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Do you use them, the collar stays?

gladhands

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Recently, I've started wearing my shirts without collar stays. I prefer a nice collar roll, and feel that the stays detract from that. Metal stays work for me because I can bend them into the roll I want, but plastic stays do absolutely nothing for me.
 

patrickBOOTH

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I feel like collar roll is achieved by not having them, but also a button down collar. Collars flipping up is something else entirely and only an old Italian guy can get away with it.
 

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Always. I have no use for my collar flipping up when I'm wearing a suit. Actually, I don't want it flipped even if I'm casually dressed...
 

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I had some sterling silver ones engraved with my name so I use them for work. y rule is:

Windsor knot: Collar stays

FiH: No stays
 

patrickBOOTH

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If you wear shirts with soft sewn in interfacing the band of your necktie can make an intentation on your collar. I don't like that.
 

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I always wear stays. I buy the hard plastic ones from BB. I find they are a bit stronger than any other plastic ones I have found. I can't really justify the expense of metal ones and god forbid MOP.

This might be a dumb question but why do you want a roll? If you mean for a casual, no tie look, then I would just not put them in.
 

gladhands

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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster
I always wear stays. I buy the hard plastic ones from BB. I find they are a bit stronger than any other plastic ones I have found. I can't really justify the expense of metal ones and god forbid MOP.

This might be a dumb question but why do you want a roll? If you mean for a casual, no tie look, then I would just not put them in.


The roll is just a preference. I like it with and without tie. I've never actually purchased a collarstays. If they didn't come with CT shirts, I probably wouldn't have any metal stays, myself.
 

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Not for years.

Black tie tonight and I will use stays with my formal shirt but that's it.
 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker
FWIW, I put stays in when I remember, but there are days when I dont...and I have never, ever had a flipped collar.
Pretty much the same here. And I take them with me when I travel, although on a couple of occasions, TSA has asked to look at them.
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True story.
This part? Not so much. But clearly, I'm not the Chuck "Spoo" Norris when it comes dress shirts.
 

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