Constructed of paper with cloth lamination.
It is believed that the first detachable collars were invented in Troy, NY, in 1827, as one woman’s expedient way to launder her husband’s collar. She snipped off the collar to launder it separately, saving the body of the shirt from unnecessary washings. Up until the Civil War, detachable collars were constructed of linen or cotton.
The paper collar industry got its start during the Civil War when the South's control of cotton cut off the supply of cloth collars. Many people preferred the substitute and continued to wear them after the War. Production of paper collars hit its peak between 1870 and 1914.
Amazon Drygoods Collars have been in continuous production since 1866, when the Reversible Collar company was founded. Gibson Lee was the successor to Reversible, who in turn sold to the business to Amazon Drygoods. The Tuxedo, High Wing, and Stand-up models are still produced on the original 1860’s Reversible Collar Company press.
Posted by Brian on 14th Dec 2016
I've made many purchases from dry goods. The products have been great, and the perry linen is my usual order. Unfortunately I've had issues with the van dyk and Ruben collars, as they are shorter and the tie slips out underneath a bit. The perry looks great and I can usually get around a week and a half out of them at work at my bar. The price is very reasonable and the shipping is always very quick and on point. The
Posted by Unknown on 6th Feb 2014
I've been looking for a solid everyday collar for a while now. These are beautiful and fairly durable given that they are made of paper and light cloth (I usually get 3-5 uses out of a single collar). They look precisely like collars popular in the first two decades of the past century and while not exactly the highpoint of comfort, they look amazing.
Posted by Ed keane on 17th Sep 2013
Collar was packed in Corrugated cardboard which of course was folded in several places by the shipper. Now I have a collar wit two beautiful creases in it. great job shipping dept. One heavy piece of chip board inside the cardboard would have solved the problem. If you're going to do a job. do it right.
Posted by J. B. Hale on 24th May 2013
A little while ago, I was asked to be an extra in the remake of a silent film. I've been looking a while for a stiff detachable collar to complete that early 1900's look. In the past, I've used several of the cloth collars that you can find online, but they just didn't really look correct for that time period. The Linene Perry Collar has filled the bill perfectly! It is made with a linen-like outer material over a thick card stock and is quite durable.
A word of advice, get at least a half size larger than your normal collar size as these collars are made to go over an existing stub collar and they don't really have any of the "give" of a cloth collar. The first one I ordered was my correct shirt collar size and I had to modify it (cut and paste) to get it to fit properly. My next order was a half-size larger and the collar fits fine. Also, you will need a small button at the back of your shirt collar, I added one, and a collar stud in front to keep these in place. Another trick I've used is to add a small velcro tab to the inside top front of the collar to keep the top together during a long day's shoot.
Now I just wish Amazon Drygoods made some cuffs to go with.