What are collar pins? Well, I am here to tell you! As one of the co-founders of Jazzelli, I've done a lot of research on collar pins while designing our own line of collar pins. I've always been fascinated by this unique form of jewelry and am happy to share my findings!
Wikipedia states that a collar pin, which is closely related to the collar bar and collar clip, is "a piece of men's jewelry, which holds the two ends of a dress shirt collar together and passes underneath the knot of a necktie. . . it keeps the collar in place and lifts the knot to provide a more aesthetically pleasing arc to the necktie.
Well, I am here to tell you that Wikipedia only knows part of the collar pin story. Yes, collar pins are historically a "men's" form of jewelry, but it is 2017 and I'm here to tell you that times have changed!
Collar pins are basically pins that are poked through your collar. You can wear one or two, a set with chains, or without. Depending on the type of collar pins you are wearing, the shirt can be worn buttoned up or open.
Collar pins are also very versatile and can be styled in numerous ways. Whether you're looking to spice up your work shirt, add some edge to a night out or try a new form of neckwear for your collared dress, collar pins can be a great alternative to a necklace, and did we mention a stylish one?
Here are some of my favorite examples of collar pins and how to style them. All of the below styles can be purchased from Jazzelli as well, so get styling and don't forget to tag your collar pin outfit! We're always looking for new inspiration.
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