Guide to Dress Shirt Collars

It’s important to know the best type of collar to get because each type will make your face and upper body look a bit different. There’s several different type of collars, but the there are a few main ones you should know:

Narrow Spread or Pointed Collar

Medium Spread Collar

Medium Spread Button Down Collar

Widespread Collar


Cut-Away Collar

Club Collar or Rounded Collar

Below are some small tips on what type of collar is best for you:


Narrow Face
(you need to broaden your face)
wrong collar: narrow spread pointed collar b/c it makes your face look even thinner
right collar: widespread collar b/c it it evens out your face

Round Face
(you need to lengthen your face)
wrong collar: wide-spread collar b/c it’ll make your head look larger
right collar: pointed or narrow spread collar b/c it makes your face look thinner


Big Head
(you need to make your head appear smaller)
wrong collar: pointed or narrow spread collar b/c it’ll make your head look even bigger
right collar: wide-spread or cut-away collar b/c make your head look normal, lol.


Small Head

(you need to make your head appear bigger)
wrong collar: wide-spread collar b/c it’ll make your head look even smaller.
right collar: medium spread

Long Neck
(you need to shorten your neck)
wrong collar: pointed collar b/c it accentuates the length of your neck.
right collar: medium spread or wide spread collar b/c it’ll give your face balance.

Short Neck
(you need to lengthen your neck)
wrong collar: short or cutaway collar
right collar: narrow pointed collar b/c it’ll lengthen your neck


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4 Comments


  1. Lol makes no sense for people with big, round faces.

  2. Question is… how do i determine my face shape?

  3. good info! never really thought about it

  4. If you are interested in knowing the shape of your face ask your hair stylist. A properly trained hair stylist with a good eye will be able to determine the shape of your face.

    Like Collars, your hair also emphasizes the shape of your face. There are different cutting and color techniques to keep in mind when giving a client a new hair cut or color.

    GO ahead, ask your stylist. Or e-mail me a head shot and I will tell you wether you have a round, oval, square, oblong, triangular, inverted triangle( aka heart shaped), etc. etc. face.

    Cheers.

    Michael Phoe

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