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.
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.
fabric looks like it's going to make one natty collar roll. can't wait to see the finished result
are these oxfords are going to be mtm?
We can hope:
Originally Posted by impolyt_one
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.