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^ Lovely outfit, gregaz.
post #108 of 307
Most ocbd are going to roll eventually, that is the nature of the shirt. If it is that big of a deal then try a diffrent style collar.
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Originally Posted by bowtielover View Post
Most ocbd are going to roll eventually, that is the nature of the shirt. If it is that big of a deal then try a diffrent style collar.



Do you even understand what this thread is about? We are *appreciating* the beauty of a nice roll in a OCBD, not denigrating it.
post #110 of 307
NOS Sero "The Purist" ocbd (light interlining in the collar) - haven't had a chance to try this one with a tie yet.
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- B
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Vox, you'll appreciate these - I've got two late 1950s BB ocbds incoming and can't wait to try the collar roll...and how about that 5-button placket.


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Awesome.

- B
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I received some Black Fleece BDs made from broad cloth, they are good for summer. Nice collar rolls,hard to beat BB when it comes to button down shirts. Still waiting for my order for classic candy stripes
post #115 of 307
Does anyone else have this problem with BB OCBDs? When I unbutton the top button (or first two buttons), the color tends to fall over to the left and right of my shoulders with the movement of my neck, rather than maintaining the "roll." I can fix this by repositioning it with my hands. Is this normal?
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Vox, you'll appreciate these - I've got two late 1950s BB ocbds incoming and can't wait to try the collar roll...and how about that 5-button placket.

Interesting that the placket stops short of the bottom shirt front. I guess Black Fleece did their research after all. I thought it was just a weird Thom Browne-ism.
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Interesting that the placket stops short of the bottom shirt front. I guess Black Fleece did their research after all. I thought it was just a weird Thom Browne-ism.

It's a throwback to the original design of the Brooks polo, which was something that we would call a "popover" these days. Sometime in the 1940s, I think, Jack Wood ordered that the OCBD be converted to a "coat front" for marketing and sales reasons, their term for a shirt that opened all the way to the hem. For awhile, they kept the placket at the same termination point, which is what you see in BBC's number. Later on, the placket was extended to what we're used to today except in the Black Fleece revival version.

Wood himself never liked the coat front, noting that it made him feel "naked."


- B
post #118 of 307
Very cool BBC, is the hardware all original?
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
It's a throwback to the original design of the Brooks polo, which was something that we would call a "popover" these days.

Thanks for the info, B. I used to wear popover shirts all the time in high school. But, I'd only seen them in short sleeve sport shirt versions (madras, seersucker). A long sleeve dress shirt popover would be kinda cool.
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A long sleeve dress shirt popover would be kinda cool.

working on it along with a regular version. Regular no pocket, popover one with buttonned flap pocket.
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