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post #23206 of 45018

^If you mean an A-1 or A-2 or cwu 45, then yes.  If you mean an MA-1 then no.

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Originally Posted by hhenryhhh View Post

Can't wait for this TOJ oxford.
I'd like to know what the front pocket looks like.

It's very normal looking this time. I wanted to go with a completely non-stylized classic oxford shirt style in v2, and focus on making each major part (fabric, buttons, construction) better than what one normally sees in an oxford.

button snapshot:

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post #23208 of 45018

damn how thick are they!

post #23209 of 45018
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They are really noticeably thick and dished, I wore it outside yesterday and I think I saw a couple normal people do double takes. I will get a pic of them down the row in a bit once my phone charges. It's really apparent how nice these buttons are when you see them laced up in a row.

I think the driving point I really wanted to make with this shirt, and I think it's now made, is that shirts you guys are familiar with basically come in two tiers - there's the mass produced things like BoO and their subsequent followers, and even some nicer machine-made things like Black Fleece where they actually try for some things like MOP buttons and single needle, Black Fleece even has a faux hand-attached cuff effect done on machine - but then if you step up and commit to making a shirt with handwork, not cutting corners, not assigning machines to do things because it's cheaper - you're in a different echelon, one that can't be imitated without really coming with the goods. For casual shirts this barely exists, especially in the SW+D conscious. The labor cost is almost 10x as much but it's worth it. It just doesn't get much better than this.
post #23210 of 45018
fabric looks like it's going to make one natty collar roll. can't wait to see the finished result icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
are these oxfords are going to be mtm?
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Originally Posted by sartbaeklv View Post

fabric looks like it's going to make one natty collar roll. can't wait to see the finished result icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
are these oxfords are going to be mtm?

We can hope:
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

Oh, and we'll continue to use the same size chart, but with v2, I'm open to allowing length changes. That suits most people. I really like the TOJ shirt block, I just wish I could push the quality way up to untouchable status - and now, that's what I am going to attempt to do.
If there's a genuine need for MTM and people can handle the responsibility of measuring themselves, I can consider that too. Part of it being the ultimate shirt means it needs to fit properly too, obviously. Since it's mostly a casual shirt, we may only need basic measurements, like 4 or 5.
post #23212 of 45018
roughly how much will that oxford cost? nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by ambivalence View Post

roughly how much will that oxford cost? nod[1].gif

400 give or take patch[1].gif
post #23214 of 45018
So happy about normal looking pockets. I always thought a simple horizontal stitch or maybe a shallow v was more than sufficient.
post #23215 of 45018
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Originally Posted by hhenryhhh View Post

I always thought a simple horizontal stitch or maybe a shallow v was more than sufficient.

With shirts as with girls.
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

400 give or take patch[1].gif

Didn't I just recently make an elaborate, over the top video explaining that it's not going to be $400?!?! ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gif

Somebody asked how thick the buttons are, here's a little demo:
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(disregard vegetable soup splatter stain in this pic redface.gif )
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post #23217 of 45018
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up the line

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'merica! This shirt is nice enough to wear to a $50,000 a plate fundraiser.

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Man, good thing the church next door woke me up this morning.
post #23220 of 45018
Why'd you opt against crow foot stitch on the buttons? Pocket shape looks nice. Are there no buttons on that collar? puzzled.gif
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