The Iconic Windsor Collar
The Windsor collar, also known as the full cutaway collar, was specifically designed by Hawes & Curtis to accommodate the Duke of Windsor’s ties.
FIT FOR ROYALTY
Hawes & Curtis was the Duke of Windsor’s shirtmaker of choice and in December 1922, he granted the exclusive brand with its first Royal Warrant. Hawes & Curtis in turn created the famous full cutaway collar, designed specifically to accommodate the Duke of Windsor’s ties and the knot he inspired – the Windsor. The Duke’s famous Windsor knot was achieved by having Hawes & Curtis put a thick interlining in his ties to make them denser.
The Duke of Windsor
CLASSIC BRITISH DESIGN
Inspired by the classic British design popularised by the Duke of Windsor, the Windsor collar is nonchalant yet elegant. The collar points are angled outwards instead of pointing down and the collar is fashioned with a wide spread to accommodate a Windsor knot tie.
Our well-shaped Windsor collars are constructed with interfacing to add firmness, shape and structure. Top stitching ensures they remain crisp all day long for a smart, professional appearance. The complementary removable collar stiffeners will keep your collar sharp and structured.
Style the Windsor Collar with a Windsor knot, which is among the easiest tie knots to master. Click here to find out how. This collar also looks sharp worn without a tie.