Should I Wear my Shirt Collar Over My Suit Lapel?

This is a question asked by Mark over on our “submit your question” page.

Truth be told, most of the time, you will want to wear your collars such that they are not placed over your jacket’s lapel. If you are wearing a tie, then this is an absolute must. The only time that you might even think about it is when you are not wearing a tie.

There is another factor here that most people don’t consider. How big is the collar of your shirt to begin with? If you have an overly huge collar then it is obvious that the collar is not meant to be worn inside your jacket’s lapel. If your collar is smaller or medium sized, then you have the choice.

Its hard to generalize, but if we had to, in a formal event, the collars go inside. If you are going to a club, the collars can go outside. Remember, that fashion is all about what defines you and how you feel on that day. If you feel confident enough wearing your collar outside, then it will get you that little bit of extra attention 🙂

Marco Raynault
Customer Evangelist –


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