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Catalog Number 1986.288.001
Description Men's Detachable Collar, n.d. Blue, striped cotton with white embroidered diamond design. One small white button left side. One button hole on the left side, in the center and two button holes on the right side. Printed inside collar in black "USE NO STARCH. / 916", "TRADE / Manhattan / MARK", "FOR 16 SHIRT".
Object Name Collar
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title Men's Detachable Collar, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "USE NO STARCH. / 916", "TRADE / Manhattan / MARK", "FOR 16 SHIRT" (printed in black on inside).
Notes "In clothing, a collar is the part of a shirt, dress, coat or blouse that fastens around or frames the neck. Among clothing construction professionals, a collar is differentiated from other necklines such as revers and lapels, by being made from a separate piece of fabric, rather than a folded or cut part of the same piece of fabric used for the main body of the garment.
A collar may be permanently attached to the main body of the garment (e.g. by stitching) or detachable…The Oxford English Dictionary traces collar in its modern meaning to c. 1300. Today's shirt collars descend from the ruffle created by the drawstring at the neck of the medieval chemise, through the Elizabethan ruff and its successors, the whisk collar and falling band. Separate collars exist alongside attached collars since the mid-16th century, usually to allow starching and other fine finishing.
During the Edwardian period and sporadically thereafter, ornamental collars were worn as a form of jewelry." [ 3/21/2017]
Dimensions H-3.25 W-17.5 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Men's Clothing
Men's Fashion
Subjects Clothing & dress