Detachable starched collars became commonly worn on men's shirts around 1850. The idea was to present a clean appearance to the world without the expence of laundering the whole shirt. As the century progressed collars rose and fell in height according to the fashion of the time reaching their most extreme height in the Edwardian era at the very beginning of C20th.

Collars are either double or single meaning simply that they are either one layer worn upright or folded over and therefore double. Double collars are normally seen as less formal than the upright single.

Collars are all attached to the shirt by means of two collar studs. The shirts must have the appropriate stud holes on the neckband which match up with those on the collar. One short one at the back and a longer one at the front.

We supply the largest variety of separate collars in the world and have them made in two ways. The starched are the most traditional but must be laundered professionally by a company which still uses the original C19th pressing and finishing machines.

This is increasingly difficult which is why we are offering most of our collars in a washable version. They are still 100% cotton but retain their shape after a standard machine wash.

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  1. Collar Studs (ST810)

    Collar Studs (ST810)

    £10.00
    + VAT
    Traditional British made collar studs with swivel heads. These are essential for connecting all our collars to the neckband of the shirts which have specially designed buttonholes for this purpose. The short stud goes at the back of the collar and the long at the front to con...

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  2. The Darcy Collar Stud Puller (ST800)

    The Darcy Collar Stud Puller (ST800)

    £5.00
    + VAT
    This remarkable little device has been developed to overcome one of life's smaller problems. Anyone who wears stiff collars will be familiar with just how fiddly they can be to attach. Pushing or pulling the collar studs through all the buttonholes is an acquired art so we are...

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  3. Set of Collar studs and Stud Puller (ST8100)

    Set of Collar studs and Stud Puller (ST8100)

    Regular Price: £15.00

    Special Price £14.00

    + VAT
    We have combined a set of collar studs and our new Darcy collar stud puller in one robust box which represents a saving over both items. There are 4 pairs of studs, 4 long front studs and 4 short back ones so a total of 8. The stud puller has been developed to overcome one of l...

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  4. Starched Imperial Collar (CO100)

    Starched Imperial Collar (CO100)

    £11.00
    + VAT
    A straight 2" stand up starched collar worn from 1880-1920 for formal wear. Sizes: 14.5"-22.5". When ordering collars it is usual to add 1/2" to the neckband collar size so a 15" shirt would need a 15 1/2" collar. Starched white cotton. Collar...

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  5. High Imperial Starched Collar (CO101)

    High Imperial Starched Collar (CO101)

    £11.00
    + VAT
    This 2.5" high collar was popular from 1890 to 1905 for formal wear. Sizes: 14.5"-20". When ordering collars it is usual to add 1/2" to the neckband collar size so a 15" shirt would need a 15 1/2" collar. Starched white cotton. Collar Stud Not...

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  6. Washable Imperial Collar (CO127)

    Washable Imperial Collar (CO127)

    £17.00
    + VAT
    These 2 1/4" (5.5cm) deep collars retain their crispness with normal washing and ironing. Like our other washable collars they can be washed at 40 degrees but must be ironed without steam or starch. When ordering collars it is usual to add 1/2" to the neckband colla...

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  7. Standard Starched Wing Collar (CO110)

    Standard Starched Wing Collar (CO110)

    £11.00
    + VAT
    A stand up collar with turned corners almost 2" deep at the front. Worn from 1880-present day for formal wear. Still worn by barristers with bands. Sizes: 13.5"-21". When ordering collars it is usual to add 1/2" to the neckband collar size so a 15"...

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  8. Washable Wing Collar (CO126)

    Washable Wing Collar (CO126)

    £17.00
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    The answer to a Barrister's prayer. These 2" deep collars retain their crispness with normal washing and ironing. They are beautifully made and withstand considerable wear. Not quite as stiff as the traditional starched collars, they are decidedly more comfortable. L...

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  9. Deep High Wing Starched Collar (CO121)

    Deep High Wing Starched Collar (CO121)

    £11.00
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    A stand up starched collar with turned corners. This style of Deep High Wing has more pronounced wings than the 2 1/4" High Wing Stiff Collar (CO111). Higher collars were always considered much smarter than shorter wings. When ordering collars it is usual to add .5&quo...

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  10.  2 1/4" High Starched Wing Collar (CO111)

    2 1/4" High Starched Wing Collar (CO111)

    £11.00
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    A stand up starched collar with turned corners also know as the Grafton. This 2 1/4" high collar was popular from 1890 to 1930 for formal wear. Higher collars were always considered much smarter than shorter wings. One of our older gentlemen indeed recently referred to...

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  11. Washable Wing Collar Extra High (CO1211)

    Washable Wing Collar Extra High (CO1211)

    £17.00
    + VAT
    These wing collars are perfect for more flamboyant characters as they are a challenging 2 1/2" high at the front tapering down to 2 1/4" at the back. The wings are more pronounced for a really dramatic look. Available in the washable style which means no more arduous...

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  12.  Washable Edwardian Wing Collar (CO138)

    Washable Edwardian Wing Collar (CO138)

    £17.00
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    This wing collar is copied from an original which was a popular shape in Edwardian England and continued to be worn during the first 40 years of C20th. It has a gentle curve so fits snugly into the neck and is about 1 3/4" at the back rising to 2 1/2" at the front. As...

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  13. Starched Ex High Double  "Casual" Collar  (CO124)

    Starched Ex High Double "Casual" Collar (CO124)

    £11.00
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    We found the original version of this collar some years ago and have now had it reproduced. It is marked "The Casual" inside which is a fine irony as it has to be one of our least casual (or indeed comfortable) stiff collars. It is however the perfect Edwardian colla...

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  14. Washable Ex High Double  "Casual" Collar (CO137)

    Washable Ex High Double "Casual" Collar (CO137)

    £17.00
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    "Casual" is an unlikely name for this very high collar which suggests it is what the Edwardians wore when relaxing at home. We dread to think what they adopted for really formal occasions. The stand is 2 1/4" high. The turndown 2 1/2" (6.5cm) at the back wi...

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  15. Washable Dorlando Collar (CO139)

    Washable Dorlando Collar (CO139)

    £17.00
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    The washable Dorlando collar is so named as it is a copy of an original which was made around 1910. This was the age of "peak collar" when they reached their height. This particular one is an admirably high 3" or 7.5cm at the front Washable collars can be put ...

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  16. Butterfly Stiff Wing Collar (CO122)

    Butterfly Stiff Wing Collar (CO122)

    £11.00
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    A very elegant 2" deep stand stiff collar with curved wings. Much favoured in 1920's to 30's. When ordering collars it is usual to add .5" to the shirt collar size. Fully starched white cotton. Collar Stud Not Included. Specialist laundry required ...

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  17. Washable Butterfly Stiff Wing Collar (CO134)

    Washable Butterfly Stiff Wing Collar (CO134)

    £17.00
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    Our American customers will be particularly pleased that we have now introduced a washable version of the butterfly wing as they do not require specialist laundering. They are fractionally deeper at just over 2" deep. Much favoured in 1920's to 30's. Machine washable bu...

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  18. Albany Starched Collar  (CO123)

    Albany Starched Collar (CO123)

    £11.00
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    Albany collars became a popular shape around 1920. They are slightly shallower than the Burlington and have sharper points. When ordering collars it is usual to add 1/2" to the neckband collar size so a 15" shirt would need a 15 1/2" collar. Specialist laundry re...

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  19. Washable Arundel Collar (CO129W)

    Washable Arundel Collar (CO129W)

    £17.00
    + VAT
    This is a washable version of the very popular Arundel day collar. It is slightly taller than the starched version being at just under 2" at the front. As with all our washable collars they are not quite as stiff as the starched but are ideal for our overseas customers wh...

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  20. Starched Arundel Collar CO129

    Starched Arundel Collar CO129

    £11.00
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    A turndown collar with curved points. These are a less austere version of the double round and became popluar in the early decades of C20th. Approximately 1 3/4" deep at the front points and 1 1/2" at the back. When ordering collars it is usual to add 1/2" to th...

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  21. Washable Double Round Collar (CO125)

    Washable Double Round Collar (CO125)

    £17.00
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    These collars these are perfect for touring as they retain their crispness with normal washing and ironing. They are beautifully made and withstand considerable wear. 2 1/4" deep at the front tapering to 2" at the back. Not quite as stiff as the traditional starch...

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  22. Double Round Starched Collar (CO120)

    Double Round Starched Collar (CO120)

    £11.00
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    A 2" turndown collar worn from 1870-1940. These collars were the trademark of the Edwardian gentleman but only during the day when they were even worn for sporting events. Sizes: 13"-21". When ordering collars it is usual to add 1/2" to the neckband collar ...

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  23. Burlington Starched collar (CO130)

    Burlington Starched collar (CO130)

    £11.00
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    A standard turndown starched collar, worn predominantly in early C20th. When ordering collars it is usual to add 1/2" to the neckband collar size so a 15" shirt would need a 15 1/2" collar. Starched white cotton. Made in England Collar Stud Not Included. ...

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  24. Washable Burlington Collar (CO130W)

    Washable Burlington Collar (CO130W)

    £17.00
    + VAT
    This is a washable version of the very popular Burlington day collar. It is very similar to the starched version being 2.5" high on the front point. As with all our washable collars they are not quite as stiff as the starched but are ideal for our overseas customers who h...

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  25. Spearpoint Starched Collar (CO132)

    Spearpoint Starched Collar (CO132)

    £11.00
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    These are a new line and are direct copies of a collar we found called "Marco" presumably as a reference to their spivvy Italian nature. They are 1.5" deep at the back but the points come down to approximately 2 3/4" at the front. A distinctive shape in ea...

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  26. Washable Spearpoint Stiff Collar (CO133)

    Washable Spearpoint Stiff Collar (CO133)

    £17.00
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    Following the success of the starched spearpoint collars we have now introduced a very similar collar in the washable version. They are 1.5" deep at the back and slightly shorter at 2 3/4" at the front. Ideal for all productions from 1920-1950. Machine washable but p...

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  27. Washable Boy's Eton collar (CO128)

    Washable Boy's Eton collar (CO128)

    £17.00
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    These washable stiff collars are copies of those worn by boys from mid C19th and were most popular with the parents of Edwardian boys who saw them as a mark of respectability. They were worn by younger (or smaller) Eton schoolboys up to 1967 before they matured sufficiently to we...

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  28. Washable Clerical Collar (CO141)

    Washable Clerical Collar (CO141)

    £17.00
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    Good news for the congregations of the world. At last, traditionally minded Priest or Vicars can now spend more time writing sermons as these collars can simply be popped in the washing machine. No more time consuming starching. At 1 3/8" or 3.5cm deep they are high enou...

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  29. Starched Vicar's Collar (CO140)

    Starched Vicar's Collar (CO140)

    £11.00
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    Traditional clerical collars at just over 1" high. Sizes: 15.5"-21". When ordering collars it is usual to add 0.5" to the shirt collar size. Firmly starched white cotton. Collar Stud Not Included. Specialist laundry required ...

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  30. Barrister bands (CO150)

    Barrister bands (CO150)

    £8.00
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    Cotton tabs worn by barristers and clerics. Sizes: One size. Colours/Fabrics: starched white cotton. Available either as tie on or adjustable elastic....

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  31. Soft separate collars (CO160)

    Soft separate collars (CO160)

    £7.00
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    Soft separate collars for use with tunic shirts. Classic cutaway shape. Sizes: 14.5"-22.5". Colours/Fabrics: white poplin. When ordering collars it is usual to add 1/2" to the neckband collar size so a 15" shirt would need a 15 1/2" collar. Col...

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  32. Collar clips  (ST900)

    Collar clips (ST900)

    £25.00
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    Neat double ended gilt clips for securing spearpoint collar points under the tie. These are original items made in 1920's and no longer manufacturered. Sadly we have now entirely sold out of these clips. However, the good news is that we have finally found someone to make new one...

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  33. Collar Stiffeners (ST840)

    Collar Stiffeners (ST840)

    £3.50
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    Useful plastic collar stiffeners to replace those lost in the wash. 21/2" long and just under 1/2" wide. Sold in packs of 12 ...

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