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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by NoVaguy
transparent aluminum?

Anodized unobtainium?
post #17 of 32
I use brass collar stays from Brooks - they sell them in sets that contain three sizes. I can measure them when I get home.

I know you're looking for something more decadent but in a pinch, you may want to consider brass ones.

I can assure you that any force that would bend one of those would do enough damage to your neck that you'd forget all about bent collar stays.
post #18 of 32
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Originally Posted by medwards

I would think bone (they are known as 'collar bones' after all) or horn would work.
post #19 of 32
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
Anodized unobtainium?
Unobtainium® is what Oakley calls the sticky rubber pad bits on their sports glasses. The lenses are Plutonite®... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unobtainium
post #20 of 32
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Originally Posted by AlanC
I would think bone (they are known as 'collar bones' after all) or horn would work.
Yes. The problem is finding ones of the appropriate length.

I know this reply will provoke some har-har quips/
post #21 of 32
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian
I use brass collar stays from Brooks - they sell them in sets that contain three sizes. I can measure them when I get home. I know you're looking for something more decadent but in a pinch, you may want to consider brass ones. I can assure you that any force that would bend one of those would do enough damage to your neck that you'd forget all about bent collar stays.
Well said.
post #22 of 32
I have a pair of sterling silver collar stays from TM Lewin which are very long. Virtually Unbendable and Unbreakable.
post #23 of 32
Century 21 has sets of 10 pair in brass, ranging from 2" to 3" (mostly 2.5") for $11. They are thick enough not to be at risk of bending (unlike, say, CT brass stays). I picked up a batch today.
post #24 of 32
We should sticky this thread as an intro to SF and a warning to newbies of what they could become. And RJ, I don't mean that as an insult. Personally, it tickles my fancy that other people are just as anal as I am, but most normal people would look at us funny for even thinking what you've posted ;p
post #25 of 32
This is one of those problems that you only have early in life. There is a wooden box on my dresser that's at least half the volume of a shoe box and it's full of stays. Most of them came from the shirtmaker.

I find that there are thin plastic stays and not so thin. The not so thin work every bit as well as brass, MOP or sterling.
post #26 of 32
I actually don't quite understand why people would prefer metal stays -- on my shirts with an unfused collar, you can definitely see the outline of a heavy imprint as it weighs down the collar. I dislike that look very much -- it's less worrysome now because most of my shirts are Jantzen and they use a fused collar. Also, I've noticed that the length is not very important to me, since the key for me is to week the tips of the collar straight, and it doesn't seem to matter otherwise.
post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
Unobtainium® is what Oakley calls the sticky rubber pad bits on their sports glasses. The lenses are Plutonite®...



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unobtainium


Good lord! Is nothing sacred?
post #28 of 32
These look nice. I`m hoping to get some if I have the chance.

http://www.mariomuscariello.com/ingleseaccessori.htm
post #29 of 32
OK Simple answer...

Old credit cards or similar stiff plastic. Works like a charm. Try it. Cut it to fit. I used a card for my extra large collar.
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by damonallan
OK Simple answer...

Old credit cards or similar stiff plastic. Works like a charm. Try it. Cut it to fit. I used a card for my extra large collar.
If you cut a working credit card so you had the stripe as your stay, you could conceivably use it in an emergency to pay for something...
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