aren't you tired of the contrast inner band lining yet?
I have been over it for two years already
I will make them if requested, but I never suggest it.
There are a few I like. I think they work nicely with soft collars. I do not recommend them either on stiff fused collars which look best buttoned-up and with a tie anyway.
So, I may try BB made-to-measure in hopes of trying to replicate the OCBD collar roll of years gone by. Has anyone tried to get them to do this via MTM/custom? By asking if, for example, they might leave out the interfused collar lining? Or is that too "custom" for their made-to-measure?
My other option is Kamakura - I live in the Upper East Side so the Manhattan shop is easy for me to visit. I'll do so this week.
Mercer I like a lot in many respects, but I really don't like billowy shirts. Otherwise, the collar looks great. From what I hear, Mercer will just size down the body, and take it in a bit - but the shape is still not very fitted. I don't buy the myth floating around that the billowy room is more traditional wrt Ivy look/OCBD - I can provide loads of pics that say otherwise. Indeed, it seems to me that the billowy shirt thing came in when the waists/torso of Americans started to balloon out.