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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by SuitMyself View Post
I have one collar bar but it's not the type that needs holes in the shirt collar to wear.

Those are designed to mimic the look of the safety pin. They look pretty much the same when worn, but the non-pin bars tend to slip and slide, at least for a lot of people.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by SuitMyself View Post
I have one collar bar but it's not the type that needs holes in the shirt collar to wear.


From the way it holds the collar you can tell that Astair's is a real pin rather than one of this style of bar.

I bought a 24k gold safety pin off eBay a while back for this purpose, but unfortunately it's too small to be used as a collar pin
post #18 of 24
The pin rips a hole in your collar. But this will disappear when you wash the shirt. So you don't cause remaining damage, by doing so.

At least this is my experience and I very rarely wear my collar pin.
post #19 of 24
It disappears the first couple of times, but repeated pinning (of a shirt without a pinhole) ultimately leaves marks on the collar such that you can't wear the shirt without a pin. I have a couple of shirts like this.
post #20 of 24
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the non-pin bars tend to slip and slide, at least for a lot of people.

I must be one of the lucky ones, or something, 'cause that sucker don't move much, if at all.
post #21 of 24
I do like the look but it's rare to see these days.
Haven't done pinned collars of any kind since I was a teenager/early 20's.
Too much for me to fiddle with in the morning, but I do respect those who make that extra effort.
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by Artigas View Post
I must be one of the lucky ones, or something, 'cause that sucker don't move much, if at all.
You are. I have one in this style and looks great but always falls down, even when I bend the clips to tighten them up. As for the look in general, looks great with a 3 piece and club collar. McQueen rocks this look in Thomas Crown and looks awsome, but then again, it's Steve McQueen.
post #23 of 24
Fred Astaire was so enamored with the pin collar that he used to wear a pin even with button-down shirts, which, admittedly, is a strange look.
post #24 of 24
Just like Mr. Astaire, the style of wearing a pin through your collar has also been dead for a number of years.

Unless you want to wear a pin in your shirt for emergency diaper repairs, I would suggest eschewing it for more classic botton down collar
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