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post #21856 of 40745
He said white, blue, and mystery color.
post #21857 of 40745
Thread Starter 
there is no mystery color, just white, blue, and blue (light and medium blue) - might be able to get some stripes or maybe one more traditional Ox color later but gotta seek that out, I think they might come with a different selvedge line. The white and blues have that tri-stripe selvedge. Aren't gonna see much of the selvedge line in the shirt, but we'll keep it on there up the inside of the placket or something. Gotta stay mad superdenim approved. More importantly, I'm just happy with the hand of the fabric - it's nice and beefy, and seems durable Perfect for this application.

Question of tastes - we'll pre-shrink the fabric, but as you might know, fabric still shrinks a little more after several washes. I actually like the slight pucker on an OCBD. It adds some character and I'd feel an OCBD might look slightly off without it, actually. What do you guys think? I don't know how much we can modulate that short of washing the shit out of the fabric before it touches the machine, but still.
post #21858 of 40745
You just also test wash them in both a top and front load washer and see how much wrinkle if any.

Every Sunday I spend 2+ hours ironing all my shirts damnit
Creases on the arms or across the right chest pocket all the way down.

(Using a front load washer)

And even when I put it on no spin it is still wrinkled. I believe it is inherit of the fabric like when they chose the cut/swatch.
post #21859 of 40745
I can't remember the last time I ironed anything
post #21860 of 40745
I did not realize Uniqlo OCBD get so wrinkled

Surprisingly all their dress shirts so far (spread collars) have minimal wrinkles. WEIRD ...


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White, 2 blues, and a stripe would be a great rotation through the week. A stripe blue like your dress shirt, Drew, would be nice but I reckon that fabric would be hard to find in the hand you want.
post #21861 of 40745
Do you dry them? Pulling them out of the dryer immediately after finishing to hang up will solve most wrinkles. I don't dry my nicer shirts but uniqlo/jcrew etc. I do.
post #21862 of 40745
Gotta iron if you wanna keep that mandatory bizcas looking fresh and you're forced to work w/ laundromats.

I'm looking forward to how these shirts are going to turn out, but I don't think all these people chiming in realize how much all this handiwork and great fabric is going to bump up the $$$. Don't high-end MC shirts regularly cost upwards of $300? I doubt TOJ OCBD v2.0 is going to get all the way up there, but it's gonna be a far cry from the $80 v1 started at (iirc).
post #21863 of 40745
^I only hand dry my shirts then steam iron afterwards. It really is unsightly with all the wrinkles even if I wanted to wear it informal SW&D

If you guys want to talk about pricing you need no look far in this forum...
post #21864 of 40745
Thread Starter 
Yeah, don't expect these things to come cheap. Good MC shirts hover around $200-300 at discount, they retail for like $400-600 sometimes. I know they might end up being too expensive for some people, but if so, there's other choices out there for them, can't have all the niceties without paying a bit for them. There's plenty of shirts on the market to choose from. I just want to make a really all-out nice one that is unique and in good taste.
post #21865 of 40745
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

Yeah, don't expect these things to come cheap. Good MC shirts hover around $200-300 at discount, they retail for like $400-600 sometimes. I know they might end up being too expensive for some people, but if so, there's other choices out there for them, can't have all the niceties without paying a bit for them. There's plenty of shirts on the market to choose from. I just want to make a really all-out nice one that is unique and in good taste.

You can find discount Neapolitan shirts with hand sewing for less than that. Shop The Finest, for example, has Borrelli, Finamore, Fray, etc at 100-200. Only amateurs buy those shirts at retail anyway. You can get bespoke shirts made by reputable tailors with fabric from the same Italian/Swiss mills and with the same level of construction for the same price or cheaper.

(Not that this means anything for TOJ pricing)
post #21866 of 40745
Anyone with a fishtail or cwu in size 44 (both in black) that they want to get rid of PM me

Used my money before cutoff date for a holiday lol
post #21867 of 40745
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Originally Posted by mike1445 View Post

TOJ is on hiatus as far as jackets are concerned, I believe pants are available albeit with limited email help, shirts may be forthcoming

Can this be confirmed?
post #21868 of 40745
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Originally Posted by Aeneas View Post

Can this be confirmed?
New orders for trousers are only open to dudes who have already made an order for pants before the cut-off date.
post #21869 of 40745
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Originally Posted by omgcookielol View Post

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Originally Posted by Aeneas View Post

Can this be confirmed?
New orders for trousers are only open to dudes who have already made an order for pants before the cut-off date.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/217855/the-new-official-toj-thread-2011/21465#post_5606184
post #21870 of 40745
Oh well. Thanks for the response.
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