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Blank999, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Spread collars are the best. Why would you want to diversify? Button downs are ok if you are in a business casual environment.

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APAE, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Straight is nice. You could also buy spreads that vary in the degree of spread.

like what? its generally spread or extreme spread.

There is the semi-spread (popular at Brooks Brothers, for instance; their Ainsley collar is a moderate spread), classic spread, and the cutaway collar. There is also the curved spread which can be any of the three mentioned above, simply with a curved edge at the front rather than straight.

Spread collars are best for taller, slimmer men with a narrow face; the shape of the collar adds proportion and fullness to the natural oval shape of the face. The opposite is true for point collars, you should use those if you are shorter or pudgier with fuller facial features; the points will elongate your facial structure to add balance.

If that is not enough variety for you, there is the tab collar, button collar (avoid in any business environment unless you are in a business casual group, this style originated in England when gentlemen devised a solution to keep the collars on their polo shirts from flapping up into their faces; it is an inherently casual style and should not have any place in a proper professional environment), club collar, and pin collar. None of the styles mentioned in this paragraph are common or proper in most American offices.

Hope this helps; not meant with any snobbery, just hoping to share information.

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The Boss, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Point collar (which is what is in your picture), only works with a tie. While a spread looks good with or without a tie. I like the Hermes tie though.

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brainwashed110, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Button-down collars FTW.

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UFOinsider, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Go and try a bunch on, and then decide for yourself. How you look is a huge part of the equation, and there is a lot of good advice on this thread. Once you look passable and have checked that box, consider how your confidence level is affected.

Walk in without worry about how you look, it frees you up to focus on doing a good job, and that will ay off more than sleeves...

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UFOinsider, what's your opinion? Comment below:

*pay off

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Raptor.45, what's your opinion? Comment below:

As a rule button down collars are ALWAYS too sporty for a business environment. Point collars must always be worn with a tie. Moderate spread collars can be worn in business casual settings just fine without a tie but wide spreads can only be worn with a tie or the collar will look too pulled back unbuttoned. Spread collars of all kinds are perfect for business formal, just know that a wide spread calls for a wide tie knot (so if you're a junior level employee wide spreads are inappropriate because wide knots are inappropriate).

As a young person you're fine if all you own is moderately spread collars as they are very versatile. Consider purchasing some quality sporty button down collars for business casual as you get older but never wear them in business formal settings or you will look like a doofus. I think spread collars are perfectly appropriate for short people as long as the person has a thin/athletic build. Overweight men of all heights should consider a subtle more moderate point collar for reasons mentioned earlier but long point collars haven't been in style since the 30's.

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