Item highlight - Open collar corduroy shirt by The Real McCoy's

Posted by Sepp Dedeyne on

Way back a man did not leave the house without a 3-piece suit, a crisp shirt and a silk tie. And while this was the norm, especially in the 50's there was a certain appetite for more casual clothes. Anything from sportswear up to Cowboy style shirts became more popular for the weekends and these open collar shirts are a perfect testament to that period in time.

The open Collar Corduroy shirts became popular in the 1950's as a form of casual workwear, seen as a more stylish alternative to traditional flannel shirts and even crossed over into Ivy League style later in the era. 


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The one from McCoy's is made of a fine, 14 Wale cotton-wool Corduroy with a bespoke Rayon back-lining and constructed in a boxy fit and finished with a straight hem, true to the vintage proportions. 
We think it's a versatile layering piece, that like most things we sell can be dressed up or down. To speak to the idea of the versatility we decided to showcase two outfits.
Our first outfit is a combination of classic English colors combined with an Italian sensability. The outfit combines the Pinpoint Oxford shirt by Finamore with the Rosemary Super Geelong sweater by William Lockie on a classic pair of flannels by Rota.
Open collar shirt William Lockie



Our second outfit is more casual and something that's just easy to throw on during the weekends with a slight nod to Ivy Style. Combining the rugged heavy oz. longsleeve by Velva Sheen with a pair of Stone washed jeans by Orslow, Classic Penny loafers by Alden in color #8 Cordovan to finish it off.


The Real McCoy's open collar shirt mustard


Open collar shirt Velva Sheen



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