Spread collar or point collar with v-neck sweater?

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  1. neato

    neato Senior member

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    What looks better/is more traditional if you're not going to wear a tie?
     


  2. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Is the collar worn out or in?

    Jon.
     


  3. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    OCBD.

    Without a tie I wouldn't wear a spread or point collar. I also think the OCBD looks more traditional. As a matter of fact, I wore that look yesterday.
     


  4. neato

    neato Senior member

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    Worn in, I suppose.
     


  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think a spread collar looks best with either a jacket and no tie or a v-neck sweater and no tie.

    I went to buy some MTM shirts at Borrelli a few years ago. The Manager encouraged me to try spread and cutaway collars because of the way they stay neatly tucked back under/into your lapels. The same applies to a V-neck. I've been a fan ever since. Except for BD collars I don't buy point collar shirts anymore. I especially like a cutaway collar. I think it is very elegant even without a tie. I like that it is still unusual enough to be special but not at all odd.
     


  6. Alphadave

    Alphadave Senior member

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    I wore a point collar unbuttoned under a v-neck the other day and it looked awful. I was fighting the collar all day to stay tucked in, as untucked it spreads far too wide.

    I haven't tried a spread collar like this, but I'd try a button-down if possible. Definite no to the point collar.
     


  7. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    Neither for me, buttondown.
     


  8. James Bond

    James Bond Senior member

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    Spread. I hate button-downs.
     


  9. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    Spread. I hate button-downs.

    Collar racist. [​IMG]
     


  10. neon

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    Not all 'same' collars are made the same. Some worked for me some didn't. And I never know until I try it on first.
     


  11. James Bond

    James Bond Senior member

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    Collar racist. [​IMG]

    Maybe if they would get off their lazy asses and get jobs, I'd like them more.
     


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