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Monogram placement

post #1 of 40
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I was thinking about, for shits and giggles, getting a monogram on the front of my shirt for a Jantzen order. I was thinking about halfway between the chest and the waist, on my right side, your left as you look at me. I think Vintage Gent posted a shot of himself wearing a monogramed shirt like that and I liked the look. Not something for everyday, but a nice shirt to pull out of the closet to wear occasionally. Anyone done that? VG: You have that pix?
post #2 of 40
I tried it many years ago, on one of my first custom shirt orders. Most people would notice it by thinking that it was a stain and when I explained that it was a monogram, they thought me pretentious. Finally, I had to agree with them.
post #3 of 40
left elbow.
post #4 of 40
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Originally Posted by globetrotter
left elbow.

Now that's Trad.


When I've done monograms, they've been on the shirt front tail, below the waist. I was called a bounder (or near to it) on another thread for this taste, but I still like it.
post #5 of 40
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Originally Posted by globetrotter
left elbow.


Very Fred Astaire
post #6 of 40
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Originally Posted by Stu
Very Fred Astaire


wow, in 39 years that is the first time I have ever done anything even remotly fred astaire lke.
post #7 of 40
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Originally Posted by globetrotter
wow, in 39 years that is the first time I have ever done anything even remotly fred astaire lke.

Come on, I'm sure you've tasted ginger.
post #8 of 40
I dont usually do monograms but Paris Custom Shirts is working on an "FNB" one with a crown above it. Ill be sure to post photos. Placement will probably be on the left side of the chest.
post #9 of 40
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
Come on, I'm sure you've tasted ginger.
lol
post #10 of 40
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Originally Posted by Stu
I was thinking about, for shits and giggles, getting a monogram on the front of my shirt for a Jantzen order. I was thinking about halfway between the chest and the waist, on my right side, your left as you look at me. I think Vintage Gent posted a shot of himself wearing a monogramed shirt like that and I liked the look. Not something for everyday, but a nice shirt to pull out of the closet to wear occasionally. Anyone done that? VG: You have that pix?

As requested, Stu. It's the fourth (last) picture.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...highlight=Chan
post #11 of 40
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
Come on, I'm sure you've tasted ginger.


lol
post #12 of 40
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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
As requested, Stu. It's the fourth (last) picture.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...highlight=Chan


Now see, that's kind of cool. I wouldn't do it to all my shirts, but one or two to mix things up and throw people for a loop now and then would be cool.
post #13 of 40
Here are a couple of the more entertaining ones we've done. Hand embroidered like this requires 3-4 hours each.

post #14 of 40
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Originally Posted by Tommy Cheese
Regina FNB! How arriviste.

Tommy Cheese
Hard to please


Here's a treat for you Tommy, you can read about exquisite shirts for a change of pace:

http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/is-paris-burning

And, yes, in general, I think monograms are terribly arriviste, but for a piece of visual artwork for my website, its a great conversation piece. Pssst, my initials really aren't FNB.

And the two supplied above as examples underscore my point, and I am indebted to their examples of arrivistism. The athletic one for the cleveland clowns fits their working class ethic, and the one with the crown is exactly how someone without a proper approach to taste would interpret what I was talking about. The monogram I am working on for FNB will be elegant and enviable both.
post #15 of 40
Inside the yoke (where the label usually is). Helps with the cleaners but is rarely seen.
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