Astor & Black alumnus David Schottenstein founded Swiss Stays after realizing how much time he spent rooting through his clothing drawers in search of just the right size of stiffeners to keep his collars looking crisp and flat. With more than two dozen collar sizes being used by today’s menswear manufacturers, finding the correct size of sticks can eat up precious morning minutes — and buying so many pairs can prove to be an expensive sartorial side project. Inspired by the Swiss Army knife, Swiss Stays’ revolutionary stays — constructed from brass, sterling silver, stainless steel or PVC — adjust to four different sizes to fit any collar. Necessity is the mother of invention, as they say.
Made to fit just about any collar and available in brass and sterling silver, Swiss Stays are a stealthy way to elevate your look. Their heft, and their perfect fit, help keep your collar in place, which helps keep you looking put together.
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When you dress up, the last thing you want is to ruin a beautiful suit with accessories that aren’t up to par. This selection has a wide assortment of ties, bowties, cufflinks, pocket squares, and collar stays from brands like Alexander Olch, Drakes of London, and Swiss Stays to ensure that when you go for it, you’ll get it right.
Made to fit just about any collar and available in brass and sterling silver, Swiss Stays are made so you never miss a stylish step. Perfect for the guy who wears a dress shirt on the daily (like say, your dad — hint hint), their heft, and perfect fit, help keep the collar in place, which helps keep you (or the old man) looking put together.