Ordering Detachable Collars
RJW Shirts has recently updated the way collars are sized. Existing
customers are welcome to read further down the page or contact us
for more information.
Collar sizes now indicate the finished measurement of the collar from
centre-front to centre-front. That is to say, if you order a Size: 16" you
will receive a collar that measures 16" when finished.
How Should You Choose Your Correct Collar Size?
The first thing to do is know your physical body neck measurement. This can be done by taking a tape measure and wrapping it around your neck at the level the base of a collar usually sits. The tape measure ought to be applied directly and closely to the skin without any slacking or easing in the tape. A good rule of thumb: Measure Twice, Cut Once.
Secondly, choose your desired size. Please use the following information as a guide only. Most experienced collar wearers will already know what size they want. Customers new to detachable collars are urged to start with sizes that are looser rather than tighter. You can always adjust your size later in subsequent orders. Size choices are entirely the responsibility of the customer. However, here are our recommendations for various collars:
Winged/Stand Collars (non-turndown collars) - Add 3/4"-1" to your neck measurement. i.e. your neck measures 16", you order a collar sized 16.5"-17". Adding just 3/4" to your Stand Collar with make for a nice close fitting collar which is often a desired fit for these collars.
Lower Height Turndown Collars - Add anywhere between 1"-1.5" to your neck measurement. i.e. Adding 1/2" to your neck measurement will make the collar fit extremely closely. Adding 1.5" to your neck measurement will make for a safe, looser fitting collar with plenty of breathing space.
Higher Height Turndown Collars - RJW Shirts offers the worlds tallest and stiffest collars. These collars are very rewarding to wear, but can be a challenge to apply to your tunic shirt. We recommend a size that is 1"-1.5" bigger than your neck measurement.