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post #1 of 20
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Ive been a spread collar proponent for 10 years. I have worn nothing else in that time.  Ive recently made the plunge into the world of collar pins, and I really like them.  I ordered 4 shirts with this type of collar, and it got me thinking.  How many of you have an allegiance to a certain type of collar?  I know many on the board like to change it up depending on the occasion (spread for formal events), (button down for more casual).  Instead of changing collars, I find that different fabrics can do the same thing.  For more dressy events I wear sheerer, more refined fabrics with a spread collar (and french cuffs), and for more casual events, I have several BB supima oxford cloth shirts with the same spread collar and button cuffs.  So here are my questions- 1. How many of you have a strong allegiance to one particular collar style? 2. Do you feel like there should be a certain consistency with your shirts, in that they should all have the same collar style?
post #2 of 20
I tend to wear semi-spread collars for all shirts with which I wear a tie, and prefer button-down collars for more casual shirts, but don't feel a strong allegiance. I also don't think there's much of a need for consistency, other than that one should wear what makes you looks best.
post #3 of 20
I prefer cutaway collars above all else I never wear button-down. Every once in a while i'll buy a extreme cutaway or straightpoint. My last shirt has been a 2 button, straight point collar.
post #4 of 20
I have a very strong allegiance to spread/cutaway collars. Of course, I have a long face so I do not have a great deal of choice.
post #5 of 20
I've a strong preference for Windsor spreads when I wear a tie, and BD for when I go without. I've a very narrow face, and I find that the moderate spreads work much better for me than other styles. ---Tyto
post #6 of 20
all of my shirts are cut the same way - made to flatter the shape of my face and neck.
post #7 of 20
How about white collar shirts? I recently received my 1st white collar shirt on a pink body. I think it's a great combo. This is also the 2 button, straight point collar I mentioned earlier. Normally I order my collars in the same fabric as the body though. Although there is another exception to the rule on its way.
post #8 of 20
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How about white collar shirts? I recently received my 1st white collar shirt on a pink body. I think it's a great combo. This is also the 2 button, straight point collar I mentioned earlier. Normally I order my collars in the same fabric as the body though. Although there is another exception to the rule on its way.
I like white collar but rather for striped shirts. For plain it looks less usefull and odd.
post #9 of 20
White collar on non-white shirts always makes me think of Bill Lumberg from Office Space ("What's happening."). On an American it seems either very middle-management or someone trying too laughably hard to look English.
post #10 of 20
that is actually how I like my shirts, with contrast collars and cuffs. I like to think that it is very flattering - the darker body of the shirt is slighly sliming, and the white collar gives a good contrast to slightly (and it doesn't get more slight than mine) tanned skin.
post #11 of 20
In america right now contrast collars have to be worn ironically in my opinion.
post #12 of 20
Like Phil, I wore only spread collar shirts for many years that were categorized as dress or casual by fabric and cuff treatment. On the other hand, lately, I seem to be waxing nostalgic and reverting to very casual, "nostalgic" prep wear. I can't imagine a spread collar shirt with, say, a flannel patch pocket blazer, striped tie, D-ring belt, and suede penny loafers-it's still too dressed-up. Which is why I've been buying royal oxford button-downs,
post #13 of 20
I wear spread and especially cutaway collars (and some shark-fin collars) almost religiously. I love, love, love cutaway collars, from T&A made RLPL, to just plain T&A cutaways, to H&K's slightly overlapped cutaway, to RLPL's Keaton collar. I like white contrast collars on double cuff shirts, but the cuffs should be self color, which not only looks better, but is not a very common sight. Jon.
post #14 of 20
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In america right now contrast collars have to be worn ironically in my opinion.
I've never worn contrast collars. I'd think that, if worn with high quality clothes, they'd pick up the positive but, in reverse, if worn with poor quality or inappropriately with sportswear, the collar would accentuate the negative.
post #15 of 20
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In america right now contrast collars have to be worn ironically in my opinion.
Judge for yourself: Contrast Collar on pink shirt It's a MTM Barba BTW.
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