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Cutaway collars & spread collars

sydneycentric

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Facetious question....what is the difference between a cutaway collar and a spread collar on a shirt?
 

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A cutaway is basically spread so far that it is angled backwards instead of forward slightly.
 

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Spread starts at 90° spread. Cutaway is about 180° spread.
 

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My impression is 'spread' to be more an American term, as opposed to 'pointed collar', whereas 'cutaway' tend to be used more by British shirtmakers.
Otherwise terms are interchangeable. 'Radically spread' collars from makers like Udeschi, and some models of Crombie are more like 180 degrees, going down to more mainstream 'cutaway' as made by Coles, H&K, CT, TWL, Pink.
 

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Originally Posted by Haemus
'Radically spread' collars from makers like Udeschi, and some models of Crombie are more like 180 degrees.
So who makes Crombie shirts? Uk based like R&S? I also see N&L make wide spread at the moment, they do look quite nice.b
 

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Radically spread Crombie:
http://www.crombie.co.uk/p/Category_...ts/CS05POW.htm
though regular, not slim and double cuff what I had in mind.
Have no clue as to present place of manufacturing, mine are about 4 yrs old and comparable to H&K, H&H in execution and quality.
Indeed forgot N&L, have three for about 5 yrs, that should have been 'cutaway' though forgot their marketing pitch at the time of purchase. These are as 'cutaway' as Pink from similar timeline. Current N&L 'cutaway' offering is more like Udeschi and Crombie radically spreads.
In terms of spread, probably Coles is the classic. If you like higher collar back grading goes like H&K/Crombie (my favourites in that regard) 1 7/8; Coles/Pink/TML/CT 1 6/8; to the measly 1 1/2 of N&L (vintage variety that I have) and 19 yrs vintage Liberty bought in US (with oh horror chest pocket).
Collar length backwards is Liberty 2 5/8; Coles 2 6/8; N&L/TML 2 7/8; H&K/Pink 3; Crombie 3 1/2.
Would be nice to make a pictorial, possibly past New Year.
 

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A spread is between a cutaway and a point.
 

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