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Where You can get Hard Collars & Places that sell Retro Menswear

US History: Detachable collars & Shirts

Barker & Co

Bromley's Ltd. Collars for sale

Premier Clothing

Detachable collars for sale at The Gentleman's Emporium

Tom Sawyer Waistcoats: Hard Collars, Studs and Shirts

Darcy Clothing: Hard Collars

Wahmaker -- Authentic Old West Clothing Shopping: Clothing: Ethnic and Regional: North American: Western

Wah Maker

Gentleman's Emporium -- Authentic Victorian & Edwardian Clothing

Billings & Edmonds School Uniforms, including, on this page, collars for Eton schoolboys.

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New & Lingwood Collars and Shirts

the Vintage Shirt Company - Men's shirts and Accessories from 1800 to Present Day

Bown's Bespoke - Luke Eyres, Stiff Collars

Ede and Ravenscroft Homepage

Men's Furnishing Goods

Mainely Vests - Gents

Mainely Vests Home Page

The Mess Dress men's dress furnishings

HACKETT - British menswear

HACKETT - collars

Shepherd & Woodward Ltd

Shepherd & Woodward/Formal & Dresswear Hire Department

Mainely Vests - Gents

C.E. Buckley, premier manufacturer of quality dress collars

Cowboy Emporium Watch Chains and Fobs

Cowboy Emporium Home Page

The Fort Western Outpost -

Cufflinks by

Knight Shadow Historically Inspired Men's Wear

Ravis Tailor International

Kiwi Disposals - Military Headwear, inc Pith Helmets

the pith.helmet

Forzieri Site - Ties, Ascots, etc.

Bowties by Bow Tie Club, bowties, bow ties

Eton Collar Pinpoint Shirts Clothing: Shirts & Suits: United Kingdom

Elegant Cuff Links From BroderickCom

Blazer badges

Perry Collar

Wing Collar

Clerical Shirtfront

Past Patterns: #007 Two Mid-Nineteenth Century Shirt


Where to Get Hard Collars:

Subject: Collars

Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 06:23:27 -0400

Dear Dr. Maginnis;

This is probably old news for you; but just in case, I will pass it on.

In the course of trying to procure some old style collars for my use at a meeting of the Automatic Musical Instrument Collector's Association, where period (C 1920) dress is required at certain meetings, I discovered that the Gibson-Lee company has finally been broken up after 134 years, upon the death of the heirs. However, their paper collar making equipment has been purchased by Amazon Dry Goods, who plan to continue that line of business

themselves. Right now, they haven't quite figured out how to set up the system, so the existing stock of paper collars that they inherited with the equipment is not complete. The expect to be in full production by the fall.

Meanwhile, Amazon has developed a source for modern "celluloid" collars,actually made out of a fabric-pattern embossed sheet acrylic. These are washable, and ought to be more satisfactory than the paper ones. I have ordered some, and I will let you know how they look when they come. These are not yet in Amazon's catalog, but they are available in at least the following styles, which don't exactly match the style of paper collars illustrated:

1) Fold collar

2) Wing collar

3) Clerical collar

4) high "Hoover"

2) low "Hoover" or "Eaton"

Also, they are more economical to buy from Amazon, being sold at two for$15.00, rather than having to get a box of 25 or 50 paper collars.

It also may interest you to know that real fabric separate collars are still made and used in England (judges and barristers have to use them, for example). One source, which sells fold collars, wing collars in different heights, and neckband shirts is:




Phone 011-44-171-493-9621 or -499-5340

Fax 011-44-171-499-3103

Ask for Mr. David Lawton, who very kindly helped me. These people supply a lot of such items to the US, and can take a credit-card order by phone or fax, and send the items promptly by airmail, with all the paperwork and VAT exemption done properly.

If you ever are in England, a visit to Jermyn St., one block south of

Piccadilly Circus, where all the famous shirt makers have their shops, would be of interest. The old fashioned stores are neat, and the helpful and knowledgeable Shop Assistants there make the average American store clerk look pretty poor by comparison.

Thank you for making your website; where I first learned of Gibson-Lee and Amazon.

Best regards,


Where you can buy new collars:

2218 E 11th St

Davenport, IA 52803

1(800) 798-7979Amazon has a huge selection, and will split up an order of 25 collars into a hand picked assortment for an extra fee. They are now the Owner's of Gibson-Lee (More info. above.)




Phone 011-44-171-493-9621 or -499-5340

Fax 011-44-171-499-3103

New & Lingwood

Amazon Drygoods

New & Lingwood

Style: Fancy Shirts

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