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Sneak peak on rare yet stylish collars

By Jhones Kenly Subscribe to RSS | April 24th 2012 | Views:
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In our day-to-day lives, we see innumerable men in dress shirts. As there is whole lot of them, we see different varieties and styles in dress shirts. Some are with spread collars and French cuffs, others have white collar and cuffs. In fact, there are loads and loads of unique and distinctive fashions. Some men with unique fashion and style stand apart from the crowd of same monotonous designs and old fashions. All those uniquely fashioned men have their distinctive designs and show their aesthetic sense.

Now it is in man’s nature to stand apart from crowd and look special. To attain the desired attraction, men would need to stop blindly following the crowd and adopt fashion and style of their own. In dress shirt’s fashion and style, collar is the major attribute that clearly defines the look and style of the shirt. One can gain the perfect look by opting rare but most stylish and unique collar styles. Let us discuss some most distinctive collars.

Curved Collar

Curved collar is a straight collar from outside and curves from inside, away from the face. Curved collar can bring subtle difference in your look while setting you apart from the typical classic collar look. This collar provides an edgier look and gracefully maintains a clean finish of formal dressing. Curved collar also has similarities with cutaway collar, as it looks best with traditional tie coupled with a double Windsor knot. One can combine the curved collar with French cuffs and athletic fit that will give you a perfect style. Curved collar is hardly available in ready-made shirts, to get hands on a curved collar dress shirt; one would need to get it from online custom shirts shop.

Tab collar

Tab collar is hardly available anywhere and is not seen except occasionally. In actual it is an addition made to the collar. A tab collar is a straight collar and has a piece of fabric attached to the end of each side of the collar. The ends have a tab fastener that hide below the tie and keep your collar down in the right place. Tab collar is extremely useful to keep the collar in the right place and keeps ends down to refrain from curling or giving an odd look. With a tie over your tab collar, you can be carefree without ever having any worry to look in the mirror to check collar and tie setting. Tabs help to push the collar down and give the tie knot a bold uplift that makes it look quite prominent.

Wing Collar

Wing collar is mostly worn on Tuxedo shirts; it is short in size and extensively starched to stand up straight, with both the front points pressed down below the chin. Usually bowtie or necktie is worn with wing collar. Usually wing collar with bowtie is worn in high-end parties and functions like balls, operas, ballets, elite class weddings. Wing collar is now also worn on occasions like Oscar awards, red carpet receptions and celebrities’ parties. The dress shirt of wing collar is generally white and sometimes pleated with extra starch to give sharp and crisp look. As wing collar dress shirt has to be starched, it needs a material that absorbs moisture quickly. The best place to get custom dry fit shirts is online custom shirt makers.

Banded collars

Banded or mandarin collar is a short unfolded stand up collar style used in shirts. Banded collars generally start from neckline and have length of 2 to 5 centimeters. The length of the collar is straight with rounded or straight edges. The points barely meet each other and in some types, points slightly overlap. The banded collar points that overlap generally have button on it to secure the both points of collar. Banded collar is accepted socially and usually worn in white tie functions. In royal events like ballets, opera and balls, the participants and guests have to strictly adhere to the dress codes prescribed.

In these occasions, the most formal dress is worn with banded collar dress shirts. Men usually wears tuxedo shirt with banded collar supported with bowtie. Banded collars are also used in military uniforms that help the soldiers to avoid chafing and feel at ease while having full body armor. Eastern Catholic clergies also wear cassock as their official dress with, which have banded collar on it. Banded collars are not used daily in official business dressing and are not easily available. To get a banded collar with best custom made shirt you will need to order from online custom shirt makers.

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