Good shirt gone bad. Fixing a shirt’s collar.

It seems a universal truth that the collar is the first part of a man’s shirt to show its age. But when a collar is the only part that seems worn beyond what’s acceptable, what’s one to do – throw out the shirt or repair it? And if it’s the latter, how does one repair it?

It’s time to turn the collar.

As James photographs and explains:

Turning the collar on a shirt used to be common practice. Unstitch blown out collar, flip it over, restitch. Any right thinking person could/should be able to do this themselves… on a rough work shirt maybe.

This first time I took it to a local magician, who turned the collar and went the extra mile with some stitched tape backing on the (now) underside. 10 bucks well spent I think; included a heavy starch press. Bingo.

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