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post #16 of 22
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Otis: 2 questions for you: 1) did you ever have Brooks do monograming for you on RTW shirts? They seem to be unable (or unwilling?) to do monogram anywhere except usual places. 2) where did you read the excerpt about putting monogram on front shirt tail? That's where I put my monogram (on those occasions where I have them done).
Harris - I have never asked about Brooks monogramming for RTW shirts; but I have noticed their options are limited in the catalog. The article on shirt tail monograms - I can't remember for sure, I think it may have been in Esquire a couple of years ago.
post #17 of 22
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I just placed my first Jantzen order last night and saw that they had the option of monogramming your custom shirt. Being of Chinese birth, I took advantage of getting my name monogrammed in Chinese characters. Another advantage of ordering from a Hong Kong business. What do you think about monograms? Self-indulgent or a nice touch when custom-ordering a shirt? What if it is not visible when worn? I know many people would chose to place the monogram on the pocket, but I went with a no-pocket design and chose to place the monogram "On Left Arm". I hope that is not too conspicuous. If it is, I might revise my order to have it placed inside the yoke.
TACKY unless you have an alzheimer...
post #18 of 22
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TACKY unless you have an alzheimer...
Translation: Monogram is for alzheimer. Ernest cannot be matched in concision.
post #19 of 22
I have it placed inside the yoke. It saves the shirt from laundry marks and keeps the maker's label off the shirt.
post #20 of 22
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The traditional place to put a monogram (according to Flusser, Martin Greenfield and others), which is rarely seen these days, is about 4 inches above the waistline of your pants on left side (for a shirt w/ no pocket).
Like so... http://img195.echo.cx/my.php?image=chan2shirt13zb.jpg
post #21 of 22
Well, who would have figured Carmen Policy for a Kabbaz client? I saw him around town here in SF a couple of times years ago and he always seemed to give off a definite Goodfellas type of vibe. I must say, though, that even as incredibly nicely done as the logo seems to be, in my mind it unfortunately drags the shirt down to the category of freebie promo items. I think the best monograms are the most stylized ones. I wouldn't put my own monogram on anything, but I have plenty of second-hand things with other people's monograms and of these the ones I really admire are the ones you can hardly decipher (and not at all out of any squeamishness about sporting someone else's initials). It seems that in years past monograms were quite a craft and not simply a means of identification. I recently picked up a very nice bespoke Dege robe with a monogram that is nearly purely decorative--of the three letters the only one I can pick out with certainty is an "O".
post #22 of 22
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(otis @ June 17 2005,12:48) The traditional place to put a monogram (according to Flusser, Martin Greenfield and others), which is rarely seen these days, is about 4 inches above the waistline of your pants on left side (for a shirt w/ no pocket).
Like so... http://img195.echo.cx/my.php?image=chan2shirt13zb.jpg
That's not bad. I'd still keep (and do keep) my monogram below the waistline of the shirt. I kind of like them, though some of you think them gauche. By the way, that's a nice pair of trousers -- worn at the natural waist. You are to be commended sir.
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