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    Corduroy Collar

    Mai 13th, 2016

    A corduroy collar is a collar that is made of the vertically ridged material corduroy and is typically found on British country jackets and coats. The most famous corduroy collar jackets are made of waxed cotton and produced by the British outerwear brand Barbour.

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    Pierre Cardin Style Collar

    September 27th, 2013

    A Pierre Cardin style collar is a wide collar used in women’s fashion. It is a stiff collar that is folded over and lies flat on the collarbone close to the shoulder. This kind of wide collar makes the wearer’s neck look slender and therefore more elegant and feminine.

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    Stiff Collar

    September 27th, 2013

    A stiff collar is a collar that is reinforced or stiffened to make it stand up higher and therefore look more formal. Collars can be stiffened with starch, a stiff layer of extra fabric in between the two outer layers of the collar or collar stays. Collar stays are strips of metal, wood or plastic that are rounded on one end and pointed on the other to perfectly fit specially stitched pockets on the underside of a shirt’s collar. Collar stays can be sewn into the collar or removable. A stiff collar looks more elegant than a soft collar and is worn to formal events or with a business suit.

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    Soft Collar

    September 27th, 2013

    A soft collar is a collar that is not stiffened in any way. It consists of a double layer of fabric without any collar stays, starching or any extra stiffening layers of fabric in between the two outside layers. Soft collars are considered more casual and are not worn to any formal events.

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    Standard-break Collar

    September 27th, 2013

    The breakpoint of a collar determines whether a collar is low-break, high-break or standard-break. The breakpoint of a collar is the point where the collar is folded over. This is usually also where the first button of the garment is located. On a standard-break collar the first button of a men’s shirt is located 1-2 inches above the collarbone.

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    High-break Collar

    September 27th, 2013

    The breakpoint of a collar determines whether a collar is low-break, high-break or standard-break. The breakpoint of a collar is the point where the collar is folded over. This is usually also where the first button of the garment is located. On a high-break collar the first button is closer to the chin and higher up along the neck than on a garment with a standard-break collar.

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    Low-break Collar

    September 27th, 2013

    The breakpoint of a collar determines whether a collar is low-break, high-break or standard-break. The breakpoint of a collar is the point where the collar is folded over. This is usually also where the first button of the garment is located. On a low-break collar the first button is closer to the collarbone than on a garment with a standard-break collar or might even be beneath the collarbone.

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    Peter Pan Collar

    September 12th, 2013

    A Peter Pan collar is a soft, flat collar with rounded corners worn by women between 1900 and 1920. The name ‘Peter Pan collar’ originates in a collar worn by Maude Adams, when she played Peter Pan in the Broadway musical ‘Peter and Wendy’. Today, Peter Pan collars are mostly found in children’s fashion.

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    Straight Collar

    September 12th, 2013

    The straight collar is the most common collar found on men’s shirts especially in the business world. It is a simple stiff spread collar and can be worn with many different types of ties and knots due to its universal spread width. The four-in-hand is the perfect tie knot for this kind of collar.

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    Wide Lapel

    Juni 21st, 2013

    Lapels are created by folding flaps of cloth at the edges of a jacket or coat over and sewing them to the collar of the garment. Lapels are most common on suit jackets and coats and come in different shapes and sizes. A lapel is considered regular size if the lapel almost touches the imaginary line that indicates the half distance between the shoulder and the collar. Any lapel that is larger than that is called a wide lapel, any lapel slimmer is called a skinny or slim lapel. Notched lapels are mostly found on business jackets, peaked lapels, the more formal once among the lapels are found on double-breasted jackets and shawl lapels are used on tuxedos.

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