Collar Stays 2-1-2013

Stay No More?

A small plea from our Editor-in-Chief

Collar stays. An oft neglected, sometimes forgotten men’s accessory. These are those little plastic (or metal if you’re fancy) guys found in your shirt that keep it standing at attention.

But here’s the thing, warped or forgotten collar stays can ruin even the most perfectly appointed chap’s ensemble.

Warped you ask? You’ve seen that guy. His collar bending away from his chest towards his face, as if his shirt were going to take flight.

Or that other chap. The one missing a collar stay. One side standing up at attention, the other just flat and sad. His poor tie caught in the middle.

Unless you’re a button-down man, let’s all take a pledge right now: Embrace the collar stay. Respect the collar stay.

No longer shall we leave them in our shirts when we drop them off to be laundered to be warped. No longer shall we forget them and force a paper clip inside once we reach the office.

Take the pledge. Remember and respect your collar stays. We’ll all be better off.

Small rant complete.

TAGS: Button down | Collar stays | Dress shirt | OCBD | pledge | Terrible mistakes men occasionally make

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    PaulBalcerak
    Am I just missing the part where you guys link to where I can buy collar stays from you or...?
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      The Editors
      It's subtle. You can find them here good sir: http://bit.ly/YAUxO0
      19 months ago | Report abuse |
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    ClaytonCrabtree
    ...but I can never get them out of the little bottle. They're wedged in tight! So button-downs it is.
    19 months ago | Report abuse |
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      The Editors
      That can be tricky.
      19 months ago | Report abuse |