Guide to Dress Shirt Collar Styles
We recently launched six new styles as a part of our revamped Classics Collection—a selection of timeless, fitted dress shirts in solid white, pink, or blue. Cut from beautiful two-ply 120-count poplin, the new Classics feature crisp collars and refined finishes like brass collar stays and mother-of-pearl buttons.
In order to highlight the difference between each our of new Classics, we put together a brief guide on collars that also serves as a general #menswear refresher.
Our club collar is inspired by the early 20th century, when the style was considered a mainstay of the gentleman’s wardrobe. It’s a simple and classic look with a slight twist—a rounded collar. Thanks to just the right amount of interlining, the Hugh & Crye club collar sits perfectly under a jacket or alone.
The Foxhall, pictured above, has a club collar.
Tall Spread Collar
This is a classic American-style collar—a solid choice for both professional and casual occasions. The tall spread, “spread” referring to the space between the two points of the collar, can be worn with a variety of tie knots yet also works well unbuttoned. Our version of the tall spread collar has an extra bit of height, which gives it more prominence, especially when worn under a jacket.
The cutaway collar is our personal go-to style. It’s distinct yet versatile with a wider spread (more space between the two points) that works well with fuller tie knots and bow ties. Whether dressed up or down, the cutaway is a bit debonair without being ostentatious.
The Bellevue, pictured above, has a cutaway collar.
While this remains the most common collar style found on the majority of dress shirts, the Hugh & Crye tall point collar is far from ordinary. The points of the collar are relatively close together, and therefore draw the eye to your neckwear. It’s a classic look that works well with a bold tie, or worn casually unbuttoned under a blazer.
The Logan, pictured above, has a tall point collar.
In the same realm as the cutaway collar, the small spread is slightly more traditional. The space between the two collar points is subtler, and resembles a slightly flared version of the point collar. It can be worn under a blazer, with a tie, or alone. It’s the ideal choice for someone looking to expand beyond the traditional point collar, but isn’t ready for the cutaway just yet.
The Mayfair, pictured above, has a small spread collar.
For more info on other collar styles not included in our new Classics Collection (like the washed point and semi-spread), check out our complete Guide to Dress Shirt Collars and the Anatomy of a Dress Shirt. As always, if you have any questions, let us know! We’re always happy to help.