The mds Roman shirtfront is made quite differently. After spending years perfecting our fabric collars, we knew about their comfort and utility, so we incorporated the same technique into our shirtfront. Made of a very soft blend of 80% polyester and 20% Viscose, fully lined with adjustable elastic ties. The Roman Collar is all one piece, all fabric and washable. The collar is unique and fits according to your necks exact size, with a velcro finish. (None of the pesky plastic.) The front is longer than average. It simply tucks in (or cut and finish by a tailor for a perfect fit). Completely machine washable, saving many $$$ and time plus of course cutting down on pollution.