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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I am seriously considering ordering a couple of oxford cloth pop-overs from cable car clothiers. I really like the look, and IIRC, this style goes to back to the days when the OCBD shirts were really sport shirts.

For those of you who don't know what I am talking about, here is a pic from the website:



I have a a blue short-sleeve oxford cloth shirt and a cotton madras shirt from BB Black fleece in this style (with 4 placket buttons though, so when tucked in it does not look any different from a regular shirt). I really enjoy wearing them. I want to get a more casual looking shirt , for more variety and for those casual occasions where a polo shirt (with w/o pony) would not really be appropriate. 'How different is this?' you ask? I don't really know, but to me, the BD collar/oxford cloth combo looks really crisp and smarter than your usual polo shirt.

Apart from CCC, does anyone know of other RTW sources for similar shirts?

**ps: and yes, the model above seems to be wearing "dress" denims. Looks hella' cool.
post #2 of 15
What you are calling a popover is actually the original form of the BB polo shirt. It wasn't standardized with a full front, or "coat" style, placket until John Wood took over after WWII.

Mercer offers a pullover polo as an MTO option.


- B
post #3 of 15
how did that modle get into that shirt.
it is a size to small.
you need to be rather limber to do so as there is no stretch in oxford cloth as there is in a knit shirt.

I have made a number of these over the years. just not in oxford cloth.
post #4 of 15
Actually, I think you'll find that this even predates the Wars of the Roses. The amazing thing is that the filename even contains the word pop.
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post
how did that model get into that shirt. it is a size to small.
Just a guess, but I'll bet it's pinned or clipped at the back just for the photo shoot.
post #6 of 15
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Just a guess, but I'll bet it's pinned or clipped at the back just for the photo shoot.

maybe, but the yoke is too short and it is pulling at the armhole.
there used to be a skinny shirtmaker named G. George that wore voile pullovers.
post #7 of 15
I used to wear these in high school. Half placket front, third collar button. Reyn Spooner hawaiian prints, madras and seersucker short sleevers.

Gant just came out with a design from their archives in solid oxford cloth, long sleeve. I think it's only available at Barneys.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post
I used to wear these in high school. Half placket front, third collar button. Reyn Spooner hawaiian prints, madras and seersucker short sleevers.

Gant just came out with a design from their archives in solid oxford cloth, long sleeve. I think it's only available at Barneys.

Ditto- used to be popular in butcher stripes etc.
post #9 of 15
All of a sudden the idea of a popover shirt for spring/summer as an alternative to a polo shirt is really appealing. The only trouble is that I cannot find one anywhere, let alone one with a pointed placket. Any ideas guys?
post #10 of 15
I'm having a couple made in Grandi & Rubinelli linen - curious to see how they eventually turn out.
post #11 of 15
Who is making them?
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Who is making them?

Geneva
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
Oh wow, it's like taking a trip in the time machine. I don't even remember starting this thread.

I got mine from Mercer and I really enjoy them for wearing in summer.

B, weren't you considering getting a few made as well earlier? Don't remember if it was Dege or Mina, but if you did get them made, I'd love to see some photos.
Edited by srivats - 4/3/12 at 7:45pm
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post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
B, thanks for the photos -- those look absolutely terrific. The collars look soooooooo nice. Mina did a great job for you! Am I right in guessing that the fabric is S-G chambray?

I am going to check with David if he can source a good pale blue chambray for me.
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