Which is your favorite dress shirt collar

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by doughboysc, Apr 23, 2012.

Which is your favorite dress shirt collar?

  1. Straight Pointed (or Barrymore Collar)

    5 vote(s)
    7.2%
  2. Spread (excluding cutaway)

    50 vote(s)
    72.5%
  3. Button Down Collar (like Brooks Brothers)

    8 vote(s)
    11.6%
  4. Tab Collar (worn by The Beatles in the 1960s to Don Rumsfield in the 2000s)

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  5. Two-Button Collar (like in the early-mid 2000s)

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  6. All

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  1. doughboysc

    doughboysc Senior member

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    Here's my new poll about collars.
     
  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    I wear spreads for work but I will always prefer a nice bd. Button downs got my vote.
     
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    connor09 Senior member

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    Torn between the spread collar and button down but I voted for the spread as that's what I use most of the time.
     
  4. Pieceofsand

    Pieceofsand Senior member

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    I like the extra wide spread collar by Modern Tailor.
     
  5. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    All my dress shirts have spread collars.
     
  6. Mr Cucumber

    Mr Cucumber Active Member

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    Why is not cutaway an option? With some exceptions, it is the only collar that I use.
     
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    Texasmade Senior member

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    I have 1 button down and the rest of my shirts are spread.
     
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    imatlas Senior member

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    Stupid to require a single answer. I have no doubt that most of us have at least two collar styles that we always use, if not more. For me they are medium spread and button down. I don't prefer one over the other, they each have their place.
     
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    EdenResident Senior member

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    Club collar for me. I love the look (for non-business occasions, of course).
     
  10. doughboysc

    doughboysc Senior member

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    Here's a picture of Sir David Frost from 1972 wearing a navy double breasted blazer, Turnbull & Asser spread collar shirt with trademark three-button cuffs, and blue necktie. Very classic and spiffy.

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    Man, I wish I had a bespoke shirt like he had on :)
    Do they have the exact fabric like the shirt Frost had on in this picture in the T&A archives?
     
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    comrade Senior member

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    Spread, cutaway.
    Never a button-down.
     
  12. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    You guys are missing out on the joys of button downs.
     
  13. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    I would wear button downs exclusively if I could. I have some shirts that I happen to like with spread collars. I'm considering looking at some hidden button downs and seeing how I like them.
     
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    Not a fan of button down, spread for me.
     
  15. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    I'll take advantage of this thread to ask a dumb question. Brooks Brothers has what they call an "Ainsley collar." I like it - it's not too pointed, not too wide. What do you call it?
     

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