Made by Joe McCoy for ‘Surf Riders’, the OPEN COLLAR RESORT S/S SHIRT / SUMMER CORDUROY is a Camp Collar shirt in a highly durable, light-weight and breathable cotton Corduroy.

The archetypal Open Collar shirt first gained popularity during the post-war recreation-boom of the 1950s. Vacationing emerged as a symbol of the middle class and ‘Resort’ wear was introduced as an aspirational alternative to the formal clothing worn while travelling in the first half of the 20th Century.

This example, also available in Salmon, is made of a fine, 22 Wale cotton Corduroy and constructed in a boxy fit and finished with a straight hem, true to the vintage proportions.

The particular design has its origins in traditional workwear from South & Central America, and the Caribbean. During the Cuban Exile in 1959, Cubans began to arrive in Miami and New York, incorporating both their culture and clothing — most pertinently, Guayaberas. The light-weight, Open Collar, pocketed shirt was soon appropriated for recreation. The shirt was highly practical for Surfers, who would shorten the sleeve and hem to their ideal length, which is where this fit originates.

In parallel, Corduroy shirts became popular in the 1950s as a form of casual workwear, seen as a more stylish alternative to traditional flannel shirts and even crossed over into Ivy League style later in the era.

The OPEN COLLAR RESORT S/S SHIRT / SUMMER CORDUROY features shell buttons, a single patch chest pocket, dual hand pockets at the hip, a reinforced back yoke, all-cotton single needle stitching, and bar tack reinforcements.

  • 100% cotton corduroy
  • Cotton thread stitching
  • Shell button fastening
  • Dual hand pockets
  • Made in Japan