Never feel out of place. Choose the proper collar for the occasion. Close up image of a man's collar while tying his tie.

It's one element of your outfit. But your shirt collar says a lot. It can say simple and sophisticated, bold and daring, or casual but polished. The key is for your shirt collar to say the right thing at the right time.

Avoid looking overdressed (or underdressed). And don't let your outfit take attention away from you during a meeting. Make looking polished effortless. Here are the right shirt collars for the right occasions.

A light blue men's dress shirt with a spread collar.
Photo Credit: Proper Cloth

The Collar Style for the Office

The spread collar's smooth, clean lines make it an ideal collar style for the office or a variety of occasions. Wear a light blue dress shirt with a spread collar (like this one from Proper Cloth) to the office. Pair it with a tie for your big meeting to present a classic look that's professional and polished. You can wear it to a wedding too, but we have another collar style in mind for that.

Close up image of a cutaway collar with Aklasu's navy blue tonal striped grenadine tie.

The Daring Cutaway Collar

You can go a little bolder for an event like a wedding. You know the cutaway collar by its sweeping collar points that cut 'up and away.' This contemporary collar style may look out of place in formal offices, but it's a stylish detail you can wear for less formal offices, weddings or date nights at an upscale restaurant. If the collar style is to your liking, check out the Brioni Oxford with a cutaway collar.

A man wearing a navy jacket with the lapels up and a striped button-down collar.
Photo Credit: @Burzanblog

The Laid-Back Button-Down

We have formal settings covered with the cutaway and spread collars. But what about your casual events? For that, we have a button-down collar like this Ralph Lauren Oxford shirt. Throw on a blazer and dark wash slim-fit jeans for a smart and stylish night out with the guys or dinner and a movie with your special someone.

There's more to shirt collar styles than meets the eye. Dive into the details and read the article in our Journal:

Aklasu's red floral grenadine tie on top of a wood table.

Understated ties to complement your stylish collar.

Red Floral Grenadine Tie
Red Floral Grenadine Tie
White Ringed Deep Blue Six-Fold Silk Tie
White Ringed Deep Blue Six-Fold Silk Tie
Smooth Red Striped Blue Grenadine Tie
Smooth Red Striped Blue Grenadine Tie
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