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post #391 of 425
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Originally Posted by Billax View Post
 

Here are the seven button-down shirts whose collar roll dimensions are covered in the shirt Matrix. I elected to use a heavy tie which shows to advantage with larger collars, while disadvantaging shirts with less voluptuous measurements. Shirts with smaller proportions deserve to have a lighter weight tie, but for purposes of this comparison, I did not level the playing field.

 

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Shirt #1

Mercer


Shirt #2

The Knottery


Shirt #3

J. Press

 

Shirt #4

Brooks Brothers OCBD


Shirt #5

Land's End OCBD


Shirt #6

O'Connell's end-on-end BD


Shirt #7

Kamakura OCBD

 

 

Did all these shirts have the same neck measurements? Some look might tighter than others (or perhaps the tie was tighter).

post #392 of 425


Hi, Ballmouse, All the shirts started their lives as 16.5 X 34. However, not all the shirts were purchased at the same time. Some have shrunk a bit more than others and not all makers have an identical definition of 16.5. 

post #393 of 425
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Originally Posted by Billax View Post
 


Hi, Ballmouse, All the shirts started their lives as 16.5 X 34. However, not all the shirts were purchased at the same time. Some have shrunk a bit more than others and not all makers have an identical definition of 16.5. 

 

Additional info on this point would be greatly appreciated (i.e. which brands' collars run tight or loose).

post #394 of 425
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Hi, Ballmouse, All the shirts started their lives as 16.5 X 34. However, not all the shirts were purchased at the same time. Some have shrunk a bit more than others and not all makers have an identical definition of 16.5. 

Bouncing off this observation and an earlier comment about the unlined OCBD that BB now makes, I determined just by trying the new one on, that BB removed the lining but did not change the pattern of the collar, so it fits larger. I wore 16.5 neck before, and absolutely would have to go for a 16 now in the unlined collar. Which would be a boon since that would make it fit me better
post #395 of 425

@Billax Thanks for the photographic comparison.  I like Mercer the best, and have been meaning to get in touch with them for a while now.

 

 

@ezlau Your Mercer shirt with the slimmed down cut looks very nice, I'll have to ask them about that as well.

post #396 of 425
@PaintSplattered New customers get 25% off their oxford fabrics too! I recommend the blue university stripe, if not the silver cloud solid oxford / the silver cloud stripe.

@dieworkwear Birthing collar you said? https://www.instagram.com/p/BHiqrevhqQ1/
post #397 of 425
That was a cool review. Thanks for the comparison, Billax. I do like longer points but I agree the weight/heft of the fabric makes a difference. The shirt I had made from Tailors Keep (made from another company, I forget which) used the heaviest, stiffest oxford cloth available. It arrived practically standing up but after three washes it has a wonderful rumply look.
post #398 of 425
Seersucker popover CEGO

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post #399 of 425
^ I like that pocket style on the popover.
post #400 of 425

Where's the tie from?

post #401 of 425
Another one

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post #402 of 425
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Where's the tie from?


It was made for Brine Lacrosse (a well known lacrosse equipment manufacturer). It was given to me as a gift by a buddy of mine who posts on "The Curriculum." He's a former collegiate lacrosse player and current coach. I'm merely the Dad of a just-graduated Yale laxer. It's a tight community. Beyond that, I know nothing about the tie.

post #403 of 425

Old L L Bean (60% cotton-40% polyester Made In USA) OCBD shirt,


Chester Barrie For Carroll & Company cashmere and lambswool blend jacket, Brooks Brothers tie, and Jim Thompson pocket square. 

 

post #404 of 425

Ed Morel,

I like those popovers! I wore them in 1961, 2, and 3. Here's a quick peek from the old days:

 


It's a Gant Hugger in Madras, with 3 placket buttons plus a collar button. If you squint, you can see my Fraternity pin, just above the shirt pocket and a smidge toward the placket. The pic is from August 16th, 1962. The day is consequential to me, since it was the last day I ever wore my Kappa Sig pin! I asked a young lady to be my pinmate, she accepted and I pinned the Star and Crescent onto her blouse. A year to the day later - we were married. Next month we celebrate our 53rd Wedding Anniversary. I still consider myself the luckiest guy in the world that she said "Yes" on August 17th, 1962 and August 17th, 1963.

 

Oh, and here's the proximate cause for my post. Several years back, Brooks Brothers marketed Popover Lambswool sweaters. They were an abject failure in the marketplace, as I suspected they would be. Nonetheless, I LOVE popovers... of almost any kind, so I purchased them in each of the colors in which BB offered them. I suspected it was a buy 'em now, or buy 'em never proposition, as they'd be so unpopular they wouldn't be offered the next year. That turned out to be right! 

 

A few pix of these lambswool beauties:

 

 

 


Edited by Billax - 7/9/16 at 3:39pm
post #405 of 425
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Originally Posted by Roycru View Post
 

Old L L Bean (60% cotton-40% polyester Made In USA) OCBD shirt,


Chester Barrie For Carroll & Company cashmere and lambswool blend jacket, Brooks Brothers tie, and Jim Thompson pocket square. 

 

 

That is a delicious collar roll, Roycru!

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