One of the best parts about going custom is the ability to pick the suitable style options for your body type and formality of the wedding. But with that comes choices and that can get overwhelming. Below we’ll break down the options for your collar and why you might choose one over the other.
Point: This collar is one of the most classic styles and used to be the predominant collar used in men’s dress shirts. Mostly associated with the traditional men’s dress shirt, it’s a foolproof collar choice for a wedding or really any setting for that matter. Essentially, the straight point collar is the most balanced collar type, suiting both formal and casual attire. The collar works well with a smaller knot tie as well as with most lapel styles (peak, notch or shawl). A point collar flatters if you have a wide or round face and seems to work best in medium stiffness.
Spread: This collar is the most common type seen today and also the most versatile. It works well with suits and tuxedos alike as well as bow ties and neckties. Just don’t go tie-less with this collar. Generally speaking, a wider spread collar is more suitable for men with a narrow face shape, as it draws the viewer’s eyes outward, creating the impression of a wider face.
Wing Tux: This collar gets its name from the fold-out collar points that look like wings. It’s the most formal collar option and is designed to be worn with a bow tie and tuxedo. If you’re going for a laid-back look, this choice isn’t for you—never wear a wing collar with a necktie.
Cutaway: This collar is a slightly bolder choice in comparison to the point or spread styles. It has the widest angle between the collar points by far. The style is best suited to formal occasions and traditionally worn with a larger knot tie, such as a half Windsor or full Windsor. Known to be preferred for business attire, it can also be worn with both suits and tuxedos. Typically the longer and thinner the face, the more spread the collar should be.
Band: Also known as a Mandarin or Nehru Collar, this collar is designed to be worn without a tie, making it instantly casual. It tends to fare on the trendier side of the tuxedo shirt spectrum, so only wear one with a tux if you’re confident in your style and the event isn’t too formal.
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