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post #16 of 139
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Consider less spread on the collar to avoid having the points disappearing behind the bow.

+1. I would've though this is one of the situations where a point collar would be better than a spread.
post #17 of 139
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Settled on the stud design:

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They will be stud versions of the above cufflinks, but in sterling silver and with domed garnet cabochons instead of lapis.

M.P. Levene is the shop, but they use one of the Birminham jewelers (Deakin & Francis, Alabaster & Wilson, etc.). I spent 15 minutes trying to go directly through one of the makers, figuring I'd save some money, but it quickly became apparent that it was going to be a costly pain in the ass. Let the shop handle it, I figure.
post #18 of 139
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Polished up punch caps not good enough?

no, just wrong.
post #19 of 139
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

For shoes I'm went with this EG from Leffot
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Not strictly correct, ...

not strictly wrong. plain toe derby is on par with plain toe bal, at least in europe. i actually like yours.
post #20 of 139
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I'm not a fan of those, poorsod. A tad too slick for me.

Just went by Geneva to get measured for my shirt--my first time using them. Details: pique bib front (ending above the waist), pique spread collar, pique single cuffs, voile body, three studs showing (other buttons hidden). I am torn on the last feature. Considering switching to a full four-stud front, but afraid the bottom stud will be at an awkward position relative to my trouser waist.
post #21 of 139
you are not tall enough to carry off 4 studs. since he is doing a partial fly front, it is fine.
did you order 4 studs?
ARE you using link style cuffs as shown above? if yes, does Geneva know this? because then the cuffs need to be made a bit tighter.

so are you still under your $500 spending cap?
post #22 of 139
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post

you are not tall enough to carry off 4 studs. since he is doing a partial fly front, it is fine.
did you order 4 studs?
ARE you using link style cuffs as shown above? if yes, does Geneva know this? because then the cuffs need to be made a bit tighter.
so are you still under your $500 spending cap?

$500 was the spending cap for the studs alone smile.gif. The expenses of the shirt and shoes are separate matters.

Yes, they know what kinds of cufflinks I'm using.
post #23 of 139
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post

you are not tall enough to carry off 4 studs. since he is doing a partial fly front, it is fine.
did you order 4 studs?

He also has a DB DJ so only one or two studs would ever be visible anyway.
post #24 of 139
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He also has a DB DJ so only one or two studs would ever be visible anyway.

For what it's worth, I think two will show--based on my loose measurements.
post #25 of 139
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I'm not a fan of those, poorsod. A tad too slick for me.

that's funny, indeed.
post #26 of 139
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that's funny, indeed.

Why's that? Have I been known to prefer slickly-styled things? Hard to make sense of your attempted snipe.
post #27 of 139
I prefer the BB/C&J take on the patent lace-up in comparison to Alden or the EG. I think EG may make another model of semi-formal shoes in a balmoral. Not a fan of blucher semi-formal shoes.
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Edited by F. Corbera - 10/18/11 at 5:02pm
post #29 of 139
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I prefer the BB/C&J take on the patent lace-up in comparison to Alden or the EG. I think EG may make another model of semi-formal shoes in a balmoral. Not a fan of blucher semi-formal shoes.

As far as I can tell, C&J makes two patent leather oxfords: a captoe and a plaintoe. If I'm going to get patent shoes, I'm going to do it 100% right and get the plaintoes. But, to my eye, the C&J patent plaintoes are no more sleek or elegant than Alden's version on the Plaza last. I think I'd have to move significantly higher up the shoe food chain to get patent oxfords that look noticeably more refined.
post #30 of 139
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

I like the studs that you choose.

Thanks. Not too flashy? I worried about that for a micro-second, then said f*ck it, I'll be a badass.
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

Please do not get a four stud piqué front shirt. I'm surprised that you are getting marcella anyway. The point of marcella is to hold a lot of starch, and it seems a bit orthogonal to the soft, louche, smoking jacket-y, feel of your Ruby DB shawl...particularly since you argued Mr. Rubinacci into giving you a manica camicia on that dinner jacket . . .

I hear ya, but on the other hand, a pleated front is visually more fussy than a bib front, which conflicts with the streamlined look of a shawl-lapelled jacket. Honestly, I think one could go either way quite happily and correctly. Anyway, Geneva notified me upfront they could not guarantee completion of a pleated shirt in my abbreviated timeframe.
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Foo will not take his jacket off. He knows better than to expose the goatskin ends of his suspenders to a horrified wedding party while he attempts the Dougie.

I screwed myself a little bit by going ventless--the jacket is far more cumbersome to sit in and thus wrinkles more, which makes me wish I could take it off sometimes. However, that doesn't change the fact that vents would have been intolerably inelegant.
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