To bring things up to date, Drake’s has a trio of popovers in the collection this season. The first is cut in plain mid-blue chambray, the second in white and blue broad stripe linen-cotton, while the third comes in an Italian oxford cloth in a fetching green check. All are equally relaxed, and offer a carefree alternative to conventional shirts, perfect for high summer dressing and resortwear. They also benefit from lightweight cloths, which are both breezy to wear and cool to the touch.
As I’ve already outlined, the joy of a popover is that it encourages slouchy style. From a purely practical perspective, pulling on a popover is easier than trying to pull together a shirt and tie combination, but they are best worn in a dégagé rather than a lazy way. Try yours beneath a rumpled linen blazer or overshirt with a summer scarf strewn about your shoulders for a chic look.
Whether you try the plain chambray, the green check oxford, or the white and blue striped popover this season, remember that each is intended to be worn with the minimum of fuss and not a care in the world. If in doubt, wear yours on holiday – they’re made for it this summer.