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post #31 of 39
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Funny you mentioned that - I never got that top, but I probably should have.

gah. too bad man. ive been wanting one like that since i saw it....
post #32 of 39
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Someone please explain to me why handwork in a shirt is desirable.

It's personal preference. There is a distinct look of handwork that I find appealing, button holes especially. Some will argue that a shirt with hand stitched armholes will fit better, but personally I don't notice a difference.
post #33 of 39
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Someone please explain to me why handwork in a shirt is desirable.

shoulders fit better. (at least to me)

also seeing the handstitching adds to the intrinsic value.
post #34 of 39
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shoulders fit better. (at least to me)
Not trying to be here. Really. But how would you know unless you wore two shirts cut in the same cloth from the same pattern, one being sewn by hand and the other not?
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also seeing the handstitching adds to the intrinsic value.
How? Because it looks expensive and is therefore better?
post #35 of 39
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your correct i suppose. the handstitched sleeve/shoulder on one of my borrellis has a pretty extreme curve. so much so that its a real pain in the ass to iron since it wont lay flat. But, i may be completely wrong. like i said most of it lies in the intrinsic value.
post #36 of 39
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gah. too bad man. ive been wanting one like that since i saw it....

I checked a while back, and it was not sold. Double check with Ian, but it may have just been relisted or taken off the site for a bit.
post #37 of 39
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Someone please explain to me why handwork in a shirt is desirable.
Probably because of aesthetics. If threads are not going out.
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Not trying to be here. Really. But how would you know unless you wore two shirts cut in the same cloth from the same pattern, one being sewn by hand and the other not?
There was a discussion on one of the Russian forums about handwork in shirts. There was a guy who is in the retail, who claimed that a machine stitched collar was uncomfortable for his neck. While hand-set collar was so much more comfy. It was some kind of a marketing
post #38 of 39
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your correct i suppose. the handstitched sleeve/shoulder on one of my borrellis has a pretty extreme curve. so much so that its a real pain in the ass to iron since it wont lay flat. But, i may be completely wrong. like i said most of it lies in the intrinsic value.

Try Jiffy Steamer
post #39 of 39
Handwork on a shirt is purely about artisanal detailing. In fact, Fabio Borrelli himself once said that handwork makes a shirt more fragile, which is why you can't have a shirt that's completely handmade - it'll fall apart after two washes. It also has nothing to do with fit.

At a certain price point, unless you're interested in collecting shirts like Pokemons (collect them all!), the practical route seems to be just going custom. CEGO, WW Chan, and Ascot Chang will all make you wonderful shirts for about $150. The fabrics on Ascot Chang's shirts get much better once you hit $200-250, but for many of the OTR shirts mentioned here, that's not much more money.
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