Now once again in fashion, the history of the tab-collar in the past century. Currently, the tab is hardly worn, even though James Bond worn him in his latest film Skyfall. Can in any case not be worn without a tie. There are 2 variations: Tab collar : Tab Collar - pressure button and Tab Collar – buttoned ( Button-Tab Collar) The dimensions are as follows : Tab Collar - pressure button: nr 20002 ( round points nr 20023) - height: 3.5cm/1.3 inch - pointlength: 7.5cm/2.9 inch - spread: 4cm/1.5 inch Tab Collar - buttoned: nr 20049 - height: 3.9cm/1.5 inch - pointlength: 7.5cm/2.9 inch - spread: 8cm/3.1 inch
Tab collar. The
can only be worn with a tie. It is a
shirt collar with a small snap tab
that fasten the points together underneath the knot of the tie. This holds the Tab collar as well as the tie in the right position and forces the tie forward and up, creating the “standing” look of more elaborate knots. Especially popular on dress shirts in the US. Indeed, the Prins of Wales introduced it while travelling on the American continent in the 30’s.
The tab with button collar is part of the tab collars shirts family. It is a variant of the tab collar very popular in France. The
Button-Tab Collar Shirt
has to be worn without a tie. It is a shirt collar with a small button tab that fasten the points together underneath the knot of the tie. This holds the tab with button collar as well as the tie in the right position and forces the tie forward and up, creating the “standing” look of more elaborate knots.
– it’s one of those styles that has come close to disappearing over the years, but has managed to keep a hold on its position in
classic menswear wardrobes
. Why? Most likely because it looks really good.Sensibly, from the name, a tab collar shirt has, well, a tab that runs across the collar closure partway between the collar button and the points of the shirt. It looks good and is a feature that is actually functional.When wearing a tie (which one should always do when wearing a tab collar shirt), the tab fastens under the tie knot and behind the blades of the tie. This achieves a couple of effects.
First, it keeps the tie knot tight against the collar. (I don’t know about you, but one of my personal pet peeves is an unintentionally loose, sloppy knot). Second, it pushes the bottom of the knot away from the body, creating an elegant roll at the top of the tie blades. By default, tab collar shirts are pretty much always point collar shirts. The narrow space between the collar points means that the tab will be entirely hidden by the tie.
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