From yesterday's WSJ. ;-) Popping Up Your Collar - WSJ.com "Q: Should I wear the collar of my leather jacket or blazer turned up? It seems a little pretentious, but women I know say that it looks more stylish that way. What do you think? ... A: Most guys are comfortable turning up the collars of their top coats only in the winter, when they want to ward off gusty winds. But don't forget that some of the most macho role models in history wore upturned collars with panache: James Dean and Marlon Brando in their tough-guy leather jackets, as well as Humphrey Bogart in his trench coats. Also, RenÃ Lacoste, who wore the stiff cotton knit collars of his signature tops turned up to keep the sun off his neck, was a legendary French Grand Slam tennis champ known as Le Crocodile. So guys, there's nothing foppish about turning up the collar on leather jackets, coats and some shirts. Check yourself out in the mirror from all angles to experiment with ways to pop up that collar ever so slightly, so that it looks stylish and not too studied. If done well, the look, which works best on shirts and jackets that have stiff collars, can create a curve around the back of your neck that frames your face nicely and makes your neck look longer -- with the added bonus of minimizing jowls and double chins. To get the hang of it, study the look of models in fashion magazines and catalogs."