The collar tab is literally a tab, or button, that is underneath the collar and can be fastened underneath a tie. It’s purpose is to hold your collar down and give it a clean, tight, and comfortable look that is meant to compliment your tie as well as your mug.
This trend has been around for a while but is now coming into play bigger than ever. Along with the collar tab goes the Collar Pin. I am a recent discoverer of the collar pin. By this I mean that I have not worn it until over the past year. The collar pin serves the same purpose as the collar tab, so wearing both may be a bit over the top, but regardless of which you choose, you’ll look sharp. The collar tab pin is a bit more flashy than the tab, so keep this in mind. Next big time event you have to go to, where a basic collar with a collar pin, underneath your best tie and crisp shirt. It’ll look very stellar.
Rules of the collar pin:
- Do not wear a collar pin with a spread collar shirt: It will take away from the collar, and that is not what the pin is supposed to do. No collar pins with spread collars!
- Do not wear a collar pin if you are wearing a tie bar: Less is more in this case. Choose one or the other.