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All quotes originally posted by T4phage: Quote: Let us know how the shirt turns out. I'll post in the custom-shirt (Geneva) thread. Quote: As for the LP grey with lavender stripes, I have a shirt made of that fabric, got it made last summer in Rome.  VERY NICE shirt.  You should have started with that.. There must be some confusion here, the LP grey with lavender pinstripe fabric was wool, unless I'm seriously mistaken. I...
Originally posted by T4phage: Quote: I've heard you mention La Cordonniere, and I will check it out when I go to Paris. Is it La Cordonniere or La Cordonnerie (Anglaise)? If the latter, I believe Oger (in the Netherlands) stocks some of their products. And a search on Google led me to La Cordonnerie's website. Not to cheat you out of a trip to Paris of course T4phage   . Just to let you know that, in an emergency, you have a resource nearby. MtB
Originally posted by Shirtmaven: Quote: Who is man enough to wear Lavender/purple? I love  lavender shirts with Charcoal gray. While I was out ordering a first m-t-m shirt yesterday (admittedly blue), I also selected a fabric for a new suit. Although I did not end up choosing the fabric, I was severely tempted by a Loro Piana grey-ground lavender pinstripe. Very discreet and, in my mind, distinguished. And yes, I do wear purple shirts (solid...
As a reminder: Quote: Well, I suppose in a month or so, when I've gathered all my courage I'll order a 'test-shirt' by Maffeis. Thank you for the feedback, I'm not all that great an expert on judging construction(-quality) so a more expert opinion is (always) helpful. I'll be sure to let you know how I like it when I receive the shirt. I finally gathered all my courage and ordered the (m-t-m) 'test-shirt' yesterday. It's an 'antique'-striped blue...
Originally posted by acole: Quote: To the well-dressed man, however, the world suddenly seems a vicious and foreboding place.  The sharp protrusions of tables, chairs, and door-handles lash out at defenseless trouser buttons and pleats.  Barbaric hordes of stones, curbs, overhanging baseboard heaters, luggage wheels, brake pedals, and other ankle-high perils menace the unwary Alden calfskin oxford, while the bespoke shirt and woven-silk tie cringe before...
Are pale pink shirts O.K. for men? YES. MtB
Originally posted by Mike C. Quote: No one would ever see the lining. The only benefit is that the customer knows it's there. It's like a dirty little secret that you can chuckle to yourself about. Let me start by mentioning that I too have 'discovered' the charm of a fancy-coloured lining. And yes, it puts a smile on my face. I therefore, wouldn't call it a dirty secret. Second, no one would ever see the lining? I disagree: I sometimes need to walk...
Originally posted by friendlyone: Quote: I agree. But what is the reason why shirts should show clearly above the collar? Apart from the 'visual' reasons mentioned above, how about this one for an explanation? It's far easier (not to mention cheaper) to clean a shirt collar than a jacket collar... Not to imply anything about personal standards of cleanliness these days, but I can imagine standards being at a lower level in earlier times. And come to...
Originally posted by T4phage: Quote: I would suggest you try one and see how you like it. Well, I suppose in a month or so, when I've gathered all my courage I'll order a 'test-shirt' by Maffeis. Thank you for the feedback, I'm not all that great an expert on judging construction(-quality) so a more expert opinion is (always) helpful. I'll be sure to let you know how I like it when I receive the shirt. MtB.
Originally posted by T4phage: Quote: Originally posted by Looking to Improve: Quote: ..Florence... And I probably will go, because I still want to peek inside Neuber's and revisit Eredi Chiarini Royal. It shan't be soon, though... Where would I find this outlet centre? If you are going to Italy soon, shy don't you buy your MTM shirt there since it is alway cheaper (by at least Euro 50) than ordering it in Nederlands? Actually,...
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