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How to stiffen a collar? Answered

I have several dressy shirts that have floppy collars, or collars that crease in the wrong place.  They have to be ironed each time I wear them.  How can I permanently stiffen the collar so that it stands up nicely and looks good?

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steveastrouk (author)2009-10-10

Starch would be the traditional method wouldn't it ? 

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Prfesser (author)steveastrouk2009-10-12

My understanding is that starch will wash out with laundering; is that not true?  Collar stays will help the front of the collar; any ideas for the back?  The collars tend to crease near the middle, rather than where the collar joins the shirt.  Thanks for the help!

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jtp139 (author)2009-10-10

starch and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Mens-Collar-Stays-Dress-Shirts/dp/B00007LBZR">collar stays</a><br />

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