STYLE: Swiss Stays

Swiss Stays image from

Swiss Stays image from

Today we’re going to talk about something that is probably on the bottom of everyone’s “shit to talk about that is really sexy” list: collar stays.

Because honestly, collar stays are typically a boring topic.

Until last week, when the folks from Swiss Stays reached out to us to talk about their new product.

They claim their collar stays are “a new collar stay on the market that is quite revolutionary. They are the first, patented, adjustable collar stays that can fit every sized collar on the market.”

But they’re collar stays.  How exciting can they be?

Well, in the ho-hum world of collar stays, they’re pretty dope.  Check them out in the video below:

They’re a one-size fits all solution for collar stays and the person who came up with this new product is the same dude who founded Astor & Black – David Schottenstein (because running one business is never enough).

If we were to guess he would know a little something about men’s clothing.

The folks from Swiss Stays sent us a few samples and we noted how even the packaging is impressive.  The box looks like an old-school Zippo lighter and the stays are arranged like pieces of equipment James Bond would use to pick locks.

Check them out below:

Don't try lighting a cigar with this one.  Swiss Stays even get the packaging right.

Don’t try lighting a cigar with this one. Swiss Stays even get the packaging right.

Our opinion with Swiss Stays?  They’re a great and unique product, especially if you have a need for multi-sized collar stays.  Just buy yourself a box (or two) and you’re set for life.

Or at least until you lose them in the wash.

You can choose between PVC ($24/9 pairs of stays), stainless ($60/9 pairs of stays) or brass ($90/9 pairs of stays).  We personally prefer the stainless ones because they can double as lock picks or impromptu ninja stars for when you get into trouble on your next undercover assignment.  And because they look cool.

Our only negative feedback is we actually had to use Swiss Army knife pliers to open the stays up the first time (and we’re not using hyperbole here).

Once you get them open however, they work perfectly.

For more information on Swiss Stays or to purchase a box for yourself, you can check out their official website at


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  1. I picked up a set off of Gilt earlier this month and was impressed with the adjustability they offer – packaging/presentation is snazzy too.

  2. Very cool looking box! Almost looks like a Zippo lighter.

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