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Only two are all white. The left side is washed out; that's mostly very pale blue, or pale blue university/butcher stripe, etc.
post #182 of 363
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Only two are all white. The left side is washed out; that's mostly very pale blue, or pale blue university/butcher stripe, etc.

I counted 31. I like the overall preppiness of your collection.

post #183 of 363
Thank you, I think you are right on the count. I have a large % that are solid light blue, or light blue stripe in various shades. Recently, gf asked what color shirt I was going to wear to a function. It didn't need an answer, just an eye roll. She concluded correctly, blue.
post #184 of 363
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Thank you, I think you are right on the count. I have a large % that are solid light blue, or light blue stripe in various shades. Recently, gf asked what color shirt I was going to wear to a function. It didn't need an answer, just an eye roll. She concluded correctly, blue.

Most of mine are blue as well.

Occasionally I wear pink end on end or white poplin (just 3 of each!-the rest are all blue..plain or end on end)smile.gif
post #185 of 363
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Most of mine are blue as well.



Occasionally I wear pink end on end or white poplin (just 3 of each!-the rest are all blue..plain or end on end)smile.gif

 



The majority of mine are oxford cloth. I even like my spread collar shirts in oxford cloth. Some are pinpoint, some are royal, some are other things entirely, but most are oxford cloth. If you can tell, there are 5 identical light blue OCBDs in there, there aren't six because I was wearing one at the time.
post #186 of 363
Light blue dominates my closet, too. I own two white shirts only, and could probably get away with just one. My only other solid right now is a lilac.

I have some checks and stripes for patterned shirts ranging from pretty casual to ones you can suit up with.

It's business casual in my office so a suit would be overkill but I go with a SC, shirt, and tie most days and don't feel overdressed at all.

Semi-spread for most collars but I own a couple button down collars, too.
post #187 of 363
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Only two are all white. The left side is washed out; that's mostly very pale blue, or pale blue university/butcher stripe, etc.

 

Your organization is like mine- but a little different!  I go whites, white w/stripes, yellows, yellow patterns, pinks, pink pattern, blue, blue pattern, all by shade light-to-dark left to right- until my dreaded black shirt on the far right where it has hung in solemn repose for some 5 years now...waiting. 

post #188 of 363
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Your organization is like mine- but a little different!  I go whites, white w/stripes, yellows, yellow patterns, pinks, pink pattern, blue, blue pattern, all by shade light-to-dark left to right- until my dreaded black shirt on the far right where it has hung in solemn repose for some 5 years now...waiting. 

I don't have pink or yellow, except for the one pink you can see on the right.
post #189 of 363
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Your organization is like mine- but a little different!  I go whites, white w/stripes, yellows, yellow patterns, pinks, pink pattern, blue, blue pattern, all by shade light-to-dark left to right- until my dreaded black shirt on the far right where it has hung in solemn repose for some 5 years now...waiting. 

I go white, pink, blue...although I don't really rotate successfully, I just wear the best fitting bespoke shirt o own at that time until it literally disintegrates into a pile of cotton threads, wearing my few "Jermyn Street" shirts whilst it's being washed.

That way I know I'm safe with my bespoke collection for as long as possible, although I keep buying more, and in 2014 hope to add another 7 from Anna and have a year off shirts next year to top up other bespoke parts of my wardrobe...resolution no bespoke Japanesr jeans until 1.1.2015, broken miserably last time I made it!!

The rainbow of colours looks beautiful - I used to wear lilac too, but it doesn't suit me really..
post #190 of 363
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Most of mine are blue as well.



Occasionally I wear pink end on end or white poplin (just 3 of each!-the rest are all blue..plain or end on end)smile.gif

 



The majority of mine are oxford cloth. I even like my spread collar shirts in oxford cloth. Some are pinpoint, some are royal, some are other things entirely, but most are oxford cloth. If you can tell, there are 5 identical light blue OCBDs in there, there aren't six because I was wearing one at the time.

I couldn't wear Oxford, although it's much more durable than the high count poplins I uniquely wear in my expensive bespoke shirts.
My skin is so soft, frail and fragile that I need the softest leathers, the purest cottons or I'm in agony - it would be hard for you to imagine.

Luckily I have Anna, and I wear the TMLewin and Hawes and Cutis shirts (100s) rarely just to prolong the life of my favourite shirts, the Carlo Riva lavender blue end on end with the white pleated front is now disintegrating as I wear it constantly.
It has been worth every last euro..
post #191 of 363
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We all seem to be in agreement that about 20 nice shirts is the optimum number, which is about where I'll be when I've bought this years supply:)

No we don't. Consensus or average is a different matter.



You clearly have some fanatical obsession with your AM shirts.
post #192 of 363
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No we don't. Consensus or average is a different matter.



You clearly have some fanatical obsession with your AM shirts.

You've obviously never worn a fully bespoke, hand sewn shirt

It's hard to go down when you've hit the top!smile.gif
post #193 of 363
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No we don't. Consensus or average is a different matter.



You clearly have some fanatical obsession with your AM shirts.

Maybe you're right!

I even sleep in the old ones when they're worn completely through with pyjama bottoms until they rip because of the love and care that went into each tiny hand stitch.

My TMLewin and Hawes and Curtis shirts are like sandpaper in comparison.

I I intend to stock up this year, then hopefully buy more bespoke John Lobb boots and bespoke Japanese denim jeans next year.

I also need to clear some medical bills (big), and I'd like to part exchange my jewellery collection into an heirloom diamond that I can pass down through to my sisters daughter.
I've had to sell most of my jewellery to pay medical expenses but I've got a few nice pieces left that would be better combined into one great ring.

If I prove the doctors wrong yet again, and hang on for a few more years I might be able to Px that towards a bigger diamond...but I'm so frail, nobody really knows.

So I indulge myself in Anna's shirts because they make me feel better:-)
post #194 of 363

a little off topic but on shirts still, how are thom browne shirts? and how do they fit/compare to say, uniqlo oxfords? am about a 36-38" chest.


Edited by orlylow - 1/5/14 at 6:01am
post #195 of 363

Diamonds don't have much value as investments, and in a few generation the scam might be dissolved. I wouldn't pick them as heirlooms.

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