I’ve been surprising myself lately with my whims for more kink-equipment for myself. First it was my ball gag that I reviewed previously, now this collar? Who would have thought I’d be wanting all this? Well, here we are. And here this is: the Crimson Tied Regal Sub Collar manufactured by Master Series that I bought from Extreme Restraints.
The specs: This collar is made of faux leather with red contrasting stitching. Unlike most collars, it has an interesting lapel detailing with a little crown motif, which lends it some style. It has a buckle closure and will fit necks from 15 inches to 18 inches. comfortably. The D-ring can be used to attach a leash to.
The collar is a comfortable fit and probably will be for anyone in the 15-18 inch range. The buckle closure works well to prevent the collar from coming off at inopportune times. The d-ring is stitched in a stable way so no amount of tugging caused it to move around or pop any of the stitching. While the faux-leather is shinier than in the product images, it still looks very nice (and I’ve been fond of pairing the collar with my red and black iCollection lace teddy that I’ve reviewed previously.)
However, I would still say that this collar is more decorative than anything, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I mean, if you’re drawn to the design you probably want it for looks mostly. What I mean by this is that I found that the collar isn’t padded enough to be comfortable for any kind of harsh leash tugging. The collar digs in and presses on the wind pipe, which is, needless to say, uncomfortable. Unless you’re into that.
As for maintenance, this collar isn’t too difficult to upkeep. If needed it can be wiped off with a soft cloth and none of the metal has tarnished during my few months of use. However, the shape requires a bit of forethought in storage. I found that the lapels, while a pretty design feature, are prone to twisting and curling if they’re not pressed flat. For storage, I would recommend either a separate box or you could just pay some extra mind that you’re not stacking toys on top that will push the lapels into a curled shape.
The bottom line is that this is a really pretty collar and if you’re attracted to the design there is no real downside to it. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea because of the extra lapel-design features and crown, but if it is I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
If you would like your own Crimson Tied Regal Sub Collar, you can find it on Extreme Restraints here. For a decorative, interesting alternative to a traditional collar, I think this is a good bet. Just don’t expect it to be useful for too-heavy play.