Nothing spells summer like a camp collar shirt, and if you are going on a trip somewhere warm, the camp shirt is your perfect companion. While the origin of the camp collar shirt is still debated, the camp collar shirt got its big US breakthrough in the 1950s, when Elvis, among others, made the casual shirts widely popular.
I mainly buy home decor and women’s fashion from (h)A.N.D. but last time I was in Phnom Penh, I brought back a couple of shirts back for Poul. He loved them, and he has been living in those shirts the entire summer, so I decided to start selling them at fair Fashionista.
The camp shirts from (h)A.N.D. are made in Phnom Penh from upcycled, leftover fabric from the garment industry in Cambodia, which (h)A.N.D. buys at the local markets or directly from the factories. Often, there are only a few meters available of each pattern, and many of the shirts are therefore one of a kind or made in very small quantities.
You would want a comfortable, relaxed fit, so even though the measurements of the shirts from (h)A.N.D. is US standard sizes, make sure to check the measurements in the size guide and go a size up, if in doubt.
Wear the shirt on its own or over a T-shirt or a tank top, untucked with jeans, chinos, or shorts. It also looks good under a light linen jacket for a stylish, yet casual evening look. If you just want to blend in by the beach, pick one of the discreet colors and patterns, but if you are looking to stand out from the crowd, there are also a shirt for you in our selection.