About Swiss Stays
The World’s First Adjustable Collar Stay
Introducing Swiss Stays, the shirt collar stay that provides exemplary dress presentation for discerning men. Swiss Stays are patented collar stays that adjust to a range of collar sizes to ensure that no matter the dress shirt, you look your best. Our versatile, durable collar stays offer a simple and lasting way to ensure clean, firm shirt collars. Swiss Stays will fit virtually any men’s shirt collar on the market, making this accessory a must-have component of any businessman’s wardrobe.
Shirt collars come in over twenty-four sizes, and this patented collar stay fits all of them. The rotating attachments are simple to use, extending for added length depending on collar size. Swiss Stays not only provide a single solution to a range of collar sizes, they also ensure that bent, scissored and broken collar stays are a thing of the past. Swiss Stays were developed by the founder of the fastest-growing custom clothier in the world. Our experience in delivering high quality menswear ensures that Swiss Stays will meet your high expectations and complement the level of presentation you demand.
Founder, Inventor & Board Member
Born into the retail dynasty responsible for DSW, American Eagle and Value City, entrepreneurship and the apparel business are in David’s blood. It was David’s personal passion for European style and a deep appreciation for high-end tailoring that inspired him to create Astor & Black in 2004 at the age of 21.
His creativity and natural leadership grew the business from a one-man show into a multi-million dollar company with over 100 Professional Clothiers in every major market across the United States and Canada. In doing so he revolutionized the bespoke suit market in the United States by providing top quality custom garments at reasonable prices.
After building Astor & Black into one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S., David sold his interests to Castanea Partners in 2011. Never the one to stay idle, David turned his attention to an idea he had for an adjustable collar stay, and in a short time, he had come up with the Swiss Stay. His energy, passion and style captivate anyone who meets him, and he now finds himself poised to translate the same type of successes seen with Astor & Black to Swiss Stays.
Most recently, David’s investment firm, DSCN Capital, is invested with over 30 companies. His portfolio includes companies such as Pinterest, Lyft, Sharkk, Prive Revaux and Eydictive.
“I found myself frustrated that every time I put on a collared shirt I had to change the collar stay. I got to the point of cutting the collar stays or bending them in order to fit. I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be great if there were a one size fits all collar stay?”
– David Schottenstein, Founder of Swiss Stays
CEO & Owner
Andy Lafler brings 30+ years of sales, marketing and operations expertise to the Swiss Stays brand. Andy provides organization, efficiency and creative and logical solutions to the day to day business that keeps Swiss Stays moving at such a rapid pace.