Guys, this is the next gingham shirt

Banker striped shirt, J CrewJ. CrewJ. Crew’s Ludlow shirt in a banker stripe

First and foremost let me say, don’t shoot the messenger.

But we at Business Insider are hearing that the new ubiquitous shirt for men — the dress shirt you’ll see everywhere under blazers, tucked and untucked — is “the banker shirt.”

“The banker stripe shirt is the new gingham shirt. Neutral colours can be worn back to any coloured suits or simply on it’s own,” said Shao Yang, founder of The Tailory, a custom tailor for men and women.

The traditional 1980s/90s iteration of the banker shirt is a wide stripped shirt with a plain white collar. As a result, we were reminded us of the epic Wall Street film ‘Boiler Room’ when we first heard about this trend.

This time it’s a little different though. It looks like the stripes on this Spring 2016 iteration of the shirt can be slimmer and the collar doesn’t necessarily have to be white.


Yang spotted the banker shirt trend at New York Men’s Fashion Week this summer. She also noted that polos are coming back with a vengeance, as is the colour olive and dark suits in French grey (a grey with brown undertones) or Burgundy if you’re feeling bold.

Our favourite trend has to be the return of the ivory dinner jacket.

“For formal events, the ivory dinner jacket is definitely making a comeback. Solid ivory with black satin lapels is the way to go. To turn it up a notch, go for a jacquard or fancy ivory instead of plain solid,” said Yang.

That sounds super fresh.

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