Tab Collars: Do You Own Any?

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  1. Quirk

    Quirk Senior member

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    I don't see tab collars much these days, but I've noticed in recent days that they seem to be a favorite of a certain ex-Governor. [​IMG]
     


  2. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    I don't see tab collars much these days, but I've noticed in recent days that they seem to be a favorite of a certain ex-Governor.
    [​IMG]


    Hey! He isn't the ex-governor yet! Give it at least another 10-15 minutes!!!
     


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    Cordovan Senior member

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    Rumsfeld would wear them too if you recall. Another option is to wear a collar bar under your tie with a straight collar, effectively making it into a tab collar.

    Cordovan
     


  4. Quirk

    Quirk Senior member

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    Do you think they had them made? I suppose Spitzer's gangly enough (and wealthy enough) that he might wear bespoke from head to toe. I can't remember seeing them for sale in the longest while, but maybe they usually just don't register with me.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I like and own tab collar shirts.

    But, more importantly, re: Spitzer, that is a textbook example of the politician's repp. Study it. Learn it. Know it.
     


  6. MrDaniels

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    I am glad that Spitzer's replacement is legally blind, or I would not be able to forgive the fact that he wears Windsor knots with button-down collars.
     


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    I saw J.Crew was pushing the tab collar on their website. I remember seeing someone else advertising tab collar shirts as well. Maybe it's poised for a comeback. I was never a fan.
     


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    It's an early 90s look. It works OK with a medium width tie and a tight knot.
     


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    dba Senior member

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    BTW, did anyone else notice the eerie similarity in appearance between his wife and his lady of the night (minus the wrinkles)?
     


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    acidboy Senior member

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    tab collars.... I heard that's what the ladies who go to the Mayflower Hotel like.
     


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    It's an early 90s look.
    True, it is a more early-90s look. It is also an American phenomena: I can not recall ever seeing them elsewhere. I know I have never seen them here in the UK, or in Italy.
     


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    True, it is a more early-90s look. It is also an American phenomena: I can not recall ever seeing them elsewhere. I know I have never seen them here in the UK, or in Italy.

    I had a Polo tab shirt bought more recently (around the turn of the decade). Never truly adjusted to wearing it though and gave it away a couple of years ago. I might get another at some stage, but it's a long, long way down the list.
     


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    Sander Senior member

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    I always notice them on Germany's foreign secretary Frank-Walter Steinmeier:
    [​IMG]
    I never thought of this looks as something linked to a certain period or a certain country. Maybe that's a sign for his secret love for America?
     


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    I always notice them on Germany's foreign secretary Frank-Walter Steinmeier:
    [​IMG]
    I never thought of this looks as something linked to a certain period or a certain country. Maybe that's a sign for his secret love for America?


    Many German men favor the tab collar, for example Rolf Breuer, former CEO of Deutsche Bank.

    /Mr S
     


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    Do you think they had them made? I suppose Spitzer's gangly enough (and wealthy enough) that he might wear bespoke from head to toe. I can't remember seeing them for sale in the longest while, but maybe they usually just don't register with me.

    No. Strictly RTW, Brooks Bros. type of guy.

    I read that he once tried a pale blue shirt, but he reverted back to white. He didn't feel comfortable in anything but a white shirt.
     


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