The collar stay is perhaps one of the most overlooked accessories for men. Collar stays often come with dress shirts and their purpose is to keep the collar straight and crisp. Underneath the collar of a dress shirt is a small pocket perfectly shaped for a collar stay. Collar stays are often made of plastic or metal (brass, silver, gold plated). I've even purchased ones with magnets to prevent disco collar for my husband. Needless to say, they're an important accessory. It's always good to have a few extra on hand so I created this simple tutorial. You should be able to make four collar stays in no more than ten minutes.
One gift card
Heavy duty scissors
Fine point permanent marker
One collar stay
Trace one collar stay onto a gift card. You should be able to get four collar stays from one standard size gift card. Carefully cut out the collar stays. Done.
*Make sure you can not see the collar stay through the shirt. For example, you would not want to wear the collar stays (pictured above) with a white shirt.
*Remember to always remove your collar stays before washing dress shirts.