Unique Collar Styles and How to Use Them (Part 2)
On its face, menswear seems pretty standardized across the board. There are dress shirts, suits, jeans and tee shirts. Throw in a couple of sweaters, hoodies and slacks and you’ve recreated just about any wardrobe. But just because you aren’t aware of the myriad of styles available to customize your look doesn’t mean they don’t exist. We’ve already started the discussion on unique collar styles and how to wear them, so let’s pick up where we left off and add three more collars to the mix.
- The Tab Collar – This elegant collar is what ties were made for. It comes equipped with a second tab button that snaps closed under the standard button you’re used to. The purpose of this placement is to cinch the collar closed tighter than you’d be able to normally. Doing so locks in your tie and creates cleaner lines that draws the eye to your face. Consider this a strict formal customization.
- Hidden Button Collar – The hidden button collar offers more functionality than unique style. It is similar to the straight collar you’re familiar with, but the design is great for those who would rather not worry about the wanton wandering of their collar points. The hidden button is placed underneath the collar points and fastens them down, making this option a fantastic pick to wear open or closed.
- Varsity Spread Collar – The varsity collar is what you get when you take a spread collar and give it the dressed down treatment. The edges of this collar are curved, and the points are slightly rounded. What this means for your wardrobe is versatility. The varsity spread works in formal situations but can easily be made more accessible to casual functions based on the outfit you pair it with.
The most important thing to remember here is that your style is your own. What looks good on someone else may not look great on you, and that’s OK. But being aware of what’s out there gives you more opportunity to mix and match and come up with a look that plays well with your features. Fashion isn’t a one-size-fits-all industry. So, be patient. Try new things. And above all else, have fun with it.
At Original Stitch, we offer a fully customizable collection (yes, even the collar type!) of premium quality shirts. Customers can create a shirt completely unique to them. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from and tailored in Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than regular button-up shirts.