The Band Collar
- Choice of three top-notch fabrics: linen, Oxford cloth, or poplin
- An easy-to-pair, minimal band collar
- Asphalte co-creators’ favourite tailored fit
What you didn't want
The cut wasn’t on point
It was too baggy
The fabric creased too easily
The collar was poorly designed
For Work and Play
BUILT FOR THE SUMMER
You’ve got the choice of three classic, warm-weather fabrics. Up first, we’ve got 165g/m2 linen woven in France. Ultra-cool, with a light, natural feel—pour yourself a barley water, lower your sunhat over your face and bask in its summery aura.
STRAIGHT OUTTA OXFORD
Oxford cloth probably doesn’t need much spiel does it? Smart, but tough, it’s the perfect do-it-all fabric that works right through the year. To keep ours warm-weather-ready, we opted for a lighter-than-usual 180g/m2.
TOP OF THE POPLINS
And finally, we’ve got 125g/m2 poplin. Crisp, sleek and quick to dry, this will keep you fresh on even the stuffiest of summer days.
GRANDAD KNOWS BEST
Band collar? Grandad collar? Mandarin collar? Whatever you call that unique collar—or lack of collar—one thing we can all agree on is that it looks ace. Classic, but not old-fashioned, it adds a bit of hard-grafting flair to even the laziest of days.
A CUT ABOVE
We used our tried and tested Ideal Shirt as the blueprint for the Band Collar Shirt’s cut, meaning it has that tailored fit we’re famous for. Sharp, but with room to move, there’s a reason we come back to this shape time and time again.
YOU ASK, WE OBLIGE
You told us you felt a full button placket carried a bit more smart-do weight than the two or three buttons you often see paired with a grandad collar. Well, we weren’t about to stop listening to you now. We opted for eight nifty bio-based buttons running from collar to waist. Talk about scrubbing up nicely. Pass the fizz, please.
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
One shirt, seven timeless tones. If you ever wanted to live out your lavish dream of wearing a different-coloured shirt for every day of the week, here’s your chance. Or of course, you could just pick your fave.
THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAILS
If you’re one of those people who obsesses over small details, there’s a lot to obsess over here. From the gently rounded hem to that tonal thread on the sleeves, we put a lot of effort into making sure everything about the Band Collar Shirt was just right.
A WEARABLE WONDER
Yep, it’s a work-wear favourite, but that doesn’t mean it can only be worn with a pair of 100-year-old jeans salvaged from a gold mine. Wear it with a suit, wear it with chinos, wear it with shorts, wear it with… you get the idea, this thing is versatile. The shirt of choice for those who are looking for something just that little bit different.
All the production steps for your Band Collar
What goes into making your Band Collar Shirts? The materials have travelled a total of 7,327 km(4,552 miles) (Linen) , 4,198 km (2,608 miles) (Poplin), 4,924 km (3,059 miles) (Oxford) from field to doormat.
Harvesting the linen
Farming cooperatives France
Harvesting the cotton and spinning
Farming cooperatives Turkey (Poplin , Oxford)
Spinning and dyeing
Uab Lietvilna Lituanie (Linen), MGC Acabamentos Texteis (Poplin et Oxford)
Labels : OEKO-TEX Standard 100, GRS, Master of linen
Emanuel Lang (Linen) , TMG Group (Poplin et Oxford)
Social certifications : Tissu France Terre Textile, Master of linen
Mathelin Apprêts Teinture (Linen) , MGC Acabamentos Texteis (Oxford) France (Linen)
Social certifications : Tissu France Terre Textile, OEKO-TEX Standard 100 (Linen)
Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Band Collar Shirt we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:
of CO2 emitted
The equivalent of 64.9 kms (40.3 miles) by car.
of phosphor released in the water
The equivalent of growing 8.3 kg of apples.
The equivalent of 45.4h of heating (in avg. flat).
NO SWEAT !
We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how many pieces of the same item you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.
Easy to change sizes
If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.
IT’S A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT
Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.