These Extra Tab Collars for Shirts and Blouses are for use with tab collar clerical shirts and blouses. Tab Collars are available in boxes of three. Single Extra Tab Collars are also available.Take a moment to look at our on-line selection of Tab Shirts and Tab Blouses.
Care Tip. . .Tab Collars are washable and reversible.
Did you know. . .A tab-collar shirt is a clerical shirt that clergy wear as street clothes, not a vestment. It is a type of shirt (or blouse, for female clergy) that has a folded-down collar with an opening over the throat. The shirt comes with a white tab that looks something like a tongue depressor. After putting on the shirt, the wearer slips the tab into place. The effect is a white rectangle over the throat. If the white rectangle is wide, it is called an Anglican collar; if it is narrow, it is called a Roman collar.
Tab-collar shirts come in all colors and fabrics, but the public often does not perceive it as a clergy shirt unless it is black.
Clergy shirts are Protestant in origin. The Roman Catholic Church did not adopt them as street wear for clergy until the 19th century.
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