CUFF & COLLAR

Compliment a great fit with proper cuff & collar selection

What Are My Collar Options?

The variations in collar styles has greatly increased over the years. We have a few staples that we stick to when designing our clothing. However, when you work with one of our designers for a Couture Collection Dress Shirt, we have collar styles for years (ok, not that many - more like for days).

In the meantime, let's showcase the primary styles we use when designing our shirts. 

SPREAD The Spread collar is perfectly suited for a Windsor knot. Like the other spread collars, this style lends itself to flatter a narrower face.

SPREAD

The Spread collar is perfectly suited for a Windsor knot. Like the other spread collars, this style lends itself to flatter a narrower face.

CUTAWAY This is the widest of the collar spreads as the shirt collar literally is cut away and very short. Internally we refer to this as the "extreme spread" of shirt collars. This style of shirt looks best when coupled with a very wide knot on the necktie. It is designed to be the shirt of choice for formal occasions. 

CUTAWAY

This is the widest of the collar spreads as the shirt collar literally is cut away and very short. Internally we refer to this as the "extreme spread" of shirt collars.

This style of shirt looks best when coupled with a very wide knot on the necktie. It is designed to be the shirt of choice for formal occasions. 

NARROW-POINT This collar lends itself to being worn with a necktie as a rule of thumb. It tends to flatter rounder or wider faces.

NARROW-POINT

This collar lends itself to being worn with a necktie as a rule of thumb. It tends to flatter rounder or wider faces.

ENGLISH SPREAD This collar is a bit wider than the traditional spread. It lends itself to a well tied neck tie with a proper knot. This style of shirt can also be worn for some formal occasions. 

ENGLISH SPREAD

This collar is a bit wider than the traditional spread. It lends itself to a well tied neck tie with a proper knot.

This style of shirt can also be worn for some formal occasions. 

What the "Cuff" Is Going On Here?

From Left to Right - The Turnback Cuff, The Button Cuff, The French Cuff

From Left to Right - The Turnback Cuff, The Button Cuff, The French Cuff

Your suit falls perfectly across your frame with a shirt that fits you like perfection.

Now, it is time to pay attention to the details. The shirt cuff is a statement piece that adds a nice touch to your overall appearance.

Depending on the desired occasion for the dress shirt and your personal style taste, there is a proper cuff to meet your needs.

The Turnback Cuff
This style of cuff is similar to a French cuff as it has the extra fabric, but it is fastened with buttons. We view this cuff as a perfect marriage of the elegance of the French cuff with the ease of using buttons instead of cuff links.

This style of cuff was made popular by Sean Connery in the first James Bond film, Dr. No and was originally made by Turnbull and Asser. We recommend adding one or two of these shirts for special occasions when you want to make a subtle yet strong personal statement.

The Button Cuff
The traditional cuff (also called the Barrell Cuff) comes with built in buttons. This style offers ease and functionality and is the most popular style of cuff. The dressier options of this style of shirt come with two or three buttons instead of one. Our recommendation is that most of your regularly used shirts have this style of cuff that caters to ease of functionality.

We prefer the one or two button option for regularly worn dress shirts. 

The French Cuff
This classic cuff style is designed especially for dress or formal shirts. The cuff (also known as the Double Cuff) is folded back with holes to be fastened with cufflinks instead of buttons. The general rule for the French cuff is to allow a quarter inch of the shirt cuff to show from underneath your jacket sleeve.

The Single Cuff
We will add a fourth cuff style in this section – the Single Cuff. It is the double cuff without the fold and is considered as the most formal shirt cuff style.

Our recommendation is to have a few of these shirt options in your wardrobe. Be sure to have at least one or two of the more formal cuff styles for big meetings  or more formal occasions such as Black Tie events.