Okay, cheesy title but it is kind of true. The Maltese Falcon (1941) provides a wonderful snapshot of men’s shirt collar styles of the time. From Wing to Pin, they are all there and, most interestingly, all on display during the film’s virtuoso twenty minute climax. It is a sight to see.
The Maltese Falcon was costumed by Orry-Kelly, though Humphrey Bogart provided his own clothing as hardboiled P.I. Sam Spade, as is likely for most of the male cast (typical during this era).
Check out the video below and enjoy a tour of men’s shirt collar styles during the early 1940s:
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