Monday, December 13, 2010
A Sharp Collar
Speaking of the suit I wrote about last week, the collar on this Brooks Brothers shirt, paired with a fat four-in-hand, comes damned close to the "British" look I try to wrest from my collars--plenty of space on either side of the knot, strong vertical lines leading to the face, a slightly convex shape with respect to the chest.
I call it the British look because I see it on Charles Tyrwhitt and particularly Thomas Pink but not conventional American retailers like Brooks Brothers or Paul Fredrick. I only wish that the bottom edge of the knot was about even with the bottom corners of the collar. This is why I favor the spread collar; this collar is somewhere between a spread and a point collar.