Types of Dress Shirts and Collars

Author: Necktie Advisor
March 13, 2008

When it comes to men’s dress shirts, any old shirt will do, right? Wrong! There are a variety of different styles of button down shirts, each of which contribute to a different style or complement a different body type. Before buying this essential piece of the men’s fashion puzzle, make sure you know enough to decide what exactly you’re looking for.

Types of Collars on Men’s Dress Shirts

The most important part of a dress shirt is its collar, due to its close proximity to your face. When shopping for a men’s dress shirt, there are a few basic collar types you need to be aware of. The style of collar that you decide on will depend on your face shape and the look you want to achieve.

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Men’s Tie Knots and When to Use Them

Author: Necktie Advisor
March 5, 2008

Tie KnotThere are several different ways to tie a tie, but not every one of them is appropriate for every occasion – or every man. Here are five different knots for men’s ties, and when to use them.


If you never knew there was more than one way to tie a tie, then most likely the four-in-hand is the knot you use. This is the most common knot used by men, but what most people don’t know is that it is also the most casual.

The four-in-hand method creates a knot that is fairly small and slightly asymmetrical. Because of the small size of this knot, it works well with almost any weight fabric, not to mention almost any collar style. You should not use the four-in-hand with spread or wide spread collars, which are usually found on more formal men’s dress shirts. In fact, the four-in-hand should generally not be worn in formal settings at all.

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