The Obtainer - 5/20/24, Monday

The Obtainer

May 20th Edition

Cory Ohlendorf

How many camp collar shirts are too many? I might need to thin out my current collection to make room for some fresh ones.

- Cory Ohlendorf, Editor in Chief ⋯ @coryohlendorf


Buying Guide

The Camp Collar Isn’t Going Anywhere

It’s the unofficial uniform of cool guys during the summer months. A shirt with many names, the camp collar shirt is sometimes called a Cuban collar shirt, a cabana shirt or simply a “vacation shirt”. Laidback and a bit louche, there's a rakish yet refined charm to these shirts—which is why they're not only easy to wear but also look good on just about everyone. It's that signature collar that lays flat against your upper chest to create a V-shaped neckline—just how deep is determined by how many buttons you fasten.

And while the breezy tropical prints of the classic Hawaiian shirt have reigned supreme for the last few years—and they're not really going anywhere—the latest batch from brands big and small offers a fresh perspective. They're a touch wilder and more graphic, with some throwback appeal to them. The fabric is drapey and the silhouette a little boxy, giving them an even more relaxed fit and feel.

As you probably already know, there's really no wrong way to wear them. Layer it over a T-shirt and wear it open with some washed jeans or your favorite shorts. Toss one on with your swim trunks. Some fresh ways to wear it this summer include tucking it into some high-waisted, wide-leg pants or with your lightweight summer suit (with that collar out over the jacket's lapels). Whatever you decide, just make sure you've got one or more of these shirts in your wardrobe rotation.

Our Picks

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Cut from a lightweight cotton poplin fabric with a trippy swirling, wood-inspired print.

Eren printed poplin
camp collar shirt,
$335 by Officine Générale

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The breezy Tencel and cotton fabric is highly breathable with a distinctly vintage vibe thanks to the contrast piping.

Tipped camp collar shirt,
$98 by Flint and Tinder

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The nubby texture of the cotton jacquard gives this shirt a little more heft.

Jacquard camp collar shirt,
$69.50 by Madewell

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This shirt has a breathable gauze-y texture and is finished with vintage details like a pointed patch pocket and collar button loop.

Beach cabin
camp collar shirt,
$138 by Portuguese Flannel

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5 Stylish Items to Buy This Week

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Smart Buys

The sales and discounts our team is currently watching.

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Want a quality warm-weather blazer for less? This hopsack peak-lapel blazer is breathable and now marked down more than half off. Get it while you can.

$698 / $204
by Todd Snyder


J.Crew’s lightweight, naturally breathable linen shorts are what to wear when the temps start to climb. They’re available in four shades and now they’re 50% off.

$89.50 / $44.50
by J.Crew


No one likes to sleep hot. Casper’s cooling pillow is a relaxing relief and why pay full price when you can get it on sale this week?

$149 / $134.10
by Casper


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