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The shirt collars

When it comes to the collar, it’s all about the details. Though the sizes and styles may vary, the collar is what distinguishes a casual shirt from a more formal one. Nowadays, the standard collar for men is typically narrower, shorter and has a wider spread. From the classic button-down to the versatile spread, we’ve got your collars covered.

Button-Down Collar

Button-Down Collar

As the name suggests, this collar features buttons that hold the flaps down. Best suited to a more casual shirt, this collar is considered the least formal one. Shirts with a button-down collar have the advantage of holding the collar in place when pulling a sweater over and is seen as much more relaxed.

Hidden Button-Down Spread Collar

Hidden Button-Down Spread Collar

A no-nonsense collar, it features two buttons under the collar points to keep it from flying out to the side or falling under your suit jacket. Especially popular for those who prefer a clean, professional look without wearing a tie.

Spread Collar

Spread Collar

In this collar, the spread, or distance between the collar points, is wider than usual. Edward Prince of Wales is credited with popularizing this collar in the 1900s, realizing its compatibility with the Windsor knot. A versatile collar that works great for the office and after hours, it’s no wonder it’s a favorite of the well-dressed man.

Club Collar

Club Collar

Also known as the “golf collar” or “rounded collar,” this was the required collar at Eton (England’s elite boarding school) in the mid-19th century.

Town Collar

Town Collar

Sometimes referred to as a classic collar or modern cutaway, this type is a semi-spread, meaning it falls somewhere between a spread collar and a button-down collar.

Button-Tab Collar

Button-Tab Collar

Originally patented by Elliot Gant himself, this collar features a tab of additional fabric that buttons behind the tie knot. The tab pulls the collar flat to the neck, allowing the tie knot to stand on its own.

Winged Collar

Winged Collar

Reserved for the fanciest of occasions, this style made its debut during the early 1900s, known as the golden age of men’s formal wear. A gentlemanly bow tie fits this collar perfectly; just make sure to tuck down the “wings”.