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post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by Ivar View Post

If you are to wear the shirt with a sport jacket or blazer, a button-down collar -- or possibly a hidden button-down collar -- is the obvious choice. If, on the other hand, you are to wear the shirt on its own, you have more leeway ... I myself like collarless shirts (that is, shirts that have no collar except for the collar band). Not exactly business casual, but then, that's sort of the point.


I'd go along with most of this this; if these shirts will be worn tie-less & you want the option of a jacket, button-downs are versatile. Tie-less but never with a jacket, I actually like the collars without a separate band. I think someone called them "camp collars"; Loro Piana calls them Andre collars, I think. I have a couple of linen shirts from them in this style. They will take a linen jacket if you insist, but have a tendency to splay when doing so, so I find them best without a jacket.

 

If you'll sometimes wear them with ties and sometimes not, a spread can look nice, as others have said.

 

I know this doesn't really narrow things down much, admittedly... ;)

post #17 of 34
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Here's mine; Albini Sahara fabric:

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Really Nice, NOBD. Who made them?
A pic of you wearing one of them?
post #18 of 34
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I'd go along with most of this this; if these shirts will be worn tie-less & you want the option of a jacket, button-downs are versatile. Tie-less but never with a jacket, I actually like the collars without a separate band. I think someone called them "camp collars"; Loro Piana calls them Andre collars, I think. I have a couple of linen shirts from them in this style. They will take a linen jacket if you insist, but have a tendency to splay when doing so, so I find them best without a jacket.

 

If you'll sometimes wear them with ties and sometimes not, a spread can look nice, as others have said.

 

I know this doesn't really narrow things down much, admittedly... ;)


Thanks Holdfast. I'm all for more data, opinions!

post #19 of 34
Ettemadis made them.

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Different shirt, same collar:

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post #20 of 34
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Ettemadis made them.

Pics

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Different shirt, same collar:

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Awesome! Nice looks all around. This is a wide or moderate spread? Details on the collar (lining, height, length of points). They stay up without the blazers?

post #21 of 34
Point or semi-spread collar shirts from RLBL on clearance with Wurkin Stiffs collar stays (poor man's non-branded collar stays accepted as well, as long as you use the neodymium magnets)
post #22 of 34
Button down collars are your best bet. If you don't wear a tie don't wear a spread collar.
post #23 of 34
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Awesome! Nice looks all around. This is a wide or moderate spread? Details on the collar (lining, height, length of points). They stay up without the blazers?

It's a custom spread : ). Wide, I guess. I don't know the measurements. They are lined (fused).

Yes, they stay up:

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post #24 of 34
Some have a curve...

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... and some are straight (the navy puppytooth for instance). Measurements are the same.
post #25 of 34
+ 1 Wurkn Stiffs are a good choice to keep high, stiff unbottoned collars in place. It's always embarrasing if you move around in your jacket then suddenly the shirt collar flops out on top of the coat's lapel, then you look like you're from the 70's.
post #26 of 34
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+ 1 Wurkn Stiffs are a good choice to keep high, stiff unbottoned collars in place. It's always embarrasing if you move around in your jacket then suddenly the shirt collar flops out on top of the coat's lapel, then you look like you're from the 70's.

They literally almost doubled my shirt rotation since prior to learning about neodymium magnets paired with a ferromagnetic stay, I never dared wear a spread collar sans tie.
post #27 of 34
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They literally almost doubled my shirt rotation since prior to learning about neodymium magnets paired with a ferromagnetic stay, I never dared wear a spread collar sans tie.


Fascinating. How do they work?

post #28 of 34
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

I concur with Eustace on button down collars. You can (arguably) do a spread collar with a sport coat. The coat will keep the collar points in place.

I'm inclined to this as well. One possibility is a hidden button on a button down. Is it possible to do this so that one has the shape of a spread collar, but with the points held in place? Anyone have such a shirt?
And yes, I will try a simple spread too.

Wel lI have found this to be pretty much hit or miss with the spreads which is why I prefer the BD's. I am sure the shaping of the collar will vary between manufacturers
post #29 of 34
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Wel lI have found this to be pretty much hit or miss with the spreads which is why I prefer the BD's. I am sure the shaping of the collar will vary between manufacturers


Yes, so maybe these magic magnet stays will work. I'm still inclined for a soft collar, so that might make them staying up all the more challenging if not BD. Thanks for the continued input.

post #30 of 34
I use a wide spread and have them made reinforced, so they are nice and stiff. I have also on occasion used the magnetic collar stays on my more traditional collars that I usually reserve for wearing with a tie, and find they work pretty well. The look is similar to a hidden button down.
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