white collar evolution
image source: parisiangentleman.co.uk. allo amis, ca va? today i wanted to get here before 11pm. don’t want to burn out on this before it gets going but i see that’s it’s going to be a real push to keep myself going and stay motivated. anyway it’s day 9 and i’m still editing and organizing. today i went through the last of the items that are going to be sold, returned others to their rightful owners and separated those that need to be restored or given away. i decided to give away something i’ve had for a long time.
it’s a box of men’s collars that i thought for sure would be a fun and creative project whether it be putting them under glass or making a lamp like i saw in paris a couple years ago. does anyone remember that lamp by any chance? i can’t find the photos of it and don’t see it anywhere online. in any case once i started googling the collars for ideas it opened up a world that was once all the rage and is now completely obsolete. fascinating nonetheless. below are some links i found for everything from store curios to saks’ entire window display for men’s hard collars back in the day.
these are photos of the ones for the giveaway. they’ve never been used. if you think you can do something with them and are creative and crafty then leave your name and we can draw on friday.
till then check out some of these amazing collections that have been preserved,
some might say, ‘they’re just collars so what’s the big deal?’ i doubt we’d save a store curio or even take a photo of a window display full of collared shirts today. it’s a only a collar after all. but someone (more than one someone) had the wherewithal to preserve them. but why? who would have thought this everyday piece of fashion would have any significance when it was so prevalent, necessary and part of a man’s daily life? normally that makes something become commonplace and banal and overlooked. thankfully someone did bother and if you think you can make something cool with them i’m thrilled to pass them on. have a great night!
A collar’s job is to properly frame the face, accentuating a man’s facial strengths while down playing any abnormalities. Collars act like a frame to the most important picture in the world, your face.
guess some things never change: forbes.com-a-gentlemans-guide-to-dress-shirts