Originally Posted by Manton
The BD collar with a tweed suit is a perfect combination.
I agree entirely, and that's why I would never wear that combination. I am able to, and do, wear virtually all collar styles, but the penchant for bd collars in this country has rendered them ubiquitous and generally mundane when worn with exactly what one would expect. Although it is not original (see Astaire , Grant, Agnelli, et al.), I like the look of a bd collar with a dressy suit and tie. One of my all time favorites is a navy solid or chalk striped DB suit, suppressed waist and side vents, with a white broadcloth full roll bd and silver tie, either in a solid twill or a woven pattern. Add brown suede monk straps and a bold plaid or paisley silk pocket square, and I feel well dressed for any daytime occasion, business or pleasure, where a tie is either necessary or appropriate. With a tweed suit, I like TCN's inclination to wear a dressier collar, spread or pinned. For a more casual tweed suited look, I'd still avoid the bd and wear a darker solid or patterned shirt with a soft collar, maybe a lighter weight cotton flannel, and knit tie. No rules, just me.