Have you ever looked at a picture of yourself and thought, ‘Whoa, my face looks fat!’ (and then hoped your buddy didn’t post it on Facebook)?
Maybe you gained a little weight or maybe it was a bad angle. 🙂 Whatever the case, wearing the “right” collar can actually enhance the look of your face (i.e. make you look better).
The general rule is that a collar should balance the shape of your face. (Think: Opposites)
Wide collars (Spread, Cutaway) complement narrow, long faces. They define facial structures.
Narrow collars (Straight, Classic) taper a rounded face.
Also, don’t forget to include v-neck shirts into your wardrobe.
These elongate the neckline (and will make your face look thinner). If v-necks aren’t your thing (massive chest hair?) then opt for a low crew neck t-shirt. Alternative Apparel and American Apparel (The Track Shirt) are good ones.
It’s difficult to find the combo of: the collar you want, the pattern you like and the fit that looks best on you in one brand… that’s why custom is a great route to take. And you’re in luck, because I know just the place to get ‘em! (From me, a brand that I work with called J.Hilburn. www.jhilburn.com)