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No, not necessarily. There are some Apparel Arts images that show club collared shirts in patterned fabrics. If you're looking to buy, the only recent examples I've seen (produced by Brooks Bros.) have contrast collars. The one I own is a blue stripe with white club collar.
 

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Originally Posted by maomao1980
any such convention?

Self collar is the norm. I am not certain where the white collar movement came from because they are usually considered a casual collar for wear with tweed and odd jackets, pinned or unpinned. Contrast collars shouldn't be seen in those surroundings.
 

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There is certainly historical precedent for having rounded collars in white, inasmuch as they were initially separate stiff collars for wear with a tunic shirt, which was either white, or colored, or patterned. As Connemara notes, old Esky and AA illustrators featured them often, and often pinned.
 

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Originally Posted by masterfred
There is certainly historical precedent for having rounded collars in white, inasmuch as they were initially separate stiff collars for wear with a tunic shirt, which was either white, or colored, or patterned. As Connemara notes, old Esky and AA illustrators featured them often, and often pinned.

You're right about the precedence.

The Esky illustrations I recall are self collared though.
 

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