As per Wikipedia, a collar is the part of a shirt that fastens around or frames the neck. A collar is separated from other necklines such as revers or lapels, by being made form a separate piece of fabric, rather than a folded or cut part of the same piece of fabric.
Now that we have defined a collar and know how it’s made, about time we realise its importance as well. Considering the fact that a collar is the most visible part of a shirt, it has to be one of the most important elements which define your overall look.
A collar not only defines a shirts formality, it also enhances your facial features at the same time. In essence, this means that getting your collar right is the most important step in designing a shirt, obviously after you’ve chosen the fabric.
- What occasion are you wearing it for?
- Will you be wearing a tie?
- Are you wearing a jacket on top of it?
- Does the collar complement your facial features and length of the neck?
A few tips to help you choose the collar:
- Collars with longer tips are a strict no no if you have a short neck.
- Consider wide collars if you have broad shoulders.
- Larger knots dictate wider collars.
The traditional Bandhgala for all the old school folks out there.
Also known as the Skinny Collar, is a fairly recent phenomenon. Ideally worn without a tie, but if you must, choose a skinny one.
If there was ever a middle ground between the preppy and the hipster, it’s this button down skinny collar.
Better known as the Banded Collar, was made famous by such luminaries as Pandit Nehru & Dr. Evil. We, however, have a contemporary take on it.
Better known as the Button Down Collar, is ideally paired with a sports jacket and loafers, but goes well with less dressy suits.
A metallic snap button on the inside keeps your button down a secret.
Designed by it’s namesake, perhaps the classiest of all our collar offerings.
Save it for your wedding day. Exclusively worn with a bow tie and tux.