Different collars offer a different amount of spread around the Neck. When choosing a collar you need to think of your own sense of style and the type of Neck Tie you will be wearing, or even if you will be wearing a Neck Tie at all. As you can see from the photo of the different Neck Ties Knots above, The Half Windsor Knot is larger than the Windsor Knot and the Four In Hand Knot is the smallest of them all. We offer an extensive array of different collars, although any of the Knots shown above can be worn any of the traditional business collars we offer, some are more applicable than others, but this is purely a personal choice. All of the collar photos below are shown using a Four In Hand Knot.
The Knots shown in the photo above can easily be tied, Neck Tie Knots can be learned by clicking on the link above.
The Band Collar is purely an informal collar, it is a great collar to wear for business casual. If you close the top button for a more formal look you can wear it with the appropriate blazer. It can also be worn un-buttoned and is great for a casual Linen Shirt or Silk Shirt. A Band Collar is not just for the clergy!
The Half Spread Collar has the largest spread that we offer, this is sometimes considered a more "European" collar. The Half Spread is cut so the spread looks somewhat vertical on your shirt. On a Half Spread Collar it is more appropriate to use a Windsor Knot or a Half Windsor Knot. The fullness of these knots is going to help cover some of the spread at the Neck. These collars can be worn without a neck tie but you might find that the collar points will hang up on your collar bones and make the back of the Neck of your collar not rest flush with your Neck, but instead will bow out away from the back of your Neck.
NOTE: Standard dress shirt collar height is 3" fold to tip in the front and 1 3/4" in the back. If you want a different collar height just mention that in the special instructions section of your order.