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post #736 of 769

At the risk of being absolutely contrarian with most of the board:

 

1) Never OCBD - it may be OK in the States.

2) I always wear jeans with tweed and odd jackets - or moleskin and much less likely, cord.

If I was to wear wool or flannel they would need to be plain front and be quite snug.

To me, loosely fitted formal trousers spoil the lines of the sports jacket and frankly do look dressed up in these days we live in.

I've always thought that jeans act as a sort of corset and flatter the male physique

with the jacket flattering the shoulders and chest - in fact jeans and sports jacket can be a killer combo.

 

3) Always spread collars, even cutaways, never regular or points. Spread collars give more space for the neck to move in all scenarios. Under a crewneck the collar sits perfectly and frames the  neck. Any other collar squashes.

4) Always french cuffs. Why? Mine fold up perfectly with the cuff as a guide, to the elbow and take any shirt I buy from business to pub in 30 seconds, or starts up folded. I never wear shirts down to the wrist unless I have a jacket on. Why bother with barrel cuffs? With knots, you can still wear under a jumper - they don't really show.

5) Always crewneck jumpers, never V neck - and collars inside jumper always.

post #737 of 769
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by herringbonePete View Post

At the risk of being absolutely contrarian with most of the board:

This is not the threard where you get browbeat for personal preferences. That's the rest of the board. This is the thread where you let your freak flag fly.
post #738 of 769
Quote:
Originally Posted by herringbonePete View Post

At the risk of being absolutely contrarian with most of the board:

1) Never OCBD - it may be OK in the States.
2) I always wear jeans with tweed and odd jackets - or moleskin and much less likely, cord.
If I was to wear wool or flannel they would need to be plain front and be quite snug.
To me, loosely fitted formal trousers spoil the lines of the sports jacket and frankly do look dressed up in these days we live in.
I've always thought that jeans act as a sort of corset and flatter the male physique
with the jacket flattering the shoulders and chest - in fact jeans and sports jacket can be a killer combo.

3) Always spread collars, even cutaways, never regular or points. Spread collars give more space for the neck to move in all scenarios. Under a crewneck the collar sits perfectly and frames the  neck. Any other collar squashes.
4) Always french cuffs. Why? Mine fold up perfectly with the cuff as a guide, to the elbow and take any shirt I buy from business to pub in 30 seconds, or starts up folded. I never wear shirts down to the wrist unless I have a jacket on. Why bother with barrel cuffs? With knots, you can still wear under a jumper - they don't really show.
5) Always crewneck jumpers, never V neck - and collars inside jumper always.

I concur with each one of your points. SF pariahs unite!
post #739 of 769

I'm down.

 

 

Denims and S/c's  all day erryday. :worship2:

post #740 of 769
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Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post

8) Collar stays - love/hate relationship, mostly hate. Sure, they help the collars, but I find something inherently wrong with having to implant what is basically an exo-sceleton into my clothes

Holy shit!

Collars w/o collar stays turn into pringles, what do you do!?

P.S. Leave button-down out of this.
post #741 of 769
Thread Starter 
I don't wear stays.
post #742 of 769
Me either. A well shaped spread collar should roll perfectly.
post #743 of 769
I'm not a fan of the spreads...
post #744 of 769
I don't wear stays either. I don't use tie keepers. I prefer my shirts to not have gauntlet buttons.
post #745 of 769
No loafers...never.
No BD collars with ties.
No French Cuffs.
No slubby (i.e., shantung) ties.
No "loud" socks.
No point collars.
No ties less than 3.3" or greater than 3.5".
No shell shoes.
No jeans with SC...never.
No collar stays.
No purposely unbuttoning functioning jacket cuffs.
post #746 of 769
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

No loafers...never.
No BD collars with ties.
No French Cuffs.
No slubby (i.e., shantung) ties.
No "loud" socks.
No point collars.
No ties less than 3.3" or greater than 3.5".
No shell shoes.
No jeans with SC...never.
No collar stays.
No purposely unbuttoning functioning jacket cuffs.

I agree on all points, except shantung ties which are sort if OK with linen in the summer...
post #747 of 769

Trousers are fine either with or without a break depending on the width of the trouser leg at the bottom.  It's a question of proportionality:  the wider the trouser the greater the appropriate break;  the very narrow trouser leg currently in fashion is usually best with no break.

 

Trouser break, if present, should be confined to the front of the leg only.  The back should still form an unbroken line to the hem.  Depending on the cut and and how the fabric falls, a military hem can be useful in further extending this line.

 

—Ac

post #748 of 769
Great minds, Pingson. Great minds indeed! I'll agree with your "sort of OK"...you just won't see me wearing one.
post #749 of 769
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

I'm not a fan of the spreads...

You wear point collars? Really? You appear to have pretty decent taste, and very logical and such, but point collars? Really?
post #750 of 769
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

You wear point collars? Really? You appear to have pretty decent taste, and very logical and such, but point collars? Really?

I don't know what, specifically, a point collar refers to. I thought "spread" referred to collars with more cutaway than whatever "normal" is. I consider mine to be roughly normal/typical/average. Maybe I'm thinking of cutaway, and spread actually means normal.

If you think that I meant to say that I like the mafioso goodfellas collars that meet in the middle, then no.



Aaaaanyway, if spread actually means normal, then I am surprised that you two have shirts of that type that retain a nice shape without collar stays. That said, I prefer a fairly soft interlining, so mine may be more prone to fuck-up-gettedness.
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