Collar stiffeners - often referred to as ‘collar stays’, ‘collar sticks’ or ‘collar bones’ - are flat, rigid strips of material inserted into small pockets on the underside of a shirt collar. They are often made from plastic, stainless steel, brass or sterling silver which is pointed at one end to correspond to the point of the collar, and once in place they keep the line of the collar smooth and flat against the collarbone. The overall effect is a smart, neat appearance with a crisp line to the collar.
While many shirts are delivered with plastic collar stiffeners, these are often lost or creased out of shape. Replacing them with metal stiffeners is a sure way to ensure shirt collars remain crisp and properly stabilised. Thanks to the shape of the collar stiffeners, they are ideal for engraving and make a terrific personalised men’s gift for any occasion. Our metal collar stiffeners are available in gold plate, rhodium plate and hallmarked sterling silver – they make a truly luxurious gift for men.