This popular classic belongs to the family of full-spread collars. It is very popular since the shirt’s front part is more visible. As the name already gives away, the collar ends are more spread out than on a regular business collar. Cut-away Casual is a bit lower than the Cut-away Classic collar.
It was the Duke of Kent who first made the spread collar popular in the early 1900s, and more recently this collar type has gained momentum again. The Cut-away collar comes in several different varieties, with this classic one having the smallest spread.
To keep in mind when designing your shirt
This collar works well both with and without a tie. When choosing a tie, a Windsor knot fits perfectly to this wider collar. If you have a somewhat narrower or longer face, this is the collar for you. A collar from the “Full spread” family is great choice together with a contrasting fabric.
Do not wear this collar together with jackets with too narrow lapels and shoulders in order to avoid a too extreme look. Otherwise, this collar type is suitable for everything from a pinstriped office suit to an everyday jacket. Preferably choose a poplin, pinpoint or twill fabric to go with this collar.
- Collar height, back: 3,3 cm
- Collar ends, front: 6,5 cm
- Collar stays:sewn-in
- Stiffness: soft