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How To Pick The Best Dress Shirt Collar For You

Apart from fit (more details on that here), collar style is a major factor you must consider when choosing a dress shirt. One thing to take into account is your face shape – is it thin or broad, long or short? Certain collar styles will either emphasize or help to balance out those qualities, so choose wisely! Another aspect to think about is how casual or formal you intend to dress, and whether or not you’re going to wear a tie (plus, which tie knots will look best). Here’s a quick summary of the ‘rules’ you should follow when choosing your collar type.

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A Guide to Dress Shirt Collars

You might feel overwhelmed by the variety of dress shirt collar styles out there. How do you know, for example, which collars work best for your face shape, which styles are the most and least formal, and which tie knots should be worn with which collar? We’ll review our most popular and the most commonly found collars here: the Straight Collar, the Button Down Collar, the Spread Collar and its variations, and the Tab Collar. Read on to find out the answers to your biggest collar questions.

 

There is one basic rule that applies to all dress shirt collars, and that is to choose the collar that is the opposite shape of your face. If you have a round face, choose a collar with… Continue>>