Monday, July 9, 2012

Spread Em

Not for the faint of heart, a spread collar dress shirt is a simple way to amp up your wardrobe. It was made popular by The Duke of Windsor in the 1940s. The look is primarily owned by the Europeans but you don't need an accent to pull this off. All you need is a sturdy tie (skinny ties knots get lost in the bigger space, but please no muscle knots) and a little attitude.

Most of the time, you see spread collar shirts in dressed up looks like this.

Spread Collar Dress Shirt~Polo Ralph Lauren, Tie~Schein's(thrifted), Chinos~JCrew, Blazer~Max's(thrifted),Watch~Tommy Hilfiger, Sunglasses~H&M

But occassionally you will stumble upon one made from a softer, more casual material. These kinds provide a more relaxed look.

Spread Collar Sport Shirt~Express, Knit Tie~JCrew, Chinos~JCrew, Belt~JCrew, Watch~Timex, Sunglasses~H&M

Which do you think you would prefer?


  1. Hard to choose cuz u can pull off anything!

  2. The second look is cool. I have a similar shirt but never thought to use a blue tie with it. Nice pairing!

    1. Yea. Over time I realized that a navy tie goes with just about everything.