"It’s a somber occasion and all of my tops are too joyful"
I’ve yet to get through an episode of Modern Family without somebody expressing a passionate desire for one of Cam’s trademark contrast collar & cuffs shirt. Since being a part of A Suit That Fits people have asked me whether we can actually create such a masterpiece for them – hence why I decided to settle the matter post-haste!
The key to Cam’s style is the contrasting collar & cuff detailing. By choosing a relatively simple yet colourful base cloth for the body of the shirt you can pretty much get away with anything on the collar and cuffs. In the example above we see Cam in a coral pink shirt with festive green & red cuffs.
And below a cooler blue pinstriped shirt contrasted with yellow detail.
One particular element of Cam’s style is that his sleeve length is cut longer than one would normally wear them, in order to keep them turned up at all times to display the contrasting design. As shown here with a fine pink pinstripe shirt with a flower pattern collar and cuff detail.
For everyday wear though it isn’t always practical to have loose cuffs. An alternative would be to have double cuffs instead of over sized single ones, then just make the whole cuff in a contrasting cloth!
Doing it this way you still achieve a smart finish to your shirts without losing the individuality! In the above image you can also see an example of a high square collar (Y2), a button down collar with contrasting pale pink stitching, the options are endless!