Shirt Collars: casual

The shirt has always been one of the most iconic and versatile garments of the men's wardrobe. In the last article we found out which are, according to the type of collar, the most formal and traditional shirt models.   Now, let's find out the perfect models for a more casual and youthful look.   As first example of a less formal collar, we find the so-called button-down collar. It was the American giant Brooks Brothers, in the mid-fifties, to create and spread it. Its main feature is to button up directly on the shirt thanks to the two buttonholes on the tips. There are two types: the long button-down and the short one. Originally used only for sportswear, it is also suitable for young or informal business looks. It is best suited to a blunt cuff. You can use it especially in free time, without a tie, open and combined with a sporty cut jacket, such as a blazer. The Club collar, with the typical rounded and beveled tips, was very popular in the 20's. It was born as a distinctive feature for the uniforms of an English school. This was a way to differentiate its students. It was considered an elite sign (hence the name “Club”), synonymous with refined exclusivity, but extremely versatile at the same time. This collar is perfect for men with an elongated face; while it goes perfectly with the rounded cuff, and with slim knots and ties. For a more casual style, you can wear the Club collar even open, without any tie. Finally, emblem of an informal and youthful look, is undoubtedly the Korean collar. It finds inspiration in the traditional lines of the Far East. The collar has a very peculiar and characteristic shape. Almost without leaves, it consists of a single "band", about 3 cm high, buttoned up on the front. The design is minimal, suitable for an extremely fresh and youthful look. Talking about combinations, the best choice is the match with rounded cuffs; while it is obviously impossible to wear a tie. Cadini is at your disposal to help you in the choice of the shirt model that best suits your style and your customers....

Shirt Collars: Formal

Men's shirts have always been the distinctive element of every gentleman, a garment with timeless charm and a symbol of social status. The emblem of versatility and style. Which are the perfect collars to achieve a more formal and classic look? The traditional and classic Italian is formal but extremely versatile. With its narrow and elongated tips, it gives a visually slimming effect. This is perfect for round faces and short necks. Talking about combinations, the Italian collar perfectly goes with a beveled or rounded cuff,  and small and medium tie knots, such as the simple or double knot. The  French, characterized by smaller leaves, is suitable for softening faces with harder and more prominent features. The collar design perfectly combines a straight cuff with a double button and large tie knots, such as the Windsor, the Balthus, the Eldredge, and the Trinity, which fill and balance the collar’s wide cut. For a modern and elegant look, not designed for specific occasions, a great choice is a semi-French. The structure harmonizes most of the proportions. It is a  balanced style and has a "universal" shape which makes it particularly suitable for men with oval, long and narrow faces. The double beveled cuff is perfect for a semi-French collar; while, for the tie match, medium-large knots are preferred, in particular the Half Windsor. To conclude, the undisputed symbol of formality and elegance is  diplomatic, by definition the "bow tie collar".  It is characterized by very small leaves,  pronounced only on the front. With this type of collar,  cuffs for cufflinks are mandatory, both in the double cufflink and in the rounded version.  The bow tie should be preferably in silk. No tie should be used with this type of collar. Cadini is at your disposal to help you in the choice of the shirt model that best suits your style and your customers....

Mother Pearl: a style choice that makes the difference.

"Small details truly matter". This sentence fits perfectly when referring to dress shirts. Mother pearl, design choice that is generally overlooked, becomes a style option that makes a difference under an attentive gaze. Mother of pearl buttons is made with a very fine and natural material. Also known as nacre, it is taken from the inner layer of certain kinds of shells. These accessories have been used since the late 18th century on all men’s shirts and cufflinks. As a matter of fact, after 1890, pearl buttons represented half of the entire production of buttons. The manufacturing process At the time, most of the mother-of-pearl buttons were made in Muscatine, situated near the Mississippi River. The city will be later nicknamed the “ Pearl Button Capital of the World”. Today these precious goods are manufactured all over the world: America, China, India, Japan, and the Phillippines. Mother of pearl buttons come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, styles, and qualities, adorning and giving a unique and timeless touch to each garment. Discover our selection of garments with mother pearl buttons....

PITTI UOMO JANUARY 2022

Cadini will present the new Fall/Winter 2022-2023 Collection at Pitti Uomo from 11 to 13 January 2022. With a perfect game between opposites, dualism becomes the main ingredient of the brand's new proposals and taking inspiration from nature, it offers original garments, suitable for every need and taste....