Collar style

Cutaway

This collar got its name from its tips which are shaped away from each other, giving it an elegant and tasteful appearance. The moderate spacing between the collar tips make the Cutaway model one of the most versatile of all. It works just as well with a suit as it does with leisure wear; or with a narrow or wide tie knot.

Specifications: Collar height rear edge 4,0 cm; collar tip length 6,7 cm; spacing between collar tips 11,5 cm. Moderate rigidity.

Full Spread

The generous spacing between tips gives this collar model a formal and elegant look, making it perfect to combine with a tie and jacket. While the Full Spread collar works with both a broad and narrow tie knot, it should not be matched with a tie that is too narrow. If you would like a collar model that works with a wider range of looks we recommend instead the Cutaway.

Specifications: Collar height rear edge 4,0 cm; collar tip length 8,0 cm; spacing between collar tips 13,5 cm. Moderate rigidity.

Turndown

Turndown stands out with its relatively long and downward-pointing collar points, a clear contrast to spread collar models that have been the default choice for business shirts in the past decade. Turndown has an significant gap between the points leaving space for a well-tied four in hand knot. The collar’s interlining is of medium stiffness, which gives a more relaxed impression. We strongly recommend that this collar be worn with a tie, preferably without collar bones, so that the collar points during the day get a smooth roll.

Specifications: Collar height rear edge 4,2 cm; collar tip length 9,3 cm; spacing between collar tips 12,5 cm. Moderate rigidity.

Tudor

Like the Full Spread collar, this collar has a broad open cut but has the the collar tips cut along the neckline on an even tighter angle. Because of the generous spacing between tips we recommend wearing the Tudor collar with a tie and jacket. It works with both broad and narrow tie knots, although you should avoid tie models that are too narrow. Make sure the tie is tightened properly around the neck to ensure exposing too much of the area around the neck.

Specifications: Collar height rear edge 4,0 cm; collar tip length 8,5 cm; spacing between collar tips 16,5 cm. Moderate rigidity.

Club

This collar originated with International English school students but today is perhaps more well known among preppy fashion ambassadors. The Club collar is a nice alternative for those who want to break with the more conventional collar models, without risking being seen as a pretender. We recommend it be combined with shirts of light single color, or with narrow striped fabrics. The collar also works well with a tie done with a narrow knot.

Specifications: Collar height rear edge 4,0 cm; collar tip length 7,0 cm; spacing between collar tips 11,0 cm. Moderate rigidity. Delivered without collar stiffeners.

Sport Button-Down

A sporty and somewhat toned down version of the Button-down collar. This collar's casual appearance makes it a suitably appropriate choice for all types of casual shirt. The collar works particularly well when matched with Oxford fabric. Combine it with a thin tie and you will be guaranteed entrance to Yale! If you do wear a tie with this collar the knot should be of a narrower variant (like four in hand) to get the best combination with the collar points. Remember you should never wear a button down collar to the most formal of occasions such as weddings or funerals. Note: This collar includes a little button at the back which helps ensure it remains in place.

Specifications: Collar height rear edge 4,0 cm; collar tip length 6,5 cm; spacing between collar tips 7,0 cm. Soft rigidity. Delivered without collar stiffeners.

Formal Button-Down

The button down collar is one of the classic cuts. The collar is as much at home in the board room of an American investment bank as it is worn while sitting at a cafè in Florence sipping on a double espresso. The long tips combined with the distance between the buttons creates a tangible "soft roll". The collar's proportions make it perfectly matched to a tie and jacket. If you do wear a tie with this collar its knot should be of a narrower variant (like the four in hand) to get the best combination with the collar points. If you are after a more casual feel with your shirt you should instead consider the Sport Button Down. Remember you should never wear a button down collar to the most formal of occasions such as weddings or funerals.

Specifications: Collar height rear edge 4,2 cm; collar tip length 9,3 cm; spacing between collar tips 9,0 cm. Moderate rigidity. Delivered without collar stiffeners.

Draper

The Draper collar's downward pointing and slightly shorter collar tips give it a stripped down, sofisticated impression that reminds one of the early 60's. This minimalistic touch has made it popular among both those in the creative industries and with nostalgic public servicemen who miss the days of drinking carts and ashtrays being essential parts of the office environment. Works well both with or without a tie. The Draper collar's somewhat scaled down proportions mean its wearer should only consider pairing it with a narrow tie.

Specifications: Collar height rear edge 3,6 cm; collar tip length 5,7 cm; spacing between collar tips 6,5 cm. Medium rigidity.

High Spread

The generous spacing between tips gives this collar model a formal and elegant look, making it perfect to combine with a tie and jacket. While the Full Spread collar works with both a broad and narrow tie knot, it should not be matched with a tie that is too narrow. If you would like a collar model that works with a wider range of looks we recommend instead the Cutaway.

Specifications: Collar height rear edge 5,1 cm; collar tip length 9,7 cm; spacing between collar tips 15,6 cm. Moderate rigidity.

Contrasting fabric collar

Shirtonomy's shirts always have, as standard, collars sewn on made of the same material as the rest of the shirt. For those who want it we do offer a full white collar (with the collars inside and outside replaced with a white fabric) or contrasting fabric on the collars inside. If you choose the full white collar we will naturally select a fabric that matches the shirt fabric's own quality and texture. Should you wish to choose a contrasting fabric for your cuffs, this can be done along with your other cuff related decisions.

Do you have any questions regarding the choice of fabric, the choice of design or how you should do your measurements? Do not hesitate to contact us so we can clear up any uncertainties before you finalise your order. We will reply as quickly as possible and our belief is that almost any issue can be resolved!