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 Brett G. on 19th Aug 2016
This is the best detachable collar I have found. Works great with bow tie and I can wear the same collar at least three times before it starts to wear out. If you are looking for the Peaky Blinders collar, this is it.
Posted by Dan H. on 3rd Sep 2012
This is the first detachable collar I have purchased that fits and looks right.