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December 15, 2011

Titanium Collar Stay Multi-Tool

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Unlike the one that looks like a key, this nifty item looks like it'll  make it through an airport checkpoint* — assuming you're wearing, not carrying.

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Wrote Katie Hagar on Better Living Through Design, "These collar stays are the sort of thing a modern day MacGyver would have, as they incorporate a half-Phillips screwdriver, slotted screwdriver, thread cutter, and bottle opener (no paperclip though, sorry). Now, how often you'd need all of those functions, who knows, but some of them are bound to come in handy sooner or later. Like when you discover an errant thread on your way to an important meeting, or when you're stuck in an elevator… with a few bottles of beer."

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From websites:


Go from snappily dressed to ready in a snap when you stow these feather-light (0.4 oz) 100% titanium multi-functional tools in your shirt collar.

These stays even feature a hole to so you can keep them on your key chain.

Fits all spread, wide spread, close spread, and semi-spread collars.

2.5"L x 0.31"W x 0.13"H.


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Set of two: $30.

*Whenever I give someone a Swiss+Tech keychain multi-tool, I mention the 50-50 chance that it'll be confiscated at an airport security checkpoint — not to rain on their parade (though it invariably does) but, rather, to protect them by simply raising the possibility and thus desensitizing them so that they don't go ballistic with the TSA people when informed that they have to give up the item.

Don't take my word for it: read the many reviews on Amazon lamenting the loss of this prized accessory to the TSA's burgeoning collection.

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Don't forget to take them out if you are to travel by plane!

Posted by: Ben | Dec 16, 2011 4:28:07 PM

I've had the cleaners run collar stays (of various grades) through their routine. In some cases the stay stands out in relief on the collar due to the press - others show no change and still others (plastic-enclosed stays) melt into the collar. I doubt that these would fare any differently from brass stays.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Dec 15, 2011 12:58:17 PM

I can just imagine what a shirt would look like if you forgot to remove them before washing.

Posted by: jim` | Dec 15, 2011 11:55:18 AM

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