How to Make an Emergency Collar Stay while Traveling - Travel Tip Tuesday 43

Travel Tip Tuesday #43 – How to Make an Emergency Collar Stay while Traveling

Our Travel Tip Tuesday tip of the week comes by inspiration from Johnny Jet, the prodigious travel blogger, who reminded me of a similar trick I’ve used when traveling and in a desperate need of a collar stay.

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Travel Tip Tuesday #43 – Emergency Collar Stays while Traveling

As I mentioned in the opening, this week’s Travel Tip is inspired by Johnny Jet who shared a tip one of his reader’s recently used when he was missing a collar stay for his shirt.

As  you can see, the reader used a broken q-tip as an emergency collar stay. Pretty nifty.

I’ve never done that, but it reminded me of some of the tips I’ve used over the years when missing a collar stay or when one might be broken. I have fashioned my own collar stays from various materials before including scissors and cutting up a business card or using the cardboard back of a hotel notepad.

I’ve even tried (unsuccessfully) to use a metal hanger that I’d brought my dry cleaning on…yeah that was dumb.

What I now do is buy a bulk order of collar stays and then throw a few spares in my backpack in case I need them in a pinch. The MacGuyver method is more fun…but not nearly as professional.



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