Over a year ago, I wrote a post about Just How Hot biiiiiig Regency collars are. I mentioned in that post that Edwardian collars did a similar thing, but decided to make that a separate post — and now, here you go!
While Regency collars swallow up a man’s neck in a way that makes you want to pull his hair and call him Sally, there’s something different about Edwardian collars. They’re not quite as big, but they are STARCHED. And I think there’s something about a man who’s all buttoned up, starched and proper, that just pings my GRRRR nerve. Men wore these kind of collars from the mid-19th century through the mid-20th (in later decades, more for formal wear). But the pinnacle of this look for me is the 1900s and 1910s, when King Edward VII was on the throne of Britain, and men looked excessively uncomfortably ramrod straight (not, like, heterosexual; like a straight line), underneath which just lurked a manly specimen of manliness (or not, as you prefer).
So, in semi-alphabetical order by movie title because I wanted an organizational scheme, I give you:
Did we miss any key hard Edwardian collar films? Let us know in the comments!