5 Tips Every Man Should Before Buying Collar Shirt
By: Pinki Thu, 11 May 2017 11:16 AM
Shirts are the main dressing element of every Guy. Choosing a shirt is very difficult as it need to be perfect fit as well as should make him look stylish too. The main part of choosing any shirt is it's collar. Like Seriously?? We never knew even choosing a colloar matters the most. Here are few tips to remember to get that perfect Collar look.
Just as the strength of the human body is reliant on a strong core, the placket is the core that adds to the structural strength of the shirt’s appearance. A French placket refers to the absence of a common front placket. A plain front presents a clean look that is neither too casual nor too formal. A standard placket has a visible seam that runs vertical, next to the buttons. An inch or two of fabric is folded and sewn down the front as a separate piece, with stitches on both sides.
A crisp collar adds a clean sophisticated look to your outfit while an unsuitable collar can make a great outfit look weak. If you prefer to wear your shirt without a tie, make sure that your collar doesn’t collapse. One of the factors that affect how your shirt sits on your collar bone is the size and weight of the collar spread. The collar spread refers to the distance between collar points.
A standard feature in tailor-made shirts is the opening behind the collar that holds a collar stay. This feature allows for the insertion of a plastic or metal strip that holds the collar’s shape and keeps it close for the fabric of the shirt front.
Starch adds stiffness to the shirt fabric, helping it to maintain a crisp appearance for longer into the day. Spraying starch while ironing your shirt is a simple solution to add stiffness to the placket and collar.
"The second button literally makes or breaks the shirt.”- Jerry Seinfeld
The spacing of the buttons on the shirt placket is referred to as stance. It is one of the few elements that cannot be changed or altered after the shirt is made. The second button on a man’s dress shirt is the most important and key button that makes or breaks the shirt. The positioning of this button is often not even considered when trying on a shirt before buying.