Think of a contrast-collar shirt, and the image that springs to mind tends to be of a Patrick Bateman or Gordon Gekko type, dressed to the nines in a power ensemble, complete with a pinstripe suit and suspenders. While there is certainly a place and a time for that sort of look, a trend that has been gaining momentum over the last few seasons - and which has recently captured our attention in a more pronounced way - is the casual contrast collar. Whether you're going out for a weekend lunch, or on a date, or if you work somewhere with a relaxed dress code, there's now no reason why you can't enjoy the crisp visual contrast and point of difference of a contrast collar, without the Wall Street mogul associations. Click through the gallery above to see six of our favourite casual contrast-collar shirts this season.
Words by Mr Peter Henderson