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Type of Collar to Wear 2-3 buttons unbuttoned with a jacket

Superfluous

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What kind of collar would I need to wear dress shirts with 2 or 3 buttons unbuttoned with a jacket/suit?

Tall and Stiff? What would that correlate to with Modern Tailor's dress shirt collar styles?




 

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The kind you'd get on a TF shirt :p seriously though, something that's not too spread, something closer to a 1.75in collar band, and quite a high collar itself.

I wouldn't be suprised if Mr Ford uses Wurkinstiffs or has 'hacked' his shirts to stand up like that all the time.
 

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Originally Posted by mrbig
I wouldn't be suprised if Mr Ford uses Wurkinstiffs or has 'hacked' his shirts to stand up like that all the time.

No, my stiff 2-inch high collars stand up like that without any assistance. I agree that it shouldn't be a spread collar, get something narrow. Also, keep it buttoned up to the second-to-last button, no one will want to see your chest hair.
 

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Stiff button down collars do this pretty well. If you are going MTM, be sure to get two vertical collar buttons, it will make the collar taller.
 

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Oh ok; I could never get my Dunhill shirts (with a 2" collar IIRC) to stand that way, maybe they're too spread.

I remember reading a post somewhere on shirtmaking, you don't need 2 vertical collar buttons to make the collar taller, one, properly shanked button will do. It's just the width of the collarband that matters.

If you've got a TF stockist nearby, go and measure the collarband or something, that'd help you.
 

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still looking for recommendations on a collar type from modern tailor's site.
 

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For some reason, this thread is making me feel angry.
 

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Originally Posted by bleachboy
For some reason, this thread is making me feel angry.

Exactly.
 

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I have a couple of shirts from Hawes and Curtis. I never wear them but their collars sure know how to stand. H&C collars are like 0.5cm thick, and collar height range from high to omg-its-a-skyscraper high. Funny enough stiffer higher collars are the only ones close to looking good when wearing a suit without a tie.

I see nothing wrong with 2 buttons undone in a very casual environment - 3 undone is too much though.
 

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Originally Posted by bleachboy
For some reason, this thread is making me feel angry.
anyone responding seriously to OP is just an enabler
 

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pertaining to modern tailor collars

which is better?

Classic or cutaway?

medium or tall height?
 

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Originally Posted by Tony Romo
pertaining to modern tailor collars

which is better?

Classic or cutaway?

medium or tall height?


Large cutaway, 1-button. It's a classic spread, not actually a cutaway. The large size is about the same of most OTR shirts I have.
 

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Originally Posted by Matt S
Large cutaway, 1-button. It's a classic spread, not actually a cutaway. The large size is about the same of most OTR shirts I have.


and stiff? or common?
 

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