Givenchy Star-Print Metal Collar Stay Shirt

19th September 2014

Givenchy lead the way with revolutionary shirt designs that pushes the boundaries of modern classic men’s shirt. Introduced just over a year ago in Givenchy Fall Winter 2014 menswear is the unique Givenchy Collar Stay Insert-Detail Cotton Shirt that features a pioneer reversed collar stay and an exposed detailed insert-tip that has never failed to draw admiration. Read Givenchy Pre-Spring 2014’s best Camouflage Stripe Star-Print Collar Stay Shirt.

It is no surprise that the French designer keeps getting it right with every new variant and each new facelift introduced for every season. The new moderately revised Givenchy Star-Print Metal Collar Stay Shirt from the Givenchy Pre-Fall 2014 Menswear collection offers a few varieties, and as usual there are both classic and seasonal designs to choose from.

As standard in each new variant comes with unique star-print metal collar stays – sometimes referred as collar bone, collar tabs, or collar stiffs/ stiffeners, are part of the prominent shirt accessory trademark. Givenchy innovated the conventional collar design by reversing the underside that has lead a range of design possibilities to play with, while retaining the traditional insert function to stabilize collar points.

In this season, I was privilege enough to have purchased two of the classic Givenchy Star-Print Metal Collar Stay Shirts available in primary white or black cotton poplin, followed by a seasonal Pre-Fall 2014 Givenchy Red-Metal Collar Stay Black & White Shirt that will be analysed in another post. The classic series characterize itself with its colourless silver metal collar stay that adds a nice touch with an off-white matte finish star and stripe print, The collar stays weights and feels well-made as part of the added jewelry feature. Furthermore, the collar stay insert pockets has a superior detailed texture which creates a subtle distinct contrast in comparison to the smooth cotton poplin.

Evidently with it’s exclusive collar feature and impeccable workmanship, there are however some downsides to it. The fabric integrated for the Givenchy Star-Print Metal Collar Stay Shirt is made from a new lightweight cotton poplin material, unlike the other Givenchy conventional shirts from the past seasons, such as its Givenchy Camouflage Stripe Star-Print Collar Stay Shirt sibling, the new lightweight cotton poplin is prone to wrinkles which makes it difficult to iron out even with when steam pressed, inadvertently leaving behind some unfortunate iron scorch marks.

It is difficult to avoid being notice when wearing the Givenchy Star-Print Metal Collar Stay Shirt, the reflective star-print metal collar stays illuminates reflective light that device an evocative notion at observers. Although practicability in maintenance might not come in ease, the Givenchy Star-Print Metal Collar Stay Shirt offers great value with a fine touch of distinction and would be an ideal solution for those who are looking to increase their Givenchy wardrobe staples.


Luisa Via Roma – Givenchy Cotton Poplin Shirt with Metal Collar Stays. Collar with visible metal collar stays. Concealed front button closure. One button cuffs. Cuban fit = Slim fit. Sample size: 40. Material: 100% Cotton.

Antonioli – Givenchy White Collar Stay Contemporary-Fit Shirt. Givenchy contemporary fit shirt with Riccardo collar and visible collar stay. Var: White Composition: 100% cotton.

Farfetch – Givenchy White Collar Insert Detail Shirt. White cotton collar insert detail shirt from Givenchy featuring a classic collar with engraved silver-tone collar inserts, a concealed front button placket, long sleeves, button cuffs and a curved hem. Measurements: item fits true to size, Models Measurements Height: 191 Bust/Chest (cm): 93 Waist (cm): 77 Hips (cm): 98. Model is wearing size: 38. Composition Cotton 100%. Machine Wash. Brand Style ID 14F6223300.

Farfetch – Givenchy Black Collar Insert Detail Shirt. Black stretch cotton star detail collar shirt from Givenchy featuring a classic collar with beige stars, long sleeves, button cuffs, a concealed front button placket and a curved hem. Measurements: item fits true to size, Models Measurements Height: 191 Bust/Chest (cm): 93 Waist (cm): 77 Hips (cm): 98. Model is wearing size: 40. Composition Cotton 100%. Machine Wash. Brand Style ID 14F622330.

MR PORTER – Givenchy Cotton Shirt with Collar Stay Detail. White cotton shirt with star-embellished collar stays by Givenchy. White cotton shirt Slim-fit, silver star-embellished stays, buttoned cuffs. Concealed button fastenings. 100% cotton. Machine wash or dry clean. Shown here with a Givenchy suit and shoes. Size and fit: Fits true to size. Take your normal size. This shirt has a slim cut, but is designed to be not too fitted. Model wears an EU 39 (UK/US 15.5). Model measures: chest 39″/ 99cm, height 6’1″/ 185cm.

Lane Crawford – Givenchy Metal Collar Bone Poplin Shirt. Making functional details a defining feature, this poplin shirt from Givenchy comes with three metal collar bones that can be inserted into the collar for extra support and style. White, cotton poplin, piqué panel on collar, three metal collar bones, concealed button front placket, button square cuff, and sleeve gauntlet. 100% Cotton.


Recent Purchased: Giuseppe Zanotti Metal-Plated Black Leather High-Top Sneakers

Related Purchased: Givenchy Rottweiler Print Cuban-Fit T-Shirt Pre-Fall 2014

Complete Collection: Givenchy Pre-Fall 2014 Menswear – High Resolution Photos

Footwear Collection: Givenchy Pre-Fall 2014 Footwear Collection

Accessories Collection: Givenchy Pre-Fall 2014 Accessories

Current Collection: Givenchy Fall Winter 2014 Menswear – High Resolution Photos

Current Wishlist: Givenchy Fall Winter 2014 Collection Wishlist (Pre-Fall 2014 Included)

Future Collection: Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 Menswear Collection

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  • Anonymous

    I am so obsessed with your new shirt Maurice!

    • Thank you, are you getting any for yourself?

  • Anonymous

    That shirt is to die for! And I love the reflective collar tabs with the simple overall design. fantastic work again and I can’t wait to see more!

    • I'm posting another one by this week. Do remember to come back soon to check it out.

  • Gokce

    Oh I`m in love with your lovely sneakers and with the new shirt! How do they fit?

    • Hi Gokce, they fit true to size in regular fit.

  • Andre Lee

    In love with your blog. <3

  • Jason

    I love the shirt! Always looking good Maurice! And those silver collar inserts are amazing!

    • Yes they are the best shirt series from Givenchy, I even got the zip collar and cuff ones which is just a divine! Check them out here


  • Anonymous

    It's so chic, the Givenchy collar stay shirt with Balmain waxed biker is a great statement for autumn/winter fashion and I love that u matched the outfit with Giuseppe Zanotti

    xx Have a great start of the week xx

    • I'm glad you liked it as much as I did, thank you :)

  • Anonymous

    nice outfit, nice pics!! 😉

  • Anonymous

    Good write up, very informative unlike any other fashion blogs. May I know which season is your Balmain jeans from?

    • It's from Spring Summer 2012, Balmain Black Waxed Coated Biker Jeans.

  • Anonymous

    hello Maurice, I have a question regarding Givenchy t-shirts,
    if I wear M for cuban fit t-shirts, what should be my size when it comes to columbian fit ? XS or XXS ?
    thank you :)

    • You need size XS, if you want it even more fitted you can settle for XXS.

      For complicated graphic prints such as Robot Computer, Fighter, Shark & Mermaid, Birds of Paradise, its better to settle for XS as the full print will make the t-shirt look much fitted. But if the design you are looking at only has a small print in the middle, like the Rottweiler, Tribal, Shark, Madonna, then it is better to buy XXS as the negative space will make the t-shirt look much bigger in observation.

  • Anonymous

    sorry I forgot to ask, which one is bigger, Cuban fit M or Columbian fit XXS ?

    • Columbian Fit XXS will fit like a size XL. Please refer to the reply as above.

  • Anonymous

    Where do you buy your Givenchy shirts from?

    • Boombayeh, Luisa Via Roma, MR PORTER, SSENSE and Farfetch.

  • Anonymous

    honestly couldn't even pay attention to the clothes because these pictures are just FANTASTIC. Please give me details on the camera and lens you were using, what beautiful shots!!!

    • Im using a Canon 5D MKII, its a wonderful camera with a stunning EF24-70mm f/2.8L MKII lens. The camera has been with me since 2009, im still loving it till today 😀

  • Anonymous

    So much want yet so little money to spare :(

    • Spend it well, you only live once. :)