The right snug for the Adam's apple
Collars serve as strategic outlines for the face and if used right, could lift up one's features.
Straight pointed down collars are on the style charts.
LIKE ANY item of clothing, they set a tone of style... collars echo the degree of formality, dignity and quality in garment construction. In accordance with Jeff Stone, a frayed collar comes across as an indicator of eccentric disregard for clothing.
Teaming white collars with a coloured shirt, frequent among the then buyers, grew out of Victorian vigilance against dirt. Today, collars are done in the same fabric as that of the shirt body, thereby generating determining cues that coordinate an outfit.
Following is a quick walk scaling the highs and lows identifying the right snug for your neck this season. Through cycles of trends, classics evolve and the evergreen button-down collar is sure to stay. Going through the chapters of origin, this collar was first worn by English Polo players who buttoned down the same to stop them from flapping during the match. These collars signal a high level of formality and are the best to accommodate a tie knot.
The tab collar where the wings pull together to create a neat line around the tie knot do not feature on the style charts. First worn by the Duke of Windsor, the tab collar is a misfit in the highly stylised and modern setting of this winter.
Long narrow faces benefit from short collars and big tie knots.
Popularised by Eton School Boys, the rounded or club collar holds a premium rank this season. Not so right for the tie knot, the club collar could be teamed with casual jackets. It reflects a soft, dressy look.The English spread has always been there and there exists absolutely no reason to outway it this reason. A favourite of Prince Charles, an English spread is the most ideal for the broad Windsor knot. Its formal cousin, the cutaway collar does not feature as a style point this season.
Next on the charts is the versatile straight point collar. With an emphasis on not very long versions, the collar length is about two five eights this season. Band collars with a pin-tucked solid shirt body sail smoothly.
Collars are strategic outlines for the face and should be matched to bone structure and size of one's neck. A narrow face looks best with a high collar of moderate spread. Avoid long collars and thin ties.
English spread holds a premium rank this season.
A broad face and full neck could visually benefit from a low collar just covering the collarbone.
Jeff Stone says, "collars are telltale signs of grooming and the level of care one takes with presentation." You ought to take care... sport the right snug for the Adam's apple.
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