Live and Learn : Collar Stays

I just discovered that the plastic/metal thingys placed in men’s shirt collars to make them stand up are called collar stays :). I discovered that during a recent trip to Kohl’s.. Here’s how the conversation looked like

Me : hmm.. you know those things in the collar.. that make them stiff.. you know..those things!!

Clerk : What things?

Me : Well.. those things that are made of  plastic and white in color.. you know…those things.

Clerk : Oh..Sir.. “those things” are called “Collar Stays”

Me : Thank you.. I feel enlightened now 🙂

BTW.. IMHO.. every gentleman should have some spare collar stays in his kit. And you can get them for cheap on Amazon.