Pop Quiz: Pt.1 of a 2 part argument

This my friends is one heck of a pattern puzzle challenge. Excuse the title but I know we’re in for a lot of weak theorizing, silly putty speculation and out and out wild conjecture on this one from my loyal F-I visitors. For starters tho -before we get to the pattern puzzle part- what is the technically correct name for this collar? You have to know what this collar is before you can get to the pattern puzzle part (up next). Eric mentioned he thought very few people would know the name of this kind of collar and at first I didn’t agree thinking it was obvious but then, I’m rarely right. So, don’t fret if you’re stumped. It is a tricky collar. You might have to work out the pattern in your head or fold up a sample on paper to figure it out. I will give you one hint. The collar -the most obvious portion you see- is one piece. Honest. I never try to trick you on these things. Don’t make it more difficult than it already is. Then, I could be all wet. I may think it’s tricky but you all may come back with the answer in droves.

We saw this on the sidewalk outside a Berlin boutique called Crines. Here’s a video about the store. A designer Sabine Hoerz, is featured but their website lists Walter Krines as the owner and designer. I hope they don’t get mad I put their photo here. In my defense, it was in a public space, on the sidewalk. The store had a lot of very nice styles.

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  1. dosfashionistas says:

    I would call this a wing collar, although technically it is a form of shawl collar. The latter designation is used for all collars in which the under collar is drafted in one with the garment front. The upper collar and front facing are then drafted as one piece also, usually with a center back seam. With a wing collar, there may be no collar back, just the wing revers in front going into a high back neck.

  2. J C Sprowls says:

    Yup. It’s a variant on a wing collar because, as Sarah says, there is no collar joining the lapel points across the back of the neck.

  3. Elaine Good says:

    Are you sure there’s no collar in the back? Isn’t this a shawl collar with the smaller ‘collar’ manipulated from the cut-larger-than-needed upper layer of the shawl collar and then just tucked and inserted in a slit in the ‘main’ collar piece?

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