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Poll Results: anyone here interested in precious metal collar stays in either gold or platinum?

 
  • 1% (1)
    yes, I am interested - in solid gold (14 kt or 18 kt) collar stays
  • 1% (1)
    yes, I am interested - in platinum collar stays
  • 1% (1)
    yes, I am interested - in both gold and platinum collar stays
  • 94% (52)
    interested in neither
55 Total Votes  
post #1 of 63
Thread Starter 
anyone here use precious metal collar stays? gold, platinum?

any interest here on SF for having some made? what sizing do most prefer - 2.5" long?

I am working with a bespoke jeweler on this project, basing the dimensions on finamore / barba collar stays.
post #2 of 63
Seriously? These have fallen out on me before. I wouldn't want to risk losing them. Besides, no one sees them, so what difference does it make what metal they are made out of?

What is the rate for a set? 2k?
post #3 of 63
Have your jeweller make them of stainless steel for a number of reasons

1. wont rust
2. still very heavy
3. cheap to replace if they get lost
4. robust, will last a long time.
post #4 of 63
Is there a particular reason that a MTM operation like MyTailor would use brass? They look kind of ugly. Stainless steel would be nice.
post #5 of 63
In theory this really sounds nice but in practice you can't see them yourself so the metal goes unappreciated. I once considered making some myself out of silver. I even bought a thin sheet of silver 925 but never got around to making them.

Tbh I don't even use stays anymore and particularly find rigid metal stays a little unforgiving on high end cotons.
post #6 of 63
Or you could do what I just did and buy eight sets of varying length in brass from Joseph A. Bank for $7.50 during the most recent sale.

Call me an idiot.
post #7 of 63
Only Willy Loman-ish schmucks wear collar stays.
post #8 of 63
I'm also curious about having 24k aglets on my shoes made.
post #9 of 63
I have a pair of silver ones I purchased on sale from Charles Tyrwhitt a couple of years ago, but have only worn them a couple of times. Fact is, no ones going to see them, and if you lose one it will be costly to replace. I only bought them because they were on sale.
post #10 of 63
As a jeweler who wears collar stays with my suit every day, I think this is ridiculous.
post #11 of 63
I made some sterling silver collar stays for my little brother last Christmas. They are pretty things and not worth so much that losing one is a disaster. Maybe I'm just a small timer but anything more precious is a little bling (and a bit scary to wear) IMHO...



Charlie
post #12 of 63
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

Is there a particular reason that a MTM operation like MyTailor would use brass? They look kind of ugly. Stainless steel would be nice.


Stainless steel does not look better because no one can see them.

post #13 of 63
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Originally Posted by JakeLA View Post

Only Willy Loman-ish schmucks wear collar stays.

A piece of friendly advice: Sober up before posting.
post #14 of 63
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post


Stainless steel does not look better because no one can see them.

I didn't say they would look better to other people.
post #15 of 63
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Originally Posted by johnvw View Post

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Originally Posted by JakeLA View Post

Only Willy Loman-ish schmucks wear collar stays.[/q
Double post. Please delete.

Did he get banned for that??
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