Collar stiffeners eh, who’d a thunk it? They’re used to stop collars curling and keep shirts looking sharp. Quality shirts usually come with a plastic insert that breaks after a few washes so I’ve done a round up of the collar stiffeners on the market. Collar stiffeners almost come into the ‘Innovations Catalogue’ area of pointless inventions but not quite. My first pair are from bespoke jewellers Form and cost £35. Form also do cufflinks, weddings rings and a ‘Blingin Four Finger Ring’ that you really should stay away from. See after the jump for more collar stiffeners.
John Pinder have got some plastic collar stiffeners that come in a lovely little box for for the cheap price of £3.50. Simon Carter have got some rhodium collar stiffeners (not pictured) for £15. My favourites are the T.M. Lewin mother of pearl collar stiffeners (left), they’re a bit pricey at £40 but absolutely gorgeous. If I was foolhardy with my money which I’m not I’d be tempted to buy a pair just to gaze at their lustrous sheen.