Just a Wurkin Stiff

Recently, the great people at Wurkin Stiffs were kind of enough to send me a pair of their magnetic Power Stays (collar stays). Collars stays are the plastic or sometimes metal strips that men insert into the under-collar of their shirts to keep them rigid. We all know that it is almost impossible to unbutton the top two buttons of your collared shirt, while not wearing a tie, and have your collar stay in place (unless you are wearing a button down collared shirt). No one wants to look like the guy straight out of the disco era, with their shirt collar laying over their blazer lapels.Most guys want an easy way to ditch the tie, loosen a few buttons and head to happy hour after work. By using Wurkin Stiffs Power Stays, you can now wear your collared shirt and hold your collar close to your neck by placing the tiny magnets, that accompany the stays, inside of your collar.

Leather Briefcase by Kenneth Cole | Loafers by Robert Wayne

Knit Tie by Nautica | Plaid Shirt by DelSiena from Daffy's | Tie bar by Geffrey Beene

Donegal Blazer by H&M

Lets face it, when your shirt isn’t buttoned to the top of your neck with a tie and you’re not rocking a button down collar, it is very difficult to look casual and cool. After work, sometimes I want to unwind with an icecream cone (yeah I like icecream) or an ice cold Coke (probably has a few splashes of rum in it). There is nothing worse than taking off your tie and your shirt collar is flapping around or suddenly realizing the tips of your collar are now on your shoulders. Here are some reasons why Wurkin Stiffs are a great addition to your shirt collar:

  • When your shirt is unbuttoned and your collar is not fastened down by buttons, you will lose the framing quality that your collar has for your face.
  • When your favorite shirt isn’t a button down collar shirt and you want that button down look, Wurkin Stiffs are the answer.
  • Under a blazer, the end of your collar will tuck effortlessly under your lapels. This will add some structure to your relaxed look.

Old School Coke Bottle || White Pocket Square by Merona || Jeans by HM

Leather Belt by Express

Wurkin Stiffs in Collar

Be on the lookout for the upcoming Wurkin Stiffs Power Stay Giveaway via Men’s Style Pro. You could win a pair of Power Stays (Pictured Below).

Thanks to the Wurkin Stiffs staff as well as my photographer Marina T. Peele.

Best,

Sabir

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Author:Sabir M. Peele

Founder & Creative Director of menswear style & lifestyle blog http://MensStylePro.com. Sabir serves as an independent brand consulting working with brands like GQ, AskMen, Indochino & Z Zegna (among others). Selected as #GQFall Best Dressed in 2013 & one of Esquire Magazine Best Dressed Real Men in America in 2010. Follow @MensStylePro on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter. Email Sabir@mensstylepro.com with your inquiries.

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8 Comments on “Just a Wurkin Stiff”

  1. September 11, 2011 at 11:45 AM #

    Awesome post. I really like the way you styled this look — very inspiring. Colors, patterns, fit — you nailed it. Do you mind if I ask who makes the jacket? BTW — I have a set of Wurkin’ Stuffs and I use ’em every time I wear a collared shirt.

    • September 11, 2011 at 8:22 PM #

      Hi Dylan,

      Very happy to hear that you have a pair of Wurkin Stiffs in your wardrobe. My blazer is by H&M

      Best,

      Sabir

  2. ramsay
    September 12, 2011 at 3:44 PM #

    Sabir,

    Very nice looks in every picture. I must say I have never heard of ‘Wurkin Stiffs’ but, thanks to you, I NEED to get some. There is nothing more annoying than collars that don’t want to lay correctly.

    Gentlemen: Please learn and take notes from Sabir. You don’t always need to purchase real expensive pcs to look like a million bucks. It’s ALL about the proper fit…..H&M blazer/jeans – very reasonably priced but killer tailored fit. Merona pocket square from Target – a very nice touch that most men forget about (again, reasonably priced).

    Properly fit clothing will give the illusion of wearing custom made clothing….you don’t believe me??? Look at Sabir aka “The Philly Phenom”.

    Keep rocking.

    • September 12, 2011 at 4:28 PM #

      Good Afternoon Ramsey,

      First and foremost, I would like to thank you for all of your glowing words. It is my goal to try to inspire men everywhere to dress well and be able to do it at reasonable prices. As far as the Wurkin Stiffs they are definitely a great accessory to making a good outfit look more polished.

      I will keep rocking!

      Best,

      Sabir

  3. September 13, 2011 at 12:02 AM #

    I really think your style is smashing as well as I adore that tie!

    • September 13, 2011 at 5:13 PM #

      Good Afternoon Bougie,

      Thanks for the compliment.

      Best,

      Sabir

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