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Nehru Collar


Nehru collar. The

Nehru collar

is a minimalistic collar based on traditional Indian garments. Nehru was one of the first to wear such a collar together with the Nehru jacket. This small standing collar is unique and distinguished itself by the split in the front middle. Some well knowned personalities particularly like its simplicity. The Nehru collar is worn open or closed according to the styling you prefer. Manufactured in fabrics like silk or linen.
Nehru collar shirt

This is a kind of collar traditionally worn by the South American Indians. The collar is upright and runs approximately to just below the jaw line. At the front is a small opening between the two sides that are connected by a button.

Nehru Shirt.

The dimensions are as follows:
For the Nehru collar nr 20013 -height: 4.7 cm /1.8 inches 
There is a variation on the Nehru board, the

Mao collar

, see Bivolino Shirt Style tips.
Nehru Shirt.



THE NEHRU COLLAR IN POPULAR CULTURE: THE ORIGIN The Nehru collar has an intriguing story indeed, and it is believed that the first one evolved sometime during the 10th century. But the name ‘Nehru’ wasn’t coined until the mid-20th century, after the style’s popularity with India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharal Nehru. The style of the Nehru jacket was first designed in India and quickly became associated with gentlemen of a high stature.

Despite its popularity over the years, the iconic look of the Nehru shirt and jacket has remained the same; a classic hip-length tailored coat with a mandarin collar design. Whilst in the early years the jacket was made out of Khadi, an Indian homespun cotton cloth, the Nehru jackets of today are most often made from fabrics like linen, cotton and silk. This includes our very own Nehru jackets that are carefully crafted from top notch, premium quality surplus materials, like the 100% wool blend of our Brunel and Turing Nehru jackets.


Over the years, the Nehru collar has been favoured by many a celebrity, from popular music artists, to TV show and film characters. Worn by an array of iconic figures, the Nehru has remained a valued garment in both vintage and modern culture. Here are just a few of the famous faces that have been spotted in one: the beatles and Sean Connery

Nehru Collar