What kind of shirt collars can you wear with your Tuxedo?

The type of shirt that you wear with your tuxedo is generally defined by the material it’s made from, the pleats, the collar, and the cuffs. In this post, we’ll talk about the 3 main type of collars that come with Tuxedo shirts.


WingTip Collar:

This type of ┬ácollar is classic and is typically worn with a bow tie. If you don’t want to go for the bow-tie, then a 4-in-hand tie knot would also work well.

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Lay Down Collar:

This is the most common type of collar and is almost ubiquitous in dress shirts. The 4 in-hand tie knot is typically worn with this type of shirt but bow-ties can also work – although, we really do prefer the WingTip for bow ties.


Mandarin Collar:

This type of collar is designed so that you don’t need to wear a bow tie or tie. The button at the top is the center of attention so it’s a good idea to find a button cover, either silver or gold, that works well with your outfit. These shirts typically do come with a button cover but they aren’t meant to be worn with your shirt – think of them as placeholders.

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    Vince Mcneilly

    October 10, 2011

    12:41 pm

    Hi, the site is very informative and I found what I was after…problem, I don’t know where to buy it. The picture of the mandarin collar dress shirt is exactly what I am looking for, please can you point me in the right direction to buy it.
    Many thanks

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