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Old 01-01-2013, 11:40 PM   #1
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how to fix my collar with no tie: Help

I'm sure there are some fashionable guys in here, I'm finally deciding to put some work into my wardrobe, one thing i just can't get is how to get my collar to stand up. It's a pretty sharp look. can anyone help?





i've been reading about collar stays but i'm not sure that's what i'm looking for
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:46 PM   #2
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:49 PM   #3
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Yes, collar stays are designed to do exactly that. I have a brass set I use.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:50 PM   #4
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some shirts have stiff collars, don't even need stays
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:03 AM   #7
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The plastic ones are crap and meant to be removed after purchase and replaced
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The plastic ones are crap and meant to be removed after purchase and replaced
no, i'm talking about the whole collar being designed stiff, not stays
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hmmm, i'll give it a shot
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collar stays with magnets
i have a set
you can move the magnet to change the angle of your shirt collar ... can position in all kinds of ways
and they do a good job of staying put

and the set can double as your normal collar stay
usually i just use them without the magnet instead of buying separate collar stays
beats using the flimsy plastic ones
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:38 AM   #11
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http://wurkinstiffs.com/

collar stays with magnets
i have a set
you can move the magnet to change the angle of your shirt collar ... can position in all kinds of ways
and they do a good job of staying put

and the set can double as your normal collar stay
usually i just use them without the magnet instead of buying separate collar stays
beats using the flimsy plastic ones
i was wondering how well they work....oh romeo
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http://wurkinstiffs.com/

collar stays with magnets
i have a set
you can move the magnet to change the angle of your shirt collar ... can position in all kinds of ways
and they do a good job of staying put

and the set can double as your normal collar stay
usually i just use them without the magnet instead of buying separate collar stays
beats using the flimsy plastic ones
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The plastic ones are crap and meant to be removed after purchase and replaced
sh1t. I didn't know that hahah

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http://wurkinstiffs.com/

collar stays with magnets
i have a set
you can move the magnet to change the angle of your shirt collar ... can position in all kinds of ways
and they do a good job of staying put

and the set can double as your normal collar stay
usually i just use them without the magnet instead of buying separate collar stays
beats using the flimsy plastic ones
Look at this little invention. You teach me so much
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As mentioned, metal collar stays are important. However, you need to buy shirts that have taller collars to really get that look. Higher quality European/British brands tend to give you this look.

Charles Tyrwhitt, Thomas Pink, TM Lewin, Jacques Britt all give you this look and can be had on sale for reasonable prices.

PS, you do not need to dry clean or starch your shirt to get this look. In fact, I would never send any high quality shirt that you care about to the cleaners. A lower quality shirt will never have a good looking collar...
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this thread is awesome... order placed for wurkin stiff magnetic collar stays.
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In fact, I would never send any high quality shirt that you care about to the cleaners.
Go on...

I wear mainly Charles Tyrwhitt, and usually damp iron them myself, but occasionally send them to the cleaners.
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Go on...

I wear mainly Charles Tyrwhitt, and usually damp iron them myself, but occasionally send them to the cleaners.
Me too. I just would not trust the cleaner with any shirt you dont want damaged. I find that washing and hang drying shirts is best for their longevity. Not to mention the cost savings and the questionable chemicals dry cleaners may use...

CT Black Label and even their spread collar shirts will give the OP the look that he seems to be after...

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collar stays with magnets
i have a set
you can move the magnet to change the angle of your shirt collar ... can position in all kinds of ways
and they do a good job of staying put

and the set can double as your normal collar stay
usually i just use them without the magnet instead of buying separate collar stays
beats using the flimsy plastic ones
Doesn't that give the look of a collar stuck to shirt? I haven't tried the magnetic one, but seems like it would eliminate the slim gap between the collar and the shirt.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:20 PM   #20
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Doesn't that give the look of a collar stuck to shirt? I haven't tried the magnetic one, but seems like it would eliminate the slim gap between the collar and the shirt.
no
and you can arrange the magnet so there is a better collar roll or just a straighter standing collar
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