One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small, close-fitting upright collar.
- ‘Then she decided to match it with a fitting black blouse with a mandarin collar and a silver dragon embroidered around the hem.’
- ‘These days China has world-class fashion designers whose modern takes on mandarin collars and silk designs of bygone dynasties are worn proudly to parties by chic Chinese and incorporated into streetwear by the middle class.’
- ‘Shirts with collars are acceptable and this includes mandarin collars.’
- ‘To borrow from China and Japan, mandarin collars and kimono jackets fashioned out of rich brocade with broad waistbands give the attire a distinct pan - Asian look.’
- ‘They have a short and standing mandarin collars and two external pockets.’
- ‘Men's shirts are made from striped and plaid fabric that would be at home in Brooks Brothers but sport mandarin collars or knotted buttons that hint at their more exotic pedigree.’
- ‘It actually felt nice for once to be without long sleeves and a turtle-neck or mandarin collar.’
- ‘I love the look of the mandarin collars and that is what we have now.’
- ‘Finally, a mandarin collar comes up one or two inches from the collarbone and doesn't turn down.’
- ‘The asymmetrical pullover features a mandarin collar, a six button front opening and a buttoned window pocket, all above a raised waistline seam.’
- ‘They feature some interesting details and come with bracelet length sleeves and mandarin collars.’
- ‘And the competent staff slink around in navy blue tunics with mandarin collars.’
- ‘I like the mandarin collar one I saw at Country Road.’
- ‘The high-waisted coat, with a stand-up mandarin collar, was trimmed with white leather.’
- ‘The mandarin collar and beading are delicate, pretty enough to perk up any simple outfit.’
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