Wing or Turndown Collar?

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  1. ziggyosk

    ziggyosk Senior member

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    My sister is getting married and I am trying to figure out if I should wear a Wing Collar or Turndown..... I am wearing a black tux with a black bow tie. What should my collar be??
     
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    Turndown
     
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    Turndown.
     
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    Turndown. I recently scored a Thomas Pink Marcella for $50 off eBay. Perfect tux shirt.
     
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    this caption came to mind...the answer is embedded, or implied -_- [​IMG]
     
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    Another vote for turndown.
     
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    Shawl Collar = Turndown
    Peak Lapel = Wing (Tunnel)
    Notch = don't wear
     
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    Turndown, also go for marcella bib over pleats imo
     
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    Just curious. Why do you answer someone asking an honest question with an insult?
     
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    Shawl Collar = Turndown
    Peak Lapel = Wing (Tunnel)
    Notch = don't wear


    Tunnel? You can not be serious!
    Stinks of Al's Formal Wear prom rental tux.

    Wing collars suit white tie because the white tie itself blends with the shirt. A black tie has the conspicuous contrast running round the back of the neck which is unsightly. The tunnel is a horrible, unnatural attempt to force a square peg into a round hole and should be avoided at all costs IMO.
     
  14. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    ^^ I'm with you on this one, grouchy old man.

    A wing collar should be high, stiff, detachable, and worn on a full dress evening shirt with single cuffs. The odds that a person asking a collar question has or knows how to get such a shirt and collar are low; acquisition of a full evening dress vest lower still; possession of an elegant SB peaked dinner suit that can stand up to this added formality lower again; and being in a venue in which the most archaic of all dinner suit looks fits in appropriately nearly impossible.

    A hidden back for a tie on an open collar is a non-issue if the jacket, shirt, and collar fit impeccably.
     
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    White tie = Wing collar
    Black tie = Turndown collar
     

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