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Make your collars ‘STAY’

Posted on 09 May 2019

Have you ever noticed chaps on the street wearing shirts with crushed, limp collars or the corners turned up like a goblin’s ears? Me too! And I think it is absolutely inexcusable!

So what do you do to fix your collars? 

You'll need to buy a little shirt accessory called a ‘Collar Stay’ - also known as collar sticks, bones, collar tabs or collar stiffeners. These are smooth, thin, strips of metal (typically brass, stainless steel or sterling silver), horn or even plastic, with rounded edges on one end and pointed tip on the other. When inserted into specially made channels on the underside of the shirt collar, they help to keep the collars in shape.

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Insert the collar stays, pointed side first, with rounded edges on the outside and make sure they are completely inside the channel. You don’t want to be caught with a collar stay showing!

The stays should be removed from shirts before dry cleaning or ironing and put it back before use. If you iron them with the stays on, they might melt or bend due to heat and spoil the fabric as well. However, some dress shirts are sewn with the collar stays. In that case, you might want to be careful while ironing.

If used properly and with care, collar stays can extend the lifespan of your shirts by preventing the collar corners from fraying!

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Watch the below clip for an explanation on how to wear your collar stays, it's essential viewing because after a real gentleman never has his collar out of shape!

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  • R. Sahota: January 24, 2017
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    I came here looking for collar stays but unfortunately did not find any. I would request that I too be considered for the above offer of a pair of steel stays. I ordered shirts (order 16877).


  • R Sahota: January 23, 2017
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    I came here looking for stays but unfortunately did not find any. I would request that I too be considered for the above offer of steel stays. I have ordered shirts order #16877.


  • rohit rewari: September 09, 2015
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    i have bought and gifted a lot of stiff collar shirts and the quality is excellent,

    could u pls tell me where i could buy these collar stays? i checked yr site and it doesnt seem to be available, it would be nice if u would sell them online too

    do let me know

  • stiffblog: September 09, 2015
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    Hi Rohit,

    Apologize for my delayed response. Thanks for writing in & for your loyalty to Stiff Collar. Currently we do not sell the Collar Stays online, however, we are planning to do so in the very near future. We would be happy to send you a complimentary pair of stainless steel stays – if you could please send us your mailing address to, we will dispatch it to you at the earliest. Cheers & appreciate your suggestion.


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