I notice that the collar with a white band in it (generally worn with a black shirt) is often called a 'Roman collar.' Also, the appearance of the collar is slightly different as used by different denominations. If the band is a little wider from side to side, the minister is usually Episcopalian. The smaller square design seems to be associated with Orthodox Christians and the Roman Catholics.
I was wondering why this is? How old is the use of the collar, who gave it the name and why did the different churches choose the different appearances?
Thanks in advance for any help.