A Guide to 8 types of Men’s Collars

A Guide to 8 types of Men’s Collars

John NguyenDec 13, '16

 

1.Foreword Point Collar

The most traditional shirt in menswear lineup

How can you tell: The collar points are narrow and aren’t typically covered by jacket lapels.
Who it’s for: This is for the guys who values simplicity. It goes well with most formal shirts and even bowties too.

 

2. The Button Down Collar

Like the forward point collar shirt, it’s more relaxed.

How can you tell: There are buttons on the collars.
Who it’s for: This is for the casual dressing guy. You wouldn’t wear this with a tie.

 

3. The Spread Collar

The spread collar shirt is really your “no wrong answer” kind of shirt.

How can you tell: The collar points make an angle of about 25 degrees.
Who it’s for: Men with large necks or large neckties wear this. This is your business formal type of collar.

4. The Power Collar

This is the collar you want to wear when you need all the confidence you can get.

How can you tell: The neckband is taller, stiffer, and has two buttons on the collar.
Who it’s for: Large taller guys with longer necks. Guys with confidence.

5. The Band Collar

It’s really the perfect shirt for travel and summer vacations

How can you tell: There is no collar. It is just a band around your neck
Who it’s for: Creatives, photographers, outdoorspeople, people who like nostalgia.

6. The Tab Collar

It is a great alternative for the fashion forward dresser.

How can you tell: There is a hidden button that connects the two collar points together under the tie knot – causing the collar to crease in the middle and lift.
Who it’s for: This is a collar for those who are don’t like their collars flaring. They are meticulous and have a high attention to detail. These are your dressier guys.

7. The Cutaway Collar

A cutaway collar is a bold, modern and an advanced style choice.

How can you tell: The collars are sharp with noose ends.
Who it’s for: Guys who want to make a statement with their outfits. They usually have narrow faces and are very fashionable.

8. The Club Collar

Works best for an elegant night out or semi-formal event.

How can you tell: The collar points are rounded and have collar pins.
Who it’s for: As the name says it, this collar is for the guy who is in the prestigious clubs. Their intellect is phenomenal and they are part of ivy league schools.

 

There you have it! The next time you go looking for collared shirts, you’ll know the perfect choice for your occasion.

 

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