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Thanks very much Carl. Last question: Does the extra layer of fabric for additional body affect the roll of the collar points as well, or is it just to avoid creasing/bunching at the back and sides of the collar? Lawyerdad: I guess I never thought of that and will try a thinner knot.
Thanks very much Carl. May I follow up: 1) So, should buttondown collars always have half an inch of tie space? 2) I didn't want to simply move the buttons up because my dress shirts have point collars with slightly longer points, and I wanted the same length on buttondown collars. 3) To clarify, additional fabric but not lining is what is needed here (I am wary and want to clarify what exactly they mean by lining). And could you explain "too limp" a bit more? (In other...
I have a very specific question about the construction of buttondown collars. I patronized a tailor in Singapore on a visit and I am trying to tell them that they constructed a buttondown collar incorrectly. The shirt in question is made out of Thomas Mason silverline, a much softer fabric compared to the usual oxford fabric one might use. The tailor, first, put zero tie space on the BD collar. When the shirt is worn with a tie, the tie pinches the fabric where the...
Got it. I take it you rate their shirts as highly? Anyone have a guess as to how many washings it would take to reliably get a shirt to where it's shrunk all it can shrink, if at all?
I'm saying that in fairness, ties are rarely worn in Singapore.
In fairness, the guy is a tailor in Singapore.
I suspect the shirtmaker just does not deal with clients who wear ties. Hate tie space on my dress shirts, unfortunately.
There is probably a thread that I could not find with the search function somewhere, but can someone comment? I tried on both and Dior sneakers just seem sleeker, and not just because of the much thinner sole.
Quote: Originally Posted by Arrogant Bastard in my experience, the shrinkage isn't too dramatic Are you able to quantify? This is one area where 1/8 of an inch can make a big difference.
This is someone I met in person and who saw the finished product on me in person during a lengthier overseas visit to a relative. This is also someone I do not trust to predict the fabric's shrinkage. Nice staff, but with limited knowledge. For example, they made a buttondown collar with no tie space (so the collar is pinched and crinkled above the tie knot) and with no space for a roll (so the collar points bend inward at the points and looks stretched tightly over...
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