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post #3541 of 7028
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Not bad Axel but get a spray bottle for when you iron your shirts to smooth out those collars.

Yea, my shirts from Geneva all seem to have this issue whereas none of my CEGO shirts do. I am not sure if it has to do with the fabric which was sourced from Tip Top, the completely unlined collars or something about the way Geneva cuts the cloth.
post #3542 of 7028
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post
Yea, my shirts from Geneva all seem to have this issue whereas none of my CEGO shirts do. I am not sure if it has to do with the fabric which was sourced from Tip Top, the completely unlined collars or something about the way Geneva cuts the cloth.

I think unlined collars are one of those things that every igent swears by, but that don't really work for everyone. I moved away from them.
post #3543 of 7028
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
I think unlined collars are one of those things that every igent swears by, but that don't really work for everyone. I moved away from them.

+1
post #3544 of 7028
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I don't get unliked collars except for beefy oxfords. My collars are lined with a soft interlining and not fused. I don't have that wrinkle problem.
post #3545 of 7028
That collar looks thick to be unlined. Are you sure? The excess fabric over the topstitching is usually a problem with lined collars where the interfacing shrinks more than the shirting. Maybe the seams have puckered a little or something.

What you need to do is gently stretch the collar when the shirt is still wet, let it hang dry, then iron the points from the outside in.
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Thank you.

Dappled sunlight shot, if you want to see the fabric in...uhm...a different light:
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- B


Full of awesomemosity. Good to "see" you again Bill.
post #3548 of 7028
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post
What you need to do is gently stretch the collar when the shirt is still wet, let it hang dry, then iron the points from the outside in.

+1 This has worked well for me.
post #3549 of 7028
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I don't get unliked collars except for beefy oxfords. My collars are lined with a soft interlining and not fused. I don't have that wrinkle problem.

My test shirt from hamilton is built this way... the cleaners struggle with it and I have to touch up the collar a bit. Part of the issue is probably that the cloth is a royal oxford with a little looser weave.
post #3550 of 7028
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post
the cloth is a royal oxford with a little loser weave.

You're big time enough that you shouldn't be buying shirts with loser weaves!
post #3551 of 7028
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Originally Posted by elgreco View Post
You're big time enough that you shouldn't be buying shirts with loser weaves!

Ha!

Corrected.
post #3552 of 7028
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post
My test shirt from hamilton is built this way... the cleaners struggle with it and I have to touch up the collar a bit. Part of the issue is probably that the cloth is a royal oxford with a little loser weave.

The cleaners destroyed the collar on my Hamilton test shirt, I ended up having a new collar put on it. I got so spooked that for the next few months I laundered and ironed the damn shirts myself, which was luxurious but a pain in the ass. Now I use a world class dry cleaner that offers hand finishing at $9 per, which is riduclous, but my time is worth a lot more than that. It's difficult to own anything nice these days unless you are willing to care for the items yourself.
post #3553 of 7028
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post
The cleaners destroyed the collar on my Hamilton test shirt, I ended up having a new collar put on it. I got so spooked that for the next few months I laundered and ironed the damn shirts myself, which was luxurious but a pain in the ass. Now I use a world class dry cleaner that offers hand finishing at $9 per, which is riduclous, but my time is worth a lot more than that. It's difficult to own anything nice these days unless you are willing to care for the items yourself.

baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaller!!
post #3554 of 7028
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post
The cleaners destroyed the collar on my Hamilton test shirt, I ended up having a new collar put on it. I got so spooked that for the next few months I laundered and ironed the damn shirts myself, which was luxurious but a pain in the ass. Now I use a world class dry cleaner that offers hand finishing at $9 per, which is riduclous, but my time is worth a lot more than that. It's difficult to own anything nice these days unless you are willing to care for the items yourself.


Glad to hear it wasn't just me... and I have a prety good cleaner but they probably just dunno what to do with it.

that said- we had a "talking to" recently since the shirts are hand-pressed and shouldn't leave their hands creased.
post #3555 of 7028
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post
Glad to hear it wasn't just me... and I have a prety good cleaner but they probably just dunno what to do with it.

that said- we had a "talking to" recently since the shirts are hand-pressed and shouldn't leave their hands creased.

Yeah, it was pretty heartbreaking to see that first one all creased up on the edges. These new folks do an amazing job, but I still inspect the collars and cuffs of each shirt right there in the store when I pick them up. I'm sure they think I'm nuts but I want them to know that I'm serious about this. LOL
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