I write today of the collar tab. I do not write of the tab collar. The tab collar, as we all know, has two strips of fabric that extend from the collar and pin or snap or button behind the tie, pushing it forward and fixing it in place. The collar tab, on the other hand, is a tab on the band of the collar that extends across to the other side and fastens with another button a half inch or an inch laterally to the left of the standard collar button. This holds the collar together extreeeemly securely, just as a tab does at the waist of the pants. I see it on shirts from time to time. My question to all of you shirt wearers and makers out there is, is this really necessary? Is the collar tab one of those ultimate masterful touches or just another silly one? Weigh in.
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10/23/04 at 1:02pm