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How to choose a shirt collar that compliments your face

How to choose a shirt collar that compliments your face

Joel Deakin, founder of George & King, explains the 8 collar styles available to customers purchasing their custom shirts.

Buying a custom tailored shirt and not quite sure which collar to choose? The secret is to choose a collar that best compliments the shape of your noggin.

#1 Regular Pointed Collar


For blokes with a round face or a shorter neck, try a pointed collar. The steeper vertical slant will give your face a sense of length and definition.


#2 Square Collar


If your face is neither excessively round nor extraordinarily angular, opt for a square collar. Its medium height works for most everyone.


#3 Spread Collar

For the taller guys out there, and those of us with a longer triangular face, you want a spread collar with a low, wide stance. This collar will help soften your face and create a more balanced look.


#4 Wide Spread Collar


As above, but particularly appropriate for men who wear wide tie knots.


#5 Button Down Collar


Generally reserved for casual situations the button-down collar is perfect for Friday’s with your favourite pair of chino’s.


#6 2-Button Pointed Collar


For those of us who love a tall and bold collar that sits high on the neck. Avoid if you’re a taller guy, this collar will make your next look unusually long.


#7 Wing Collar

The wing collar is typically reserved for the most formal of occasions, usually accompanied by a tuxedo and bow-tie.


#8 Mandarin Collar
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In contemporary Western dress, mandarin collars are found in fashion-forward oriental-style and minimalist-style clothing