When it comes to shirt collars, there is a long list of styles I could run off. Today, I present the spread collar shirt by Ratio Clothing. Ratio Clothing is a custom dress shirt maker that was founded by Eric Powell. For your shopping convenience, you can order your custom dress shirt online, personalizing each component from cuff style, to darting, and collar style. Don’t forget to enter your specific measurements to get your tailored dress shirt sized to a T. Once you’ve completed your order, expect a fine shirt or two in the mail within a few weeks.
There are things that I am very particular about when it comes to my clothes and my shirt collar is one of those things. Most guys have tons of straight point collars in their closet, as well as, a variety of button down collared shirts. Aesthetically speaking, I prefer a spread collared shirt for two reasons:
- Spread collar shirts add an elegance to your entire outfit
- For framing purpose, the spread collar shirt puts your tie knot on display much better the traditional straight point collar (the distance between the points on your spread collar will sit between two to three inches apart. Most straight point collar shirt are around 1.5 inches apart)
I highly recommend Ratio Clothing custom dress shirts because of their fit, attention to detail, customer service and overall quality of these shirts.
Working the Spread Collar
Lessons on the Collar
Check out this brief interview that I did with Eric Powell of Ratio Clothing:
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Special thanks to Ratio Clothing & Eric Powell for the amazing shirts and interview.
Thanks for reading,
Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM