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post #31 of 44
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Two- or even three-button throat closures are on the rise as well.

Two-button throat closures are great, especially if you have a long neck and need high collars.

Three buttons otoh, no.
post #32 of 44
i noticed that too for giorgio armani new arrival shirts
post #33 of 44
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These douches have permanently turned me off to a classic look, one that traces back to a day when rich men showed off their wealth and ability to clean their detachable, starched collars after each wear by commissioning a contrasting collar for their blue shirting. Dah, well.
In olden days I thought contrasting collars were actually associated with the low- to middle- income classes. Since suits were worn all the time, the body of the shirt wore out much slower than the exposed collar and cuffs. Collar and cuffs were replaced and, since it was not possible to match the colour or patter on the body of the shirt, people used neutral (white) cloth for these. It was a less expensive solution than buying a new shirt.

Or are you referring to the Gordon Gecko era?
post #34 of 44
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i noticed that too for giorgio armani new arrival shirts

OMFG is every post of yours about goddam Armani?!!!







post #35 of 44
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OMFG is every post of yours about goddam Armani?!!!








He's super funny
post #36 of 44
I rock, with pride, the contrast collar. And, they are all Ralph's. I have worn them since the '80s and I will not stop.

Mike
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post #38 of 44
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i noticed that too for giorgio armani new arrival shirts

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OMFG is every post of yours about goddam Armani?!!!



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He's super funny

Take a look at his blog in his sig line. ROTFLMMFAO!
post #39 of 44
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Take a look at his blog in his sig line. ROTFLMMFAO!

Haha, wow, that's hysterical.
post #40 of 44
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Am I the only one who thinks contrast collars (almost) always look bad?

No. And the same applies to "club collars." The pictures of both in this thread make the case.
post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by Bull View Post
When my friends and I go to happy hour, it always seems that the loudest, most obnoxious/miserable assholes in the bar are the guys harassing the waitresses and proudly sporting loud, ill-fitting, light blue shirting with a bright white collar.

These are the guys who hit on girls mercilessly claiming that they're "bankers" when, in fact, they are bank tellers or - at best - one of those guys who calls you from your local bank after your balance has exceeded some arbitrary amount ($10,000) and they want you to stop in as soon as possible so that they can 'splain all the amazing shit they can do to your account now that you're a super duper highfalutin VIP customer of the bank.

These douches have permanently turned me off to a classic look, one that traces back to a day when rich men showed off their wealth and ability to clean their detachable, starched collars after each wear by commissioning a contrasting collar for their blue shirting. Dah, well. Collars don't detach any more (unless you're Bown's Bespoke and you're into costumish get-ups), so this look has outlived its usefulness anyway.

Beware the bright white collar on the light blue shirt. It is steadily firming-up its place as the international sign of douchebaggotry, something of a sartorial Von Dutch or Ed Hardy.


I think it's far from the douchebaggery of Ed Hardy. Even though, you were only citing that to make a point.

If the majority of individuals you encountered wearing contrasting collared shirts were well mannered, you likely wouldn't be ranting that way.

My point being, that regardless of the way any individual acts, any Ed Hardy, Von Dutch, or tacky looking crap is going to look like crap regardless of the character of the person wearing it. I'd say, rock the contrast collar, be nice to people you encounter and change the perception of a few people out there who think that all guys in contrast collared shirts are Gordon Gecko douchebag bankers.
post #42 of 44
Contrast collar shirt need to be made good,
many look cheap.
post #43 of 44
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Originally Posted by pendragon View Post
No. And the same applies to "club collars." The pictures of both in this thread make the case.

Most club collar shirt look bad because they are cheap.
Club collar shirt need to be made proper.
post #44 of 44
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Haha, wow, that's hysterical.

You guys really need to read this thread.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...=195007&page=2

It's epic.
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