Shirt Collar Extenders
This in-depth overview covers only shirt collar extenders. If you are interested in collar stays, please check out our ultimate guide on shirt collar stays.
Review of Unstrangler, The Shirt Collar Extender
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A tight collar can be ruinous to the good look of an outfit – you might look good on the face of things with your crisp edges and clean shirt, but if the collar of your shirt clings too tightly around your neck and nearly chokes you the feeling fades away over time. It’s constricting, makes it just a little harder to breathe and is just uncomfortable enough that your discomfort might be loud and clear to everyone who sees you – and if you want to look good, you want to feel good; not strangled. Unstrangler LTD. knows the problem is there – and they’ve got a product to try and make your lift a little bit easier when you happen to be wearing a tie.
This six pack of collar extenders works best with collars that have a button-up at the front of the collar – instead of using only the button woven right into the shirt, use the button as your first point. Hook it into one of the openings in the plastic collar extender, and then use the button built into the extender to fill the divot normally filled by the shirt’s button. The combination gives you a little extra comfort – half an inch with this set – around your neck, and while you might be worried about your looks with a plastic tie around your throat, these collar extenders are best worn when you have a tie to cover it up. Between the tie and the comfort you feel around your neck, you don’t have to worry about your feel not matching your looks.
Coming in at only 7 pound, this six pack of extenders can be exactly what your wardrobe needs to add a bit of extra comfort. If you’ve found that the collar of your button-collar shirt is often a little tight and makes it a little harder to breathe (or even worse; the tightness causes the button to pop out of place!) then a set of collar extenders by Unstrangler will do exactly what the company’s name says – lift that strangled feeling and gift you an extra bit of comfort during the day.
Collar extenders can be the final touch to a wardrobe to make things perfect – but you might not be certain, you might be looking for the right size, or you might have shirts with an assortment of different coloured buttons that makes it a little hard for you to settle onto a single type of collar extender. The set by Unstrangler can be a good entry point for someone looking to pick up extenders to create some extra breathing room – while there are some stronger or more resilient options out there, they also come with a higher price-tag and aren’t quite as good for people who need a quick pick-up on a long trip or those who are only getting into the swing of things.
Being comfortable while wearing a dress shirt and tie is one of the most important parts of the fashion – without it, you’ll be fidgeting and pulling at your tie for the rest of the night and wishing you could just pull it off and leave it somewhere else a move that might just destroy your look. Don’t be afraid to supplement your sharp wardrobe with a bit of extra comfort with this set from Unstrangler.
Review of Shirt Collar Button Extenders by Medipaq
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- Wonder Button Collar Expander
- Stainless Steel
- Adds up to 1/2 a size to any shirt.
Shirts shrink, waistlines grow, and over the passage of time it’s inevitable that things are going to change. Maybe you put on a little extra weight (it happens with things as minor as a bad week to something as drastic as a pregnancy) that you’re in the middle of shedding or going to shed in the future, maybe the shirt shrunk in the wash, or maybe you’re just growing and things aren’t fitting as well as they used to. Collars are tighter, pants chafe your hips, a beloved jacket can’t quite fit – it’s a miserable process, and Medipaq knows it. They also have a solution that’ll let you save your favourite clothing from being tossed away or lost just because it no longer fits quite as well.
These button extenders sold by Medipaq – a set of 3 extenders for 4 pound – are ingenious little tools that can extend the line of a jacket, shirt or set of pants without making an apparent show of the whole thing. You’ll know; but that’s all. They work pretty simply. Instead of buttoning the garment as you normally would, you take the button extender – which consists of a silver button and a metallic cable – and place the garment’s actual button through the cable. After that, you use the extender’s button in place of it – and just like that, you’ve added a bit of lee-way onto that old garment you wanted to keep! Because of the size of the buttons they aren’t the most obvious things around – and if you’re wearing something over the button (a belt over jeans, a tie over a collar) then they won’t be seen at all.
The benefit this kind of thing can offer cannot be stated enough – but it’s even truer for those who don’t plan on keeping their weight for too long. Whether it’s extra water weight or a bit of food weight, a button extender can make sure you don’t have to overhaul your entire wardrobe when you’re returning to your normal state and form – and if you love the garment well enough, you can use the button extender to extend its life for a greater amount of time.
Other products like this exist, but not only is this a little less conspicuous than some – collar extenders require you to wear a tie to hide the plastic or metal – it’s also a bit more versatile. The low price means you can buy a handful of sets without a problem and means that replacing them is an easy affair – between convenience, expense and utility, these Medipaq button extenders are an almost essential purchase for someone going through a period where their wardrobe is a little tighter than normal.
Don’t war and fight against shrinking clothes or growing hip or necklines – instead of getting into an all-out brawl with your clothing (one which you will certainly lose), start making sure your clothing has to make concessions for your sake. Even if clothing is growing tighter over time, make sure that your wardrobe keeps working with you – and don’t be afraid to use Medipaq for a bit of extra help.