Charles Tyrwhitt Spread/Cutaway Collar shirts???

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Anyone familiar with their spread/cutaway collar shirts? I have been stocking up on CT classic collar shirts in the super slim fit cut. Looking to get a couple new designs and I am out of options with the classic collar.

Are the spread/cutaway collar shirts fine to wear without a tie?

Specifically talking about shirts like this: https://www.ctshirts.com/us/super-slim-fit-sky-blu...

Comments (8)

Sep 14, 2018

Yes and No. You can wear a cutaway collar without a tie, it depends on your faceshape. But, the cutaway collar is meant for large tie knots such as the windsor which is often conflated with the double windsor. But rest assured there is only the windor and the half windsor.

Sep 14, 2018

Thank you. I am not sure exactly what the collar looks like since it says spread collar in the description, but also references being a cutaway collar once you click on the link. I am leaning towards ordering a couple to see what they look like and returning them if they don't work out.

Sep 14, 2018

The shorter points and wide angle of a cutaway collar will go ultra-wide when you unbutton the top button, and may tend to "levitate" with the points floating in the air. You can get a sense for this from (sorry if the image goes too large: WSO doesn't give any control over image formatting)

Different collars have different angles/lengths, so the look will vary. The good news is CT has free returns, and include a return label in the box so you don't have to worry about printing one.

Sep 18, 2018

All of my CT shirts are the full "spread" collar. I have a few white ones as well that are the "extreme spread" collar, which look great with a windsor tie knot.

I think their full spread shirts work perfectly fine without ties. I started wearing these when I was an analyst in banking and still wear them pretty often (no tie) along with Proper Cloth - they're great daily beater shirts. I also use wurkin stiffs with mine. Given the collar design, I could see how these shirts may not work well for all face shapes and necks.

I know some of the athletic-fabric type shirts like Mizzen+Main have become popular over the past few years but I still can't get comfortable wearing those to the office. Plus I am not a big fan of a lot of their prints/patterns, which are kind of helpful for masking the athletic fabric.

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Sep 18, 2018
RX:

All of my CT shirts are the full "spread" collar. I have a few white ones as well that are the "extreme spread" collar, which look great with a windsor tie knot.

I think their full spread shirts work perfectly fine without ties. I started wearing these when I was an analyst in banking and still wear them pretty often (no tie) along with Proper Cloth - they're great daily beater shirts. I also use wurkin stiffs with mine. Given the collar design, I could see how these shirts may not work well for all face shapes and necks.

I know some of the athletic-fabric type shirts like Mizzen+Main have become popular over the past few years but I still can't get comfortable wearing those to the office. Plus I am not a big fan of a lot of their prints/patterns, which are kind of helpful for masking the athletic fabric.

Full spread would be the same thing as the link above right? Thank you for the input.

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Sep 18, 2018

I think "cutaway" in your original link and the full "spread" are slightly different. They are both a rather wide collar shirt, but I think the "cutaway" style is more of a straight line while the "spread" has a slight curve to the collar. If you look through some of the photos on
this link
https://www.ctshirts.com/us/mens-shirts/dress/?pre... (all CT dress shirts with "spread" collar checked), you should be able to notice a slight difference.

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Sep 19, 2018

I'm a big fan of cutaway collars, whether with a suit jacked (with tie or without) or just slacks / jeans.

Most importantly, make sure you get a cut that fits your body shape. Their slim and extra slim fits are great.

Sep 26, 2018