shawl collar


Definition of shawl collar 

: a turned-over collar of a garment that combines with lapels forming an unbroken curving line

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Another stand out from the Spring Collection is the Cape – made from Japanese Bonded Sateen, and also comes in a shawl collar coat – both work beautifully over a jean and a crisp white shirt. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "AYR Finds the Perfect Middle," 21 Nov. 2014 Or in Harlem Nights, an all-white formal blazer with a shawl collar. Jamie Lisanti,, "Fashionable 50," 10 July 2018 Later that evening, Bardem joined Cruz (who wore vintage Chanel) for the film’s red carpet premiere and opening night gala in a bespoke shawl collar tuxedo. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Javier Bardem Breaks Down His Elegant Ermenegildo Zegna Wardrobe for Cannes 2018," 14 May 2018 New items include a shawl collar cardigan as an alternative to a blazer. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dressing for work no longer means 'dressing up' for work," 4 May 2018 Instead, opt for subtler, functional details like patch pockets, shawl collars, or real horn buttons. Andrew D. Luecke, Esquire, "How to Wear a Blanket Coat Without Looking Dumb (and Dumber)," 12 Nov. 2014

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First Known Use of shawl collar

circa 1908, in the meaning defined above

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