Intermediate Guide to Suits: Part X

Each week, I will present a post on the ins and outs of custom suits AND suits in general at an intermediate level. It is recommended that the beginner’s guide be read first.

Shirt Collar Types

 collars

There are a slew of collar styles to choose from; I have narrowed down the selection to three that are most common.

The Spread Collar – commonly found on most off the rack shirts, this style suits those with a thicker and/or wider neck. Think body builder.

The Narrow Collar – also commonly found on most off the rack shirts, this style suits those with a long and/or thinner neck.

The Button Down Collar – this is a more casual look and looks great with jeans and a sweater and potentially black rimmed glasses (the Clark Kent look is in style for fall or atleast I dig it).

Of course, a regular sized tie will go with any collar type, the complexity arises as the tie becomes skinnier. A skinny tie will look best with a classic to narrow collar. Would it not be funny or atleast awkward to see a wide collar (body builder guy) wearing a skinny tie?

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