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Please Help a Novice: Shirts and collars question?

TheConstantGardener

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Hello,

I'm 29 and in Business School, and sadly, I'm just now starting to figure out some things about male fashion.

I have always hated the shirts I've bought, excpet for one I got in Paris a few years ago. A friend told me that it was probably the "tailored fit" or slim fit of the shirt. This made sense because although I hadn't put my finger on it,.....I loved the tighter fit compared to the "tent" effect most of my shirts had.

So over the past year I have bought 4-5 brand new Jos. A Banks "tailored"shirts AND had all of my other suit shirts tailored professionally to be slim fitting. After all that,.....I realized that STILL, something was wrong. I didn't like the way they looked on me. I finally realized that it was collars.

Duh, right?

Well I posted last night to ask if collars could be changed by tailors to another style. I was told they can't. So now I need to know for sure what style is the one I like. I think it's the spread, but it could be the wide spread. Here are pictures: The first is the shirt I love. What kind of collar is this?

The second is one of the new shirts I bought. What kind of collar is this? Any ideas on if I could take these shirts back (worn a few times) or is there a good place to sell them. I really can't wear them now that I know I don't have to settle for collars I don't like. Thanks soooo much!!!!!

http://picasaweb.google.com/JohnCoxH...60017687468850

Sorry, they won't attach....but they can be viewed at the above address.
 

Berticus

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The first one looks like an extra wide spread collar, while the second one looks just like a normal wide spread collar.
 

TheConstantGardener

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Originally Posted by Berticus
The first one looks like an extra wide spread collar, while the second one looks just like a normal wide spread collar.
Thanks very much. Also, I'm trying to learn a little more about collars....like the typical way to measure them (back and front?) and all that. Any good sights to visit or can anyone offer a quick tutorial? Preciate the help!
 

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You might love the collar style on that shirt, but on a shirt that's appropriate for typical business, you will not find that collar.

The Curved Wide Spread in the list of collars is about as bold as you should go, if it is right for your face shape and body build. Which could be just about anything.
 

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