Whether you’ve been invited to a Great Gatsby-themed party or you simply want to shake-up your formalwear, knowing how to wear a pin collar shirt is a sartorial skill that will certainly come in handy. To help, we’ve put together this short and sweet Savile Row guide.

What is a Pin Collar Shirt?

A variety of the tab collar, the pin collar shirt is designed to push your tie knot forward and help it stand more proud. Particularly popular during the 1920s and 30s, it has recently had a resurgence thanks to TV shows such as Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire.

How to Wear It

Ideal for formal occasions, the pin collar shirt should always be worn with a tie – avoiding those that are skinny and sticking to simple knots such as the four-in-hand. For the rest of your outfit, we suggest keeping accessories to a minimum (a pocket square and watch would suffice) and pairing it with your favourite suit.

Pin Collar Outfit Ideas

Looking for inspiration? These timeless outfit ideas should help:


A fine choice for a winter wedding, this white shirt looks particularly great teamed with a patterned silk tie. The grey tailored suit finishes things off perfectly.


Suitable for work or weekend, our blue slim fit pin collar shirt has been crafted from 100% cotton and features a subtle texture. We propose wearing it with a regimental stripe tie and a classic navy suit.