I came across these popovers while looking for a summer shirt at J.Crew. We all know that popovers have been popular for quite a few years now and they are a pretty common find these days. My question is, “does the hem make this popover look weird?”
J.Crew Popover $75.00
I am no expert when it comes to popovers, but most of the ones that I have seen had tails like a button-front shirt. The only popover that I ever owned was from Ralph Lauren and that was about 14 years ago so my memory is a little fuzzy. To the best of my recollection it was short sleeved in a muted madras with tails and it was great. The vintage popover below is finished like an ordinary button-front shirt, but these two occurrences would make for an awfully small set of data to draw a conclusion from.
In my opinion, yes it looks weird. If you are wearing the shirt tucked in it won’t matter unless there is not enough shirt there to tuck in. However, I have a suspicion that the square hem was designed with “un-tuck” in mind. This is what makes it weird. The straight hem reminds me of scrubs, a nightgown, or at best a windbreaker. Needless to say I didn’t pull the trigger, but it left me wondering if I was alone in thinking these looked off which would not surprise me either.