Just a follow up on the off-centre collar issue - MT was able to give me full credit for my order or re-make the shirt. I opted for the credit; aside from the collar issue on the OCBD, the other specs are exactly as I had requested it. Fantastic customer service and depending on time of day, you can expect to receive instant replies from their Customer Service e-mail.
Made a few tweaks on measurements and opted for thick unbranded white MOPs for my next order of 4 shirts. Roughly $47 shipped per shirt (2 ply fabrics) from their semi-annual sale.
^ the stripes on the collar. Vertical on one side, horizontal on the other. The buttons not being aligned is a given.
It's a twill fabric. The "stripes" as you say are not really stripes, they are the fabric texture and all twill shirts have the same type of collar. If you recall, there was a recent picture of Spoo with a twill shirt on and the texture on the collar went the exact same way as the texture in the above picture. I agree the buttons are ridiculous, but I don't think the direction of the twill fabric is wrong, especially when you have the texture going diagonal in the body of the shirt.
I want high fabric quality white shirt, don't want it to be see through. What fabric would you recomend: sea island (it's 80 thread count), 140 thread count, or most expensive (but i's only 120 thread count) or other? Would be wearing it with dark denim.
From this image you think the buttons are aligned?
It s just angle effect.
Another thing Twill =/= Stripes.
Twill is a type of textile weave with a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twill