How to make neck bigger on a shirt

Updated April 17, 2017

Shirts shrink. No matter what you do, they shrink. You can hand wash, machine wash or send them out to a professional laundry service. They will still shrink. Your neck does not get bigger! Well, maybe once in a while we might add a little girth to our necks. Either way, all is not lost. You can still make that shirt fit around your neck.

Purchase a collar extender. This small device can be found just about anywhere you purchase button down shirts. For best results, contact a store that has a large selection of men’s business shirts.

Put the shirt on. This only works while you are wearing the shirt.

Place the loop side of the collar extender around the top button on your shirt collar.

Insert the stud side of the collar extender into the top button hole of your shirt.

Don your tie, and you are ready to enjoy your shirt with all of its original comfort and style. You’ve just made your shirt collar bigger around your neck.


Call the store, and verify they have Collar Extenders in stock before you make the trip. This is a great way to save money by not having to buy a new shirt.


If you don’t wear a tie, or some other substantial neck wear, your collar extender will be visible.

Things You'll Need

  • Button Down Shirt
  • Collar Extender
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