I have both styles of formal shirts - one with the little "wings" and the black band of the tie around the back, and a conventional formal shirt (with pleats), and a normal collar. I use them interchangeably while on a cruise. I also have two different colors of tie/cummerbund which I also change.
Grandeur of the Seas 1-11-14
Grandeur of the Seas 1-21-14
Grandeur of the Seas 1-31-14
Navigator of the Seas 10-12-14
Navigator of the Seas 10-19-14
Serenade of the Seas 1-10-15
Serenade of the Seas 1-17-15
Serenade of the Seas 1-24-15
I see both types of shirts while I'm cruising and different bow ties also. I personally have the type of bow tie that wraps around the neck. That works for me. My shirt is not pleated nor does it have the wings but it is doubled collered. The double collered shirt works well with my bow tie but it doesn't go well with my ascott.
I am in NO way a stylist, GQ type guy, but if I remember correctly, the collar with the little "points" is called a wing collar and the collar similar to a regular shirt collar is called a point collar. The wing collar is "supposed" to be more formal (old English), but I have both kinds and frankly use them interchangeably with my tux.
I'm also like seadog2, I have several color/style ties and cumberbunds that can go from the formal black one to a wild multi-color paisley one (exclusively for cruises - my DW hates it!). I bought one tux and change it up with different ties/cumberbunds. Now if I can only keep from gaining weight and outgrowing my tux I may be able to use it more than twice!
Ron and Lee
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10 total cruises on Carnival, Princess & RCCL
2009 - Undetermined yet, but looking
2010 - April 17 - Oasis OTS
2011 - Asia - THE 14 Day Big One...