Know Your Collar Right

A shirt is the sum of all its parts, and the collar is one part that can make or break the fit of your shirt at first glance. Therefore, the collar you pick can make a spec of a difference to your overall look.

While you may be well-acquainted with some collar styles on this list, there are others that you may never would have thought even existed. Well, now you will — as we bring you 14 collar styles, with a low-down on how to wear them and when.

1. Spread Collar

The spread collar is a modern collar style often seen on formal or semi-formal shirts. Its collar points end at a distance of about 5” from one another, allowing more room for a wider tie knot.

Works well for: an angular face

Spread Collar

2. Prince Charlie Collar

The Prince Charlie collar is a more classic style seen on formal shirts. The collar points end at a distance of about 3” from one another, allowing room for a medium tie knot.

Works well for: a round face

Prince Charlie

3. Madmen Collar

This cutaway collar is defined by an extreme spread, where the collar points end at a distance of about 6.5-8” from one another. Ideal for semi-formal and formal shirts, this collar leaves room for a Windsor-tie knot which is nothing but a bigger triangular knot.

Works well for: a thin, long and sharp face

Madmen Collar

4. Bandhgala Collar

This clean, classic collar style is defined by a band of about an 1” that stands around the neck with no spreads or points. It can be paired with both, casual and formal shirts.

Works well for: all face-cuts

Bandhgala Collar

5. Hipster Collar

This skinny collar is minimal, modern and is ideal for casual shirts. It has a narrow spread and is best worn without a tie. But if you feel like wearing one, opt for a skinny style.

Works well for: an oval face

Hipster Collar

6. Hipster Round Collar

One of our most unconventional offerings, this collar style comes with a bit of an edge. The collar points are rounded, making it ideal for casual shirts.

Works well for: an angular face

Hipster Rounded Collar

7. Prepster Collar

A version of the hipster collar, the Prepster is a skinny button down collar. It has a narrow collar spread and the points are of medium length.

Works well for: an oval face

Prepster Collar

8. Evil Pandit Collar

Made famous by luminaries such as Pandit Nehru and Dr. Evil, this is a classic band collar. Giving it our own contemporary twist, this collar is ideal for semi-formal and formal shirts.

Works well for: any face-cut

Evil Pandit Collar

9. Polo Collar

Also known as the button down collar, this style has a medium spread with collar points that are long and vertical. It’s ideal for casual shirts and worn best without a tie. The buttons on the collar may or may not be fastened, depending on your preference.

Works well for: an oval or round face

Polo Collar

10. Double Collar

Our variation of the classic Polo, this style comes with a double collar. Button down, with medium spread, it’s best reserved for semi-formal shirts.

Works well for: an Oval or Round face

Double Collar

11. Concealed Polo Collar

The same as polo, this style comes with a concealed button holes under the collar.
A medium spread and vertically long collar points make it ideal for formal or semi-formal shirts.

Works well for: a Round Face

Concealed Polo Collar

12. Club Collar

A classic point collar with rounded edges, this style comes with a medium spread. It’s best reserved for formal shirts and can be worn with a tie.

Works well for: an oval or long face

Club Collar

13. Ozwald Boateng

Brought into existence by renowned British designer Ozwald Boateng, this chiseled collar style is one of his signatures. Classy and elegant, this style is best reserved for formal shirts and can be paired with a skinny tie.

Works well for: an oval face

Ozwald Boateng

14. Wing Collar

As the name suggests, this style is characterized by wing tips. It’s one of the most formal collar styles and is seen on Tuxedo shirts, worn at Black-tie events. The rule is to pair it with a silk bow-tie (with wings at the back) and give your neck-ties a pass.

Works well for: any face-cut

Wing Collar

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