Most of my shirts, both dress and sport alike, are button down collar and while they are something every guy should have in his closet a spread or cutaway collar seems like a real bold alternative right about now. The flair and personality of the spread collar has this great aesthetic appeal that the button down collar cannot match (take into account different strokes for different folks). It's not so much an argument or competition in my mind as it is an attitude thing. Certain kits just call for something other than a white bread, standard button down. Phineas Cole, Paul Stewart's "younger" more fitted line, has some S/S shirting that looks pretty damn tasty and the collection is flush with the kind of collars you'd see all over The Sartorialist. The only downside is the obvious - the prices reflect the Paul Stewart name and are north of $200 a shirt. Anyhow, these vibrant stripes, gingham's and tattersall's would work quite well during the 9-5 and after (a look you can often catch Bastian in).