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 No lulz for you; the bleach worked.
 Well, the re-wash didn't work, so they're currently sitting in warm water & bleach, in the vague hope that might do the trick. I have my doubts... If it doesn't work, sure, I'll snap some pics, for the lulz. To be honest it isn't such a problem if the s/sleeve shirt stays pale mint green; I have plenty of white linen or cotton/linen shirts, so having a pale mint one too is fine. It's an exceptionally even & beautiful dye job, for what it's worth! The mandarin shirt,...
So, I just did something very stupid...   Remember that lovely new Persian green shirt?   In it went into the washing machine, along with several other shirts. Including two white shirts (one s/sleeve white linen Loro Piana, and a new Luxire mandarin collar one). You can guess the results... the white shirts are now a delightful shade of pale minty green! Hoping against hope that a second wash with some stain remover might whiten them up. Might go for a little bleach...
Overcast Monday. Shirt is new, so forgive it being slightly rumpled. Once it has its first wash & press, it shrinks ver so slightly, but just enough to correct the slight collar overlap and a few other things that might be less obviously visible...  
Too late to be an entry, but I think my outfit today would have been a decent England-ish fit, esp. giving the sporting connotations of the blazer:  
The Persian green and maroon linen/cottons are both one-piece collar. I had previously asked Luxire to modify my usual spread collar into a one-piece collar for another shirt, and they did that fine by themselves without any micromanagement on my part. These are the same variant. The original spread collar (seen in the three shirts on the bottom row of the photo) is my own custom shape from my older bespoke shirts but IIRC it's not that massively different from one of...
 The Persian green, as worn last Friday: http://www.styleforum.net/t/394373/hof-what-are-you-wearing-right-now-part-iv-starting-may-2014/1500_50#post_7194227
Another gorgeous summer's day. New shirt, from Luxire. No jacket/tie so spoiler-coding.   [[SPOILER]]
Some shirts arrived today...     Clockwise, from top left: Persian Green linen/cotton, Maroon linen/cotten (I'd call it burgundy), black/maroon tattersal madras (I'd say closer to midnight navy/maroon), cream dress herringbone (more like beige), peach casual oxford (more like a fairly fine oxford), ivory white broadcloth. (Not pictured, a mandarin collar ivory white broadcloth, because the collar was creased a bit in transit and needs ironing.)   Great shirts, as...
Far from formal today, but there is some tailored clothing there, so I'm posting it here anyway. Spoiler-coded for the lack of CM-ness. And to protect your retinas from the shirt.  [[SPOILER]]
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