Men’s shirts can also differ from one another because of their collar type. There are many variations, each one for a specific occasion.
Let’s look at a few collars and their different characteristics.
This is the classic collar, semi-open with a medium spread to show the top button on the shirt. It has removable stiffeners and is perfect for those who like to wear a tie. This collar is a great fit for all body types and any occasion, from the most formal through to totally informal.
This is a very open collar with a large spread and removable stiffeners. It is extremely elegant if accompanied by a tie with medium-sized knot for a decidedly youthful, trendy look. This is the collar for someone with a longer face and slender build.
English spread collar
A wide spread with very wide, open tips that tend to “run away” for a men’s shirt with a rather formal style. The perfect collar for a double-breasted jacket.
Men’s shirt with Mandarin collar
The Mandarin collar is ideal for those seeking elegant results. If buttoned, it gives a serious, original touch to a look, while worn open, it makes an outfit more casual and trendy. Perfect for a more informal occasion.
Wing collar shirt
This is the model worn for ceremonies and gala evenings, where a dinner suit is a must. This rigid collar with button wings can be worn with a bow or ascot tie and is a good fit for the longer neck.
A semi-closed collar with mother-of-pearl buttons, to be worn open or with a skinny tie. A subtly formal model used on casual shirts, and perfect for square and slightly elongated faces.
Now you know the collar for you and for each different occasion, you can be sure to show off an impeccable look.
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