I have worn spread collars exclusively over the past 10 years or so. Ive always loved how they look, how they used to be kind of unique, in that not many people used to wear them. Ive become disenchanted with them recently though. It seems like every company, from the lowest of the low to the top of the heap, is in the spread collar business. Ive had my last 10 shirts or so made with an unlined tennis collar. 3 3/8" collar points, and with no extra layer of fabric for collar stays. I have to say, I love the way it looks. I can pin the collar when I have to look more formal, and when I dont, I just let the points flap around. The lack of lining is the key. Often times we all see men who desperately need collar stays, since without them the points kind of warp and curl into a U shape position. When you eliminate the lining it makes it impossible for the points to curl and stay. They are just floppy, and it looks really great, in my opinion. Its a very 1930s kind of look and it goes with my mode of dress more than the spread does anyway. Has anyone else made a collar change after being so committed to one style for a long period of time?
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3/21/05 at 3:04pm