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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

I've never really felt comfortable with that jacket. Perhaps it should be retired. I've never really grown comfortable with anything outside the blue/brown/gray range of things when it comes to jacketing. Tan may be beyond me.

 

It's a nice jacket; cream trousers goes well with it. A different shirt/square combo and it would have looked great. And it's also nice to see you taking pics outside of the bathroom!

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I left the bathroom behind a month ago. It had been the kitchen for a while.

Neither background will be making an appearance again. I moved out of my city central bachelor flat into a larger (and new) suburban apartment. I now have an hour commute to work. But I also have an entire bedroom which functions as a dedicated closet.
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Deets on the trousers?
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

an entire bedroom which functions as a dedicated closet.

 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

But I also have an entire bedroom which functions as a dedicated closet.

 

I'm seriously green with envy; this is the only thing I miss in my home. Admittedly, I do use the wardrobe in my spare bedroom for my off-season clothes, but I can't devote the entire room to clothes.

 

 

 

So far, a relaxed Friday, after a rather busy week or so...

 

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@Redevil: very bright and clanging outfit today.. geez how about (thinks...) a plain white shirt.. or... a plain light blue shirt..

                however, each piece is good on it's own. Lovely SC, lovely tie, lovely shirt, lovely PS.

 

@clags: I agree with caustic man wrt your outfit today.  SC is very iffy and you have so many other beautiful one's anyway so ....

 

@citan: Looking smart there Mister. I note the unusual 1 button SC

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I'm seriously green with envy; this is the only thing I miss in my home. Admittedly, I do use the wardrobe in my spare bedroom for my off-season clothes, but I can't devote the entire room to clothes.


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I miss that as well....now my closet room is the new baby's room. ffffuuuu.gif

who makes that shirt HF? collar roll is great
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I miss that as well....now my closet room is the new baby's room. ffffuuuu.gif

who makes that shirt HF? collar roll is great

As soon as I saw that pic of HF I knew there would be some jizz over the collar roll.

This is a concept which is entirely lost on me. I just don't get it - what makes having a collar roll like that so attractive? I don't even own any button down shirts so its more out of curiosity than desire to emulate.
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Thanks Derek; it's Luxire.

 

Ianiceman - you'll be relieved to know that the collar roll is actually a bit beefier than I intended/prefer because I goofed slightly on the collar band measurement I sent them. Should be sorted next time. It'll still have a generous roll, but not the superfat iteration of this shirt. Still, having a couple of extra fat shirts isn't bad! As for the appeal of superfat rolls like this one, I think it's either an American or Freudian thing, possibly both... :D

 

More details/pics here & here & here. I'm impressed with their fastidiousness in getting all the measurements/details exactly as requested, and also for ensuring virtually no fabric shrinkage after first wash.

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As soon as I saw that pic of HF I knew there would be some jizz over the collar roll.

This is a concept which is entirely lost on me. I just don't get it - what makes having a collar roll like that so attractive? I don't even own any button down shirts so its more out of curiosity than desire to emulate.

 

I never understood it either, until I bought a Kamakura OCBD. Give it a try and see for yourself.

 

I like how collar roll looks with a tie, it gives an outfit a slightly more casual and relaxed look:

AppleMark

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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post


As soon as I saw that pic of HF I knew there would be some jizz over the collar roll.

This is a concept which is entirely lost on me. I just don't get it - what makes having a collar roll like that so attractive? I don't even own any button down shirts so its more out of curiosity than desire to emulate.

 

Here is my take on it. If you are going to wear a button down collar, the roll provides a certain aesthetic continuity to the shape of the tie knot, and the blade. Button down collars with no roll leave an unpleasant straight line cutting through what is otherwise a rounded knot, often obscuring it in the process. A standard spread collar, or at least a collar that lays under the jacket lapels leaves the knot with it's shape visible, and also provides a continuity of shape with the lapels, but a button down collar, by definition, cannot do this. Or, the ones that can do it are too widely spread and might as well not be button downs to begin with. In order to maintain proportions, some roll is desirable. The extremity of that roll, however, is up to the user. 

 

Keep in mind that I have no basis for this theory other than my own brain and it is probably wrong. As always, remember that I dress horribly and no one should listen to me.

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Well, I (almost) never wear ties with buttoned down collars; if I'm wearing a tie, I typically wear a spread collar. But when worn open, spread collars can become a bit flattened. The buttondown collar gives some life/focus back to the centre of the look that was lost with the absence of a tie; a generous roll to the collar adds to this central focus. But there's a balance to be struck; too fat a roll and it can be distracting (this one is right on the borderline of that, maybe a smidgen over it).

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Interesting stuff and thanks for the edification. Your explanation CM loses some relevance when it seems that OCBDs are worn more frequently (and in the opinion of some, more correctly) without a tie.

I think HF is correct in assuming its more an American thing. When I was a teenager during the mod revival in England I had some Ben Sherman (or BS replica) shirts, which I always wore with ties and paid zero attention to collar rolls. In time I gravitated away from the look and when I moved over here took a disliking to OCBDs in general, partly due to the preppie connotations with which I wasn't really impressed, and partly because I own a book of Roger Ebert's Movie Reviews and there was a picture of him on the front in a tweed jacket and OCBD unbuttoned with collar roll looking fat and sloppy and schlumpy, so I think it flicked a switch in my head that this look was 180 degrees away from anything I aspired to, and even seeing pics of well executed OCBDs such as HF's today haven't acquired enough momentum to flip that switch back!
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Honestly I have OCBDs without any discernible roll. When I wear those I always wear them tieless. Without a tie the roll, IMO, because unnecessary, so yeah I kind of agree with part of what you're saying. Anyway, as I said, it was just an aesthetic justification for why I think it looks better to have a roll when wearing a tie. I make no claims to understand what is "more correct" or anything like that. That shit just makes my head spin.

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