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High collars?

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Besides the double right pockets, I've been noticing another growing trend and that is a double button shirt collar. I guess nothing new, but an old idea that a lot of companies have been resurfacing like D&G or Messori. Before I had some I wanted them, and now that I have a few I want something more. While at my relative's house for Thanksgiving I looked at some photos of distant family members probably circa late 1800's/early 1900's. One young guy seemed to be quite dapper with a three-button suit, and a shirt with a collar so high that it was just under his jaw (sort of like a turtleneck if you know what I mean). So I am wondering if there are ANY companies out there that make a shirt like this anymore for I want one? Also I am wondering if these were like the dress shirts we have today, or were the collars detachable from the shirt body? (I have a stiff old collar, which appears to just button on a collarless shirt's front button, from about this same time. I seem to vaguely remember Charlie Chaplin, and/or others, in early movies wearing shirts with removable collars.) Anyways just chewin' the fat. . .
post #2 of 6
Timothy, You're right. The dual-botton spread collar is the latest trend. What is even newer is a three-button spread collar and three bottons on the cuffs with colour-treaded button holes. For the type of shirt that your "distant family member" was sporting in the old family photo, you can get Jantzen tailor in Hong Kong (http://www.jantzentailor.com/index.htm) to make. You can order via the Internet. They will simply just add extra length to the inside of the collar to get that effect. Check out the site to see the latest shirt styles.
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You're right. The dual-botton spread collar is the latest trend. What is even newer is a three-button spread collar and three bottons on the cuffs with colour-treaded button holes.
I checked their site and I saw pictures of the three button style shirts but on the order form it doesn't list it as an option. I would order a few of those if the option was actually there for it.
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Timothy, I suggest you send Jantzen an e-mail as I have already had several dual-button shirts made.
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Am I missing something here because I think the site says the shirts are $38US with no minimum order. I'd think that shipping would cost $38US.
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eldridge, The site states very clearly that shipping costs 35-40 "HONG KONG dollars", which translate into about 5 US dollars. Add 38 US dollars you get 43 US dollars a shirt, which is close to what I said ealier. I think you must have mistook HONG KONG dollar for US dollar. But if in doubt, send an e-mail to Jantzen and speak to Ricky, one of the partners there. If you're looking for a good, value-for-money shirt I strongly recommend you give it a try. I walked into a high-end French shop that sells shirts in Hong Kong today and the French guy behind the counter asked me if I was wearing a Thomas Pink shirt. But in fact I was wearing a Jantzen Tailor check shirt that cost me US$32 (I get a special price coz I'm a regular customer). Anyway, Merry Christmas and happy shopping. Cheers
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