DIY: How to Make Your Own Mandarin Collar

Here’s an easy way to re-boot old pieces and turn them into something exciting and new!

The Mandarin, or Band, style collar is a fun alternative to the traditional style of collar you’re used to. It’s a straight collar that stands on it’s own without any fold. They derive from the gowns that Mandarins wore in Imperial China.

They work great on their own or as a layering piece under a jacket. They’re especially nice during the winter months because they allow for a scarf to be worn much more easily than a traditional collar when it’s worn open.

Check out the video below to see our tips on how to create your very own version of this classic style piece:

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