Welcome to Jacket’s Required, hello, I’m Dominic Lacquaniti, designer and tailor.
This week’s episode of Jackets required TV is about different types of collars.
I’m just going to focus on the two most popular dress shirt collars in the U.S. in this episode – point collars and spread collars.
The point collar is THE most common style. It is named the “point collar” because the collar points are fairly close together with the collar angle being at less than 60 degrees. A plus of this style of collar is that it tends to elongate the face because the points draw the eye naturally downward. Off the rack shirts don’t have the proper angle to provide this benefit.
A “Spread collar” is also known as a cut-away collar. This style has the points “cut away” showing more of the upper shirt area. These collars have angles greater than 90 degrees. This style is flattering to gentlemen with a medium to long shaped face as this style tends to spread out facial features, a directly opposite effect of the point collar.
2 basic but very helpful tips when it comes to the collar selection of your next shirt.
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