So, I’m wondering what are the best sorts of collars for shirts worn casually, namely open at the neck. I find that some of my remaining OTR shirts just are limp at the collar, spreading out like melted butter on a hot day. I have a thin, somewhat long neck, so on my MTM shirts (from Mytailor) I opt for collar heights of at least 1.75 inches to 2 inches (I wear them a little higher on my button down collars since I don’t wear these with a tie, but open at the neck).
I’m hoping to order a few more shirts to wear without a tie. Some of these will be button down, and here I opt for a higher collar and longer points, to get a good collar roll, but I’d like to see if there are other collars that might work, look nice.
A few specific questions
- Should one not go with an unlined collar? There’s something nice about the soft collars I’m seeing on some SFers, but I suppose less structure means a buttery appearance (sorry, metaphor overwork!).
- Any specific constraints with linen or linen blends?
Pictures of your collars appreciated. If you order from Mytailor or any other MTM and have found a standard collar that works well (and again, pics please), please do share.