I am showing you these shapes because I get lots of google hits with the question of “shapes for collars and stand”. So, here’s what I’m using today.
This is a custom cut of the stand for a shirt with a shallow back neck and wide and deep front neck. Here’s my darling in a RTW shirt. The shape of his neck and shoulders is the reason for the custom cut.
This would not be a good shape for a slender younger man.
I believe my honey’s body type would be called “portly”. What a gentlemanly sounding word. Currently the word “fluffy” would apply to a well-padded female figure such as this but “fluffy” just doesn’t have the ambiance as “portly”. Oh well.
But alas, as I was fusing the collar pieces a disaster struck. The under collar became stained with a faint blue black coloring. I have washed and placed between two white sheets, pressing again in the clamshell press and some color came out. It is the under collar so I may use the piece in the interest of getting this shirt finished some time before the end of the year.
I don’t know quite what happened. I had just washed my silk organza that I have used for pressing. I use cream for regular pressing and black for fusing. It must be that color that survived the initial washings, and fusings over the past two years and this time came loose in the wash and deposited on my white-white shirt undercollar.