The button down collar tends to pull the weight of the collar down to either side causing excess floppiness.
While this collar can be worn successfully with a tie, it is the least formal of all the collar choices and is an excellent choice for the man looking to leave the tie behind.
The buttons on the collar, however, are always fastened; to appear with undone collar buttons would be a faux pas. The second popular style is the cutaway, or spread collar. Like the point, spread collars come in a variety of widths, with more moderate ones resembling slightly flared point collars, while more extreme versions can be nearly horizontal.
Men with round faces should avoid these collars, unless they plan on wearing them without a tie. The Medium Spread Collar is a close cousin to the point collar, separated only by the interpretation of the size of its spread. A safe choice, it is a great introductory collar for those looking to slowly explore the benefits of this collar family.
The Classic Spread Collar — The spread of this collar leaves no doubt as to its heritage. Pair this collar with a thin face or small boned man, and you have a match made in heaven.
Found only in bespoke circles, the wearer must not only have a firm grasp of the collar style that looks good on him but must be willing to display this grasp of sartorial excellence for all to see. Not for the faint of heart! Tab Collars — The Tab collar employs a small tab extending from the middle of each point, which is fixed together — usually with a hook-and-loop closure — behind the tie. This collar should never be worn without a tie, and can be used to hide a abnormally long neck Google image search Tom Wolfe.
Pin Collars — This collar has small holes in each point, allowing the insertion of a decorative pin or bar behind the tie knot which thrusts the tie knot forward and up while adding extra decoration to the collar itself. This collar should always be worn with a tie; the empty holes and flapping tabs present an untidy appearance. Only wear this collar if you have the confidence to wield the attention it will draw.
A wide, flat, round collar, often of lace or sheer fabric, worn with a low neckline in the Victorian era and resurrected in the s. A wide, flat, round collar, sometimes with a ruffle, usually worn with a floppy bow tie, characteristic of boys' shirts from c.
The same as the wing collar, but with rounded tips. Popularised by fictional detective Hercule Poirot. A collar fashioned like a cape and hanging over the shoulders. A woman's collar for a low V-neckline, with a stand and long points, popular in the s and s. A band collar worn as part of clerical clothing. A high standing collar opening to one side and frequently trimmed with embroidery ; popular under the influence of the film Doctor Zhivago.
A collar made as a separate accessory to be worn with a band-collared shirt. Currently worn styles are turndown, tab, and dog collars; as well as historical styles such as Imperial or Gladstone. The opposite of slovenly, but not actually formal. A wide stiff buttoned collar forming part of the uniform of Eton College starting in the late 19th century. A collar with rectangular points falling over the chest, worn in the 17th century and remaining part of Anglican clerical clothing into the 19th century.
A collar styled like an 18th-century fichu , a large neckerchief folded into a triangular shape and worn with the point in the back and the front corners tied over the breast.
A standing collar with the points pressed to stick out horizontally at the side-fronts, worn with a scarf or ascot; popularized by the British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone. A shirt collar created  by Charvet for Edward VII , which became very popular  at the end of the 19th century. A stiff standing collar for men's formal wear, differentiated from other tall styles by the lack of tabs at the front. A standing collar with a pleated , ruffled , or lace -trimmed frill down the front.
A collar with long pointy edges. Usually worn with a suit and a tie, because otherwise the extra long collar points can look odd. It's considered a conservative type of collar. A small standing collar, open at the front, based on traditional Manchu or Mongol-influenced Asian garments.
A woman's shirt collar made like a man's shirt collar with a stand and stiffened or buttoned-down points. A short, almost straight standing collar folded over, with the points extending only to the base of the band, characteristic of the Mao suit. A detachable collar made of fabric or chains that is worn by Freemasons of high rank or office.
It signifies which office they hold. A jewel is attached to the bottom of the collar further defining the Brothers rank and office. A flared, fan-shaped collar standing high behind the head, often of lace, in the style seen in portraits of Marie de' Medici . A sailor collar from midshipman , popular for women's and children's clothing in the early 20th century.
So called because of its association with Emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte 's military uniforms. A turnover collar, fairly rigid in construction and open at the front, it is similar to a Nehru collar, but it rises much higher and is generally shaped to frame the wearer's neck and lower head; this was a design feature that William Belew incorporated into Elvis Presley 's "stage uniforms" in his later years.
A small standing collar, meeting at the front, based on traditional Indian garments, popular in the s with the Nehru jacket. A wing-shaped collar with a triangular notch in it, with the lapels when on blazers and jackets of a garment at the seam where collar and lapels. Often seen in blazers and blouses with business suits. Also, rounded notched collars appear in many forms of pajamas and nurses uniforms.
A flat, round-cornered collar, named after the collar of the costume worn in by actress Maude Adams in her role as Peter Pan , and particularly associated with little girls' dresses.
A round, flat, limp collar based on the costume worn by the Commedia dell'Arte character Pierrot. A soft shirt collar, often with long points, worn by Romantic poets such as Lord Byron , or a s style reminiscent of this. A style of wearing a collar unfolded and high against the neck, made popular in the early s with Polo shirts.
Saw a resurgence in the s with bro culture. A collar tied in a large bow under the wearer's chin. Particularly associated with Margaret Thatcher in the s. Clerical Collar worn in the Catholic Church for hundreds of years, the Rabat does not equal the ordinary bands of a judge.
Any collar that is softly rolled where it folds down from the stand, as opposed to a collar with a pressed crease at the fold. A high standing pleated collar popular in the renaissance period made of starched linen or lace, or a similar fashion popular late seventeenth century and again in the early nineteenth century.
They were also known as "millstone collars" after their shape. A collar with a deep V-neck in front, no stand, and a square back, based on traditional sailor 's uniforms. A round collar for a V-neckline that is extended to form lapels , often used on cardigan sweaters , dinner jackets and women's blouses.
A shirt collar with a wide spread between the points, which can accommodate a bulky necktie knot. A shirt collar with a small tab that fastens the points together underneath the knot of the necktie. A "T" shaped collar with a vertical button placket going up to mid-chest. This type of collar is believed to originate from the Jebba, a Tunisian Folk costume. This type of collar is currently in use for modern shirts and pulls.
Also the Jebba is still worn in Tunisia as a ceremonial traditional costume. A folded collar pointing down, as opposed to a turned-up collar, such as a Wing collar; created by Charvet.
The Cutaway Collar has a subtle Euro feel to it, and looks good with patterned or solid shirts. It can be dressed up or down - with a suit and tie, or with denim. We love it because it gives a subtle rakishness to any look that no other collar style has. 2. Collar Point Length – The distance from the Collar Points to where they meet the Collar Band. 3. Collar Band– the piece of fabric that wraps around the neck. 4. Collar Height– The height of a folded collar as it fits on the neck. 5. Tie Space – The distance between the . Online shopping for Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry from a great selection of Shirts, Active, Fashion Hoodies & Sweatshirts, Jackets & Coats, Pants, Suits & Sport Coats & more at everyday low prices.