Picking the right shirt collar is essential to looking sharp. Your shirt collar frames your face, and your choice can mean the difference between looking like 007 or a clown. This is part 1 of a 2 part series on picking the right collar for your face shape.

Step 1: Know your face shape


What to look for:

Square

  • Very high cheekbones and a noticeable jawline
  • Even horizontally and vertically in both measurement and appearance
  • Jaw is broad and jawline is square
  • Sides of the face are straight; forehead, cheekbones and jaw are the same width
  • Hairline is typically straight

Rectangle

  • Rectangle faces measure much longer vertically than horizontally
  • Often feature high and prominent foreheads.
  • The jaw is broad and your jaw-line is square
  • The sides of the face are straight; forehead, cheekbones and jawline are all the same width
  • Hairline is typically straight

Inverted Triangle

  • The sides of the face taper from forehead to jaw
  • Forehead is the widest part of the face, or the same width as the cheekbones
  • Jaw is the narrowest part of the face
  • Jaw-line is long and pointed

Diamond

  • Face is slightly longer than wide
  • Jawline is long and pointed
  • Cheekbones are the widest part of the face and are often high and pointed
  • Forehead and jawline are tapered

Oval

  • Face is slightly longer than wide
  • Jawline is slightly rounded
  • Face is widest at the cheekbones.
  • Face can be divided into 3 equal horizontal sections between the hairline, eyebrows, end of nose and chin

Round

  • Face is almost as wide as it is long
  • Jawline is round and full
  • Cheekbones are the widest part of the face
  • Hairline is typically round

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