sailor collar

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sail′or col`lar

a collar, as on a middy blouse, that is broad and square in the back and tapers to a Vin the front.
[1890–95, Amer.]
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Probably for lots of practical reasons They were easy to roll up when the lower leg needed freedom; if a man fell overboard, flared pants (and sailor collars) might give seamen something to grab in order to pull him back on board; bell-bottoms could also be easier to take off when soaking wet, thereby facilitating an easier escape from weighty wool clothes when a ship began to sink.
The children changed into period costumes - pinafores for girls and sailor collars for boys.
Perhaps that's why, reading Gallo's book, I kept thinking of Coleridge's lengthy "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," in which an old sailor collars a young man and forces him to sit still for his bitter, cautionary tale.