The basic rule is not to wear a collar that is the same shape as your
face. Men with long, narrow faces should avoid long pointed collars.
Men with a round face should avoid spread collars. Below are collar
suggestions that are generally accepted by the fashion industry.
However, keep in mind that many variations exist and these rules
do not apply to every man and every situation. The key is to trust
your judgment and wear what makes you feel confident!
Button Down Collar
A collar that is secured to the shirt by small buttons on both points for
both a stylish and practical look. The buttondown collar was introduced in
England during the 1800s to help polo players keep their collars in place
while playing. The buttondown collar is hence considered a more sporty look.
Hidden Button Down Collar
Similar in appearance to the straight collar, buttons hidden underneath the points hold the collar in place.
A universal collar; the most versatile, easy to wear style.
Snap Tab Collar
The tab collar holds the tie perfectly in place using a snap that brings the collar
points closer together, creating an always neat appearance.
Varsity Spread Collar
A shorter version of the Windsor Spread, updated with slightly curved lines.
Windsor Spread Collar
A conservative spread collar appropriate for any occasion.
Cutaway Spread Collar
A collar whose points are pulled back to the side to allow full view of the necktie knot.
This is ideal for wide and prominent neckwear that requires an unimpeded presentation.
A collar that stands up straight and encircles the neck, without any turndown collar points.
Paul Fredrick banded collars have a ¼" stand.
Park Avenue Collar
The middle ground between a Traditional straight and Windsor spread collar, the Park Avenue
is a bit more spread than the straight and less than the Windsor.
Reminiscent of the Gatsby years, the eyelet collar allows for the use of a collar
pin to hold the points in place.
Button Tab Collar
The tab collar holds the tie perfectly in place using a button that brings the
collar points closer together, creating an always neat appearance.
Part of Eton College’s dress code in the 1800’s, the rounded edges of the collar look best
on thin faces. The softness of the points softening sharp vertical lines.
Extreme Cuatway Collar
Cut and angled back even more so than our Cutaway collar, the extreme cutaway works well with a tie tied
in a full Windsor knot for a formal look. It also works well casual without a tie.
Jermyn Street Collar
A collar based on a traditional British look and named after the birthplace of classic men’s fashion,
Jermyn Street in London, England. It has the same 4 ½” spread as our Windsor spread collar but with points
cut a little shorter and a slight curve to the shape. With the exception of our custom program, all of
our shirts made with a Jermyn Street collar will not have a pocket for a clean look. This shirt wears great
with tie tied in a Windsor knot or without a tie for a more casual look.