Names for specific styles of collars vary with the vagaries of fashion.
It has a narrower distance between the two collar points and, when buttoned, a smaller enclosure for a tie knot. An excellent choice and a classic look for the office, it also transitions easily into casual wear when the tie comes off. Our Button-Down Collar evolved after a tremendous amount of trial and error trying to get the height, roll, look and feel of the collar right.
We landed on a medium-sized collar that walks the line between modern and classic perfectly. It has just the right amount of interlining to have a perfect roll when worn casually or with a tie for a more prep-inspired look.
Inspired by the early 20th century, when rounded Eton or "club" collars were considered a classic mainstay of a man's wardrobe. Ours is simple and classic and has just enough interlining so that it sits perfectly under a jacket with a tie. We think it's a great twist on a traditional shirt. Quietly elegant, the small-spread collar provides a smooth and refined look that is extremely versatile.
Removable collar stays are included to ensure clean lines, and the crisp minimalism of this style ensures that it works well in combination with either a formal or a casual blazer, with or without a tie. One of our favorite styles for dressier occasions. Think of it as a more traditional alternative to our cutaway styles. It has a wider collar blade that is particularly well-suited for wear with a tie under a jacket.
This is a new collar style for us. Given that it has less interlining and thus less structure, it is perfect for casual shirts, such as seasonal plaids, or work twills.
The collar is reminiscent of workwear or utility shirts, made from tough fabrics such as twills. A sensible, straightforward choice for casual comfort. Often called a "Mandarin Collar" or "Nehru Collar," this is one of our new collars. It is essentially a slimmer collar band, without a collar blade or fold to the collar. It's a pretty versatile collar, with the ability to be worn more formally, or incorporated into more everyday designs.
The result is a loose curve in the collar that creates a comfortable and casual look. Unlike our classic and rolled button-downs, the small button-down features a much shallower collar blade, suggesting a more prep-inspired, collegiate style, but with a bit of a modern twist. It works well in a casual office setting, and it also looks great with a pair of jeans. Tall Spread Collar Our most formal collar.
See more tall spread collars. Cutaway Collar Our most popular collar, and for good reason. See more cutaway collars. Point Collar Our most traditional collar, and often thought of as a more American collar. See more point collars. A collar with a small standing band, usually buttoned, in the style worn with detachable collars.
A turnover shirt collar with long points, as worn by the actor John Barrymore. The style reappeared in the s; particularly during that time it was often known as a "tapered collar," and could accompany fashionable wide four-in-hand neckties on dress shirts. A wide, flat, round collar, often of lace or sheer fabric, worn with a low neckline in the Victorian era and resurrected in the s. A wide, flat, round collar, sometimes with a ruffle, usually worn with a floppy bow tie, characteristic of boys' shirts from c.
The same as the wing collar, but with rounded tips. Popularised by fictional detective Hercule Poirot. A collar fashioned like a cape and hanging over the shoulders. A woman's collar for a low V-neckline, with a stand and long points, popular in the s and s. A band collar worn as part of clerical clothing. A high standing collar opening to one side and frequently trimmed with embroidery ; popular under the influence of the film Doctor Zhivago.
A collar made as a separate accessory to be worn with a band-collared shirt. Currently worn styles are turndown, tab, and dog collars; as well as historical styles such as Imperial or Gladstone.
The opposite of slovenly, but not actually formal. A wide stiff buttoned collar forming part of the uniform of Eton College starting in the late 19th century. A collar with rectangular points falling over the chest, worn in the 17th century and remaining part of Anglican clerical clothing into the 19th century.
A collar styled like an 18th-century fichu , a large neckerchief folded into a triangular shape and worn with the point in the back and the front corners tied over the breast.
A standing collar with the points pressed to stick out horizontally at the side-fronts, worn with a scarf or ascot; popularized by the British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone.
A shirt collar created  by Charvet for Edward VII , which became very popular  at the end of the 19th century. A stiff standing collar for men's formal wear, differentiated from other tall styles by the lack of tabs at the front. A standing collar with a pleated , ruffled , or lace -trimmed frill down the front. A collar with long pointy edges. Usually worn with a suit and a tie, because otherwise the extra long collar points can look odd.
It's considered a conservative type of collar. A small standing collar, open at the front, based on traditional Manchu or Mongol-influenced Asian garments. A woman's shirt collar made like a man's shirt collar with a stand and stiffened or buttoned-down points. A short, almost straight standing collar folded over, with the points extending only to the base of the band, characteristic of the Mao suit. A detachable collar made of fabric or chains that is worn by Freemasons of high rank or office.
It signifies which office they hold. A jewel is attached to the bottom of the collar further defining the Brothers rank and office. A flared, fan-shaped collar standing high behind the head, often of lace, in the style seen in portraits of Marie de' Medici .
A sailor collar from midshipman , popular for women's and children's clothing in the early 20th century. So called because of its association with Emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte 's military uniforms. A turnover collar, fairly rigid in construction and open at the front, it is similar to a Nehru collar, but it rises much higher and is generally shaped to frame the wearer's neck and lower head; this was a design feature that William Belew incorporated into Elvis Presley 's "stage uniforms" in his later years.
A small standing collar, meeting at the front, based on traditional Indian garments, popular in the s with the Nehru jacket. A wing-shaped collar with a triangular notch in it, with the lapels when on blazers and jackets of a garment at the seam where collar and lapels.
Often seen in blazers and blouses with business suits. Also, rounded notched collars appear in many forms of pajamas and nurses uniforms. A flat, round-cornered collar, named after the collar of the costume worn in by actress Maude Adams in her role as Peter Pan , and particularly associated with little girls' dresses.
A round, flat, limp collar based on the costume worn by the Commedia dell'Arte character Pierrot. A soft shirt collar, often with long points, worn by Romantic poets such as Lord Byron , or a s style reminiscent of this. A style of wearing a collar unfolded and high against the neck, made popular in the early s with Polo shirts. Saw a resurgence in the s with bro culture. A collar tied in a large bow under the wearer's chin.
Particularly associated with Margaret Thatcher in the s. Clerical Collar worn in the Catholic Church for hundreds of years, the Rabat does not equal the ordinary bands of a judge. Any collar that is softly rolled where it folds down from the stand, as opposed to a collar with a pressed crease at the fold. A high standing pleated collar popular in the renaissance period made of starched linen or lace, or a similar fashion popular late seventeenth century and again in the early nineteenth century.
They were also known as "millstone collars" after their shape. A collar with a deep V-neck in front, no stand, and a square back, based on traditional sailor 's uniforms. A round collar for a V-neckline that is extended to form lapels , often used on cardigan sweaters , dinner jackets and women's blouses. A shirt collar with a wide spread between the points, which can accommodate a bulky necktie knot.
A shirt collar with a small tab that fastens the points together underneath the knot of the necktie. A "T" shaped collar with a vertical button placket going up to mid-chest. This type of collar is believed to originate from the Jebba, a Tunisian Folk costume.
This type of collar is currently in use for modern shirts and pulls. Also the Jebba is still worn in Tunisia as a ceremonial traditional costume.
A folded collar pointing down, as opposed to a turned-up collar, such as a Wing collar; created by Charvet. An otherwise flat, protruding collar of either a shirt especially a tennis shirt , jacket, or coat that has been turned upward, either for sport use, warmth, or as either a "fashion signal" or a perceived status symbol. A large collar with deep points standing high on the neck and falling onto the shoulders, usually trimmed with lace or reticella , worn in the second quarter of the 17th century, as seen in portraits by Anthony van Dyck.
For a cutaway collar: A small standing collar with the points pressed to stick out horizontally , resembling "wings," worn with men's evening dress white tie or black tie ; a descendant of Gladstone collar. Used by barristers in the UK , Canada and India.
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