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What type of dress shirt collar is right for me?

Dress Shirt Collar Choices

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!

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Buttondown Collar
Button Down Collar
Hidden Buttondown Collar
Hidden Button Down Collar
Straight Collar
Straight Collar
Snap Tab Collar
Snap Tab Collar
Varsity Spread Collar
Varsity Spread Collar
Windsor Spread Collar
Windsor Spread Collar
Cutaway Spread Collar
Cutaway Spread Collar
Band Collar
Band Collar
Park Avenue Collar
Park Avenue Collar
Eyelet Collar
Eyelet Collar
Button Tab Collar
Button Tab Collar
Club Collar
Club Collar
Buttondown Collar
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 Buttondown Collar
Hidden Button Down Collar

Similar in appearance to the straight collar, buttons hidden underneath the points hold the collar in place.

Straight Collar
Straight Collar

A universal collar; the most versatile, easy to wear style.

Snap Tab Collar
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
Varsity Spread Collar

A shorter version of the Windsor Spread, updated with slightly curved lines.

Windsor Spread Collar
Windsor Spread Collar

A conservative spread collar appropriate for any occasion.

Cutaway Spread Collar
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.

Band Collar
Band Collar

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
Parke 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.

Eyelet Collar
Eyelet Collar

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
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.

Club Collar
Club Collar

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.

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