar Shirt

1. Summer BBQ With Friends

A colourful plain or floral hibiscus pattern shirt in navy and white paired with a cargo short and slides or deck shoes. Avoid layering a t-shirt underneath to keep it light and breezy. Add some sunglasses and a woven straw hat to your head to complete the summery vibe.

Men Camp Collar or Cuban shirt sewing pattern for summer BBQ

2. Day At The Beach

A linen camp collar shirt in a light colour such as cream, beige, pastel blue or white depending on your colouring. Wear it open over a white or patterned t-shirt and pair it with swim shorts or lightweight linen trousers. For those a little more comfortable with their bodies, just wear it open. You complete the look with thongs, a straw beach bag, and don't forget your hat and sunscreen. 

Men's Camp Collar shirt sewing pattern for the beach

3. Summer Music Festival

A vibrant camp collar shirt with a bold print, such as palm trees or abstract designs. Pair it with slim-fit jeans and accessorise with statement sunglasses and a fedora hat. Complete the outfit with comfortable sneakers or boots in case you need to stay on your feet.


4. Tropical Vacation

If you're heading to a tropical destination, embrace the vacation vibe with a camp collar shirt in a bold floral or palm print. Pair it with lightweight pant or cotton shorts in a complementary colour that matches your skin undertone. Complete the look with comfortable sandals or boat shoes and a bucket hat for a relaxed and stylish vacation outfit.

Men's Camp Collar Shirt sewing pattern for summer holiday


5. Casual Friday at the Office

If your workplace has a neat but casual dress code or allows for casual Fridays, a Camp Collar shirt can be a great option. Choose a solid colour shirt in a polished fabric like cotton or linen. Pair it with tailored trousers or chinos in a complementary colour. Add loafers or dress shoes and a belt for a smart yet relaxed office ensemble.


6. Dinner Date

A solid colour in a sophisticated shade, like navy, dark brown or olive green would make a great first impression. This applies to 6 year old's first time at a fancy restaurant to a teenagers first date through to date night for couples who have been together for 50 years.

Tuck it into tailored trousers in a neutral colour, such as white, grey. An analogous colour looks very smart too in the right hues (navy, olive or chocolate). Add a leather belt, dress shoes, and a blazer or lightweight jacket for a polished and refined outfit perfect for a dinner date.

Boy's Camp Collar Shirt for dinner party 

7. It's the Weekend!

Celebrate just because it is the weekend! For this regular event select a Camp Collar Shirt in a fun print, like tropical leaves or geometric patterns. Wear it untucked over straight leg chinos or jeans in a complementary colour. For hotter days mid-thigh shorts work too. Add sneakers or loafers, a leather belt, and some accessories like a watch or bracelet for a stylish yet relaxed look.

Men's Camp Collar Shirt sewing pattern for weekend wear


8. Outdoor Summer Wedding

For an outdoor summer wedding, opt for a camp collar shirt in a refined pattern like gingham or subtle stripes. Pair it with tailored trousers in a light colour such as beige or light grey. Add a linen blazer or lightweight suit jacket for a more formal touch. Complete the outfit with dress shoes and a pocket square for a dapper and summer-appropriate wedding look. 

Stylish Men's Camp Collar shirt sewing pattern for wedding


p.s. if there are any fabric designs on this page that catch your eye, please contact us and we can make it available to you upon request.

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