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How To: Keep Your Polo Collar from Flopping Around
May 14, 2010, 9:55 am
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My polo shirt collars look like crap. They’re all curly and floppy because I buy cheap polos and I’ve never done anything to keep them otherwise. Here are the three solutions I’ve found to this problem:

1) Once you’ve washed your shirt either hang it up right away or throw it in the dryer for 5 or 10 minutes and then hang it up. When you hang it, smooth it out and make sure the collar is nice and flat. Once it dries, it should stay pointy. If this doesn’t work …

2) Iron it. Flip the collar up and spray either some starch (for a stiffer collar) or sizing (for a crisp but maleable collar), both of which you should be able to find and your local grocery or drug store. Then put a towel over the collar – you don’t want the iron directly on the shirt – and iron those points flat. Un-pop the collar and you’re set. Or …

3) Use a collar stay. Yes, there are a couple of companies that actually sell stick-on collar stays for polo shirts. I’d only recommend this if you wear your polos to work or you don’t mind people giggling about your dorky collar stays.


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