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Formal dress shirt collars are the WORST. Is it just me?

Frankotango1

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I'm curious to know if this bothers anyone else or if it's just me.

For dress shirts it seems like there are 2 options.

OPTION 1: The dress shirt collar is crisp, well put together, has a clean/sharp looking color and It's also uncomfortable as all hell. Looks: 10/10 but feels: 1/10.
(Brand examples: Harry Rosen, Bugatchi, CK, MK, Indochino, Daniel Hechter, Hugo Boss,)

OPTION 2. The dress shirt collar is soft(er), looks weak, can't hold a tie well, and doesn't look nearly as good as the dress shirts described above. It's also very comfortable and way nicer to wear.
(Brand examples: Bellisimo, The Gap... that's it)

I have experimented with different fits, styles, and collar sizes (14 1/2 to 16), it's not that.

The issue that I am trying to convey is that whenever I put on a nice dress shirt like the ones described in option 1, it is the equivilent of having sand paper wrapped around my neck for 12 hours. I feel like I have tried on every single dress shirt under the sun and have not found one that is comfortable and looks good at the same time.

Does anyone else experience this or is it just me?
 

FlyingHorker

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Start wearing well made button down collars.

Spier & MacKay, Kamakura, etc.
 

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