Apart from regular collar styles in dress shirts, collarless dress shirts are also popular among some men. Collarless dress shirts for men have a short unfolded stand up collar style. These shirts have banded collars that start from neckline and have length of 2 to 5 centimeters. Collarless dress shirts take its origin from china and dates back to ancient times. This type of collar have small and straight collar that does not bend and have round and straight edges. The points barely meet each other, or in some types the points overlap each other and have button to secure both ends.
This collar style is also found in some modern Indian clothing known as Nehru collar, named after the prime minister who was fond of wearing this collar. Some collarless shirts are designed in such a way that detachable collar can also be used on it.
Since the collar is short and does not fold over, that is why neckties are usually worn with it. Collarless shirts are accepted socially and usually worn in white tie functions. In royal events like ballets, opera and balls, the participants and guests have to strictly adhere to the dress codes prescribed. In these types of events, it is compulsory for men to wear collarless or wing collar dress shirt, preferably of white color.
Collarless shirts are also used in military uniforms, which help the soldiers to avoid chafing and feel at ease while having full body armor. Eastern Catholic clergies wear cassock as their official dress that also have collarless shirt shape. Although collarless dress shirts are not daily used in official business dressing but it have a strong place in other dressing from ancient times.