Buyer’s Guide: Easygoing Popover Shirts for the Season

Buyer’s Guide: Easygoing Popover Shirts for the Season

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The popover has experienced a nice style resurgence in recent years. As designers & brands have looked to the past for inspiration, icons like Mick Jagger have provided a nice template for current designs. And this year’s crop of popovers — in either long or short-sleeve iterations — are doing something that the shirts of old did not: providing all kinds of color with adventurous florals or deep indigos, and keeping the fit nice and modern. These are all fit for the first (or heck, last) barbecue or patio drinking session in the warmer months to come.

#1. J Crew Factory Brushed Twill Popover

The soft cotton and excellent price make this a worthy pick-up.

The soft cotton and excellent price make this a worthy pick-up.

Don’t be so quick to brush off a big-name, budget-friendly brand like J. Crew Factory — this popover provides awesome style for the price. At a surprisingly low selling point (just under $20), with a soft wash and trim fit, it’s the kind of easy-wearing shirt that scores big points in the looks department.

Buy It Now: $19.99

#2. Gitman Vintage Oxford Overdye Popover

A deep indigo color & the four-button placket make this popover slightly dressier.

A deep indigo color & the four-button placket make this popover slightly dressier.

The second entry on this list is substantially more expensive, but you’re getting a deep navy indigo popover with a slightly longer placket in a slim fit — from a reputable brand at that. This shade would work well with lightwash jeans in particular, but it would also stand up well underneath a khaki blazer.

Buy It Now: $156

#3. Boden Short-Sleeve Floral Popover

A more traditional popover that brings to mind old Hawaiian shirts.

A more traditional popover that brings to mind old Hawaiian shirts.

Boden brings a more classic take on the popover — the slightly relaxed fit and throwback floral print ensure that. However, the bright color combo is fun and eye-catching (they also make more subdued Dusk or Blue popovers). The price is more reasonable compared to elsewhere, too.

Buy It Now: $68

#4. J. Crew Japanese Chambray Popover

Not to be mistaken with J. Crew Factory from the top of the list.

Not to be mistaken with J. Crew Factory from the top of the list.

While some might confuse J. Crew and J. Crew Factory, the two brands are distinctive — and both are doing great things in their own ways. J. Crew’s version of the popover features soft Japanese cotton in a light blue chambray shade that should pair with navy, olive or khaki chinos.

Buy It Now: $88

#5. Burkman Bros. Popover

The wild wave wave print makes this one popover that's ready for the beach.

The wild wave wave print makes this one popover that’s ready for the beach.

Burkman Bros., much like Gitman Vintage above, has always viewed menswear through a slightly tilted lens — quirky takes on classic staples. The popover here is no different – a neutral indigo base is amplified with a summer-appropriate wave print. The pleat in the back should keep the fit trim.

Buy It Now: $160

Beau Hayhoe

Beau is a fashion PR pro and freelance style blogger based in Brooklyn. He's contributed to a number of prominent men's fashion outlets, including Dappered, Effortless Gent and Genteel Flair. He maintains a #menswear-focused blog, The Style Guide and enjoys a great beer (outside of working hours, of course).

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Beau Hayhoe

Beau is a fashion PR pro and freelance style blogger based in Brooklyn. He's contributed to a number of prominent men's fashion outlets, including Dappered, Effortless Gent and Genteel Flair. He maintains a #menswear-focused blog, The Style Guide and enjoys a great beer (outside of working hours, of course).

All stories by:Beau Hayhoe