Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Mens Fashion - Classic Collars

When buying a dress skirt two important features you should consider are the shape and size of the collar. The shape and size of the collar you choose is important because it should flatter the shape of your face and the length of your neck to create balance. If you have a long face and neck for example, you will want to balance the length of your face by choosing a wide spread collar with shorter points.

Button-Down
This is the most casual of all collar styles because of its relaxed appearance and collar buttons. Button-down shirts are worn with sporty jackets and can be worn without a tie.

Straight
This collar is the most versatile collar because it can be worn with suits, sports jackets and can be worn without a tie.

Spread
The collar is considered dressier because the points of the collar are a little wider apart. This collar must be worn with a tie to fill in the gap.

Tab
It gets its name from the tab that connects the collar points behind the knot of the tie. Should be worn with a tie.

White Contrast
A white collar is named so because it is in contrast with the patterned or colored fabric of the rest of the shirt.

Band
Although this type of collar (which is really a shirt without a collar) is sometimes worn as casual and formal, it is best reserved for casual wear.

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