The Gentleman's Guide to Shirt Origins (Pending Publication) We see them as a staple in our wardrobes and don different styles to match various settings, but how much do we really know about the styles of shirt we wear? Here’s a brief look at where some of our modern favourites originate from.   The Club/ Golf The Club or Golf Collar was made popular during the 19th century when it was required uniform for the famous Eton Boarding School. It began to symbolise being part of an exclusive or elite club, hence one of its names.   The Straight/ Forward Point One of the most popular styles today, the Point collar started to appear in various military dress during the 20th century. It’s seen as having a general appeal to most men.   The Tennis A wider variant of the Point collar, the Tennis collared shirt became a popular choice for working men during the 1920’s and still has a place in many gentlemen’s wardrobes today.   The Londoner In case you haven’t guessed it from the name, the Londoner is considered to be a classic British collar style.   The Spread Made popular in the 1900’s, the Spread collar was worn by men with great influence such as the Duke of Windsor and Doug Fairbanks.

We see them as a staple in our wardrobes and don different styles to match various settings, but how much do we really know about the styles of shirt we wear? Here’s a brief look at where some of our modern favourites originate from.

The Club/ Golf

The Club or Golf Collar was made popular during the 19th century when it was required uniform for the famous Eton Boarding School. It began to symbolise being part of an exclusive or elite club, hence one of its names.

The Straight/ Forward Point

One of the most popular styles today, the Point collar started to appear in various military dress during the 20th century. It’s seen as having a general appeal to most men.

The Tennis

A wider variant of the Point collar, the Tennis collared shirt became a popular choice for working men during the 1920’s and still has a place in many gentlemen’s wardrobes today.

The Londoner

In case you haven’t guessed it from the name, the Londoner is considered to be a classic British collar style.

The Spread

Made popular in the 1900’s, the Spread collar was worn by men with great influence such as the Duke of Windsor and Doug Fairbanks.