Want to know the three tests that help you avoid this pitfall?
Ready. Set. Go.
- The 1-Finger Rule – If you can put one finger in-between your neck and the closed shirt collar, you have a perfect fit.
- The Swallow Test – Button your collar. Swallow. Is it uncomfortable or does it hurt to move your Adams apple? Your collar is too tight, and you probably have a mini-muffin-top around your collar. Not stylish.
- The Peek-a-Boo Test – Is your undershirt playing peek-a-boo with you at the top of your shirt, because you can see it over your closed collar? If your answer is ‘yes’, you need to buy a shirt with a smaller collar. Tying your tie tighter is not the solution to a loose collar.
Wearing a collar that fits well doesn’t take much, but it can make or break a fantastic look. Be certain that your collar does not offend.
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