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Spotted on the subway

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Doubtless this will make the purists amongst us spit blood, but yesterday on my way home I saw an intriguing thing. A guy was sporting what looked like a regular oxford cloth button down but ... with french cuffs. I'm pretty sure he hadn't done a Constanza, and it wasn't a tie-less tab collar, or one of those Rumsfeld-esque hidden button jobbies. It was like a pure synthesis. Here's the killer ... it looked pretty good... I think I'd like one. So, has anyone seen this kind of thing? Is it just my naivete to think that such a thing didn't exist? Who makes them?
post #2 of 19
Thom Browne makes french cuff oxford shirts. They come in solids as well as white cuff/collar.
post #3 of 19
Was the guy also wearing a double-breasted suit with notch lapels, a belt and braces, and a matching tie and pocket square? If you are going to break one felony level sartorial rule, might as well break all the serious rules.
post #4 of 19
I saw a 4 button double breasted with notched lapels today. It was funny, actually. Walking around midtown I decided I should bring a camera and document for this board the various outfits of random strangers - the good, the bad, and the ugly. There are some amazing outfits in midtown... and some attrocious ones. Then I thought how people would react to a random person taking there picture and thought better of the idea.
post #5 of 19
Interesting enough, I was at the offices of Skadden Arps the other day, and one of their senior partners was also sporting the hideous buttondown/french-cuff shirt. Looked terrible, and I was very suprised to see a senior-level exec at a top law firm wearing such a thing. Sustanon
post #6 of 19
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Was the guy also wearing a double-breasted suit with notch lapels, a belt and braces, and a matching tie and pocket square? If you are going to break one felony level sartorial rule, might as well break all the serious rules.
Shouldn't it also be a "black suit"
post #7 of 19
if this was in the city, it should be 'brown suit'.
post #8 of 19
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if this was in the city, it should be 'brown suit'.
With pinstripes, for city. Jon.
post #9 of 19
...although that goes against the title of the thread, "spotted" on the subway. oh no i didn't...
post #10 of 19
Mildly odd but not ultra-terrible in my book.
post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
OK ok ok. I guess I don't want one any more.
post #12 of 19
Elvis sported them occasionally in his movies. I don't mind the look myself - could work with a mod 60s style suit.
post #13 of 19
I don't know, man. I'm not brave enough to wear one of these. I mean, why go through the trouble of having fussy french cuffs if you're willing to go with a comfortable soft button-down collar? Or are you talking about those stiff button-down collars with the buttons a bit higher up from the peaks? (A new phenomenon, at least to me.)
post #14 of 19
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I don't know, man. I'm not brave enough to wear one of these. I mean, why go through the trouble of having fussy french cuffs if you're willing to go with a comfortable soft button-down collar? Or are you talking about those stiff button-down collars with the buttons a bit higher up from the peaks? (A new phenomenon, at least to me.)
It strikes me as the kind of shirt someone might wear if they've worn button-down collars their whole life, and wants to dress up their navy blazer/sack suit. They wouldn't even conceive of trying another collar. Trad trad, trad trad trad.
post #15 of 19
My aunt was murdered by a button-down collar. True story.
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