One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small, close-fitting upright collar.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘And the competent staff slink around in navy blue tunics with mandarin collars.’
- ‘I like the mandarin collar one I saw at Country Road.’
- ‘Then she decided to match it with a fitting black blouse with a mandarin collar and a silver dragon embroidered around the hem.’
- ‘The asymmetrical pullover features a mandarin collar, a six button front opening and a buttoned window pocket, all above a raised waistline seam.’
- ‘They have a short and standing mandarin collars and two external pockets.’
- ‘They feature some interesting details and come with bracelet length sleeves and mandarin collars.’
- ‘Shirts with collars are acceptable and this includes mandarin collars.’
- ‘The high-waisted coat, with a stand-up mandarin collar, was trimmed with white leather.’
- ‘Finally, a mandarin collar comes up one or two inches from the collarbone and doesn't turn down.’
- ‘The mandarin collar and beading are delicate, pretty enough to perk up any simple outfit.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I love the look of the mandarin collars and that is what we have now.’
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