Anyone know where to get really short stays (for spread collars)?
Turnbull & Asser do a little gift wallet thing with six regular stays and six short stays for cutaway collars (all plastic). I received a set as a gift, and they're great, but I can't seem to find them on the T&A website; perhaps it's a seasonal thing. FWIW, I prefer plastic to brass, since the brass ones can jab you in the collar bone, and they also tend to bend a little bit over time. I can't bring myself to fork out for silver/MOP because that would be a sure-fire way to guarantee I'd lose them. Finally, I've said it before, expired credit cards are a superb material from which you may fashion your own "bespoke" collar stays. Flexible, personalised, and more expensive than any you could buy; don't leave home without them.