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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

No. Effing. Way.

Why(?)
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I don't think that's a universal view, on SF or IRL. But I do share it.

I feel it is more or less universal opinion on SF (at least more recently). It's definitely what I prefer (for the reasons I outlined) and I feel like every tailor I've worked with (granted, this is not a huge number) has felt similarly. Perhaps I should watch my generalizations.
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FWIW, I agree completely but there are sections of the population and SFers who argue that point collars have a reason to exist in business wear.
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Originally Posted by scoredtx View Post

Thank you. I understand that and agree with it. If I could use in stitches as a guineau pig for just a bit longer here for my own education ... is the problem the shirt, the jacket, or just bad karma between the two? I guess it's also possible everything else is OK except the fit. (Thanks for the forebearance stitch.)

>> edit: I studied your response further and have concluded that it's really everything working together. (thanks again ... this is heightening my awareness in ways I hope are helpful.)

imo, the issue is the shirt. its just a wimpy collar.

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

FWIW, I agree completely but there are sections of the population and SFers who argue that point collars have a reason to exist in business wear.

not sure if you are still referring to my collar, but it is actually a spread, not a point. thought it is a rather tiny one.

as to why i wore it, knowing that it is weak, i was at a funeral, and knew i would be outside, and sweating. didnt want to soil a good shirt.
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wrong thread?
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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imo, the issue is the shirt. its just a wimpy collar.
not sure if you are still referring to my collar, but it is actually a spread, not a point. thought it is a rather tiny one.
as to why i wore it, knowing that it is weak, i was at a funeral, and knew i would be outside, and sweating. didnt want to soil a good shirt.

no, you didn't?
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

no, you didn't?

no, i did not soil a good a shirt.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

not sure if you are still referring to my collar, but it is actually a spread, not a point. thought it is a rather tiny one.

No that was a general comment.
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post

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I like the all American machined edge (c) Manton. Has a very robust look to it - like a suit you can wear and then pass to your son and then your grandson and it'll still hold up. Far less graceful than an Italian job with pick-stitching by hand but whatever, I dig it.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

FWIW, I agree completely but there are sections of the population and SFers who argue that point collars have a reason to exist in business wear.

My (unresearched) theory the popularity of point collars in the US is that it -- like other fashion trends including the death of the waistcoat -- results from WWII. Point collar shirts were standard issue and worn with the service uniform (military analog to the business suit). The problem is that 2-button business suits don't have the same (very high) buttoning point as the service jacket. If you look at US military uniforms (even today), the collar points are always hidden.
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However, a quick look through some 1930s Apparel Arts images debunks my theory, as most illustrations show exposed collar points.
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I don't know if either typifies the cut of the uniform of their respective eras, but the '40s uniform has what looks like a natural shoulder, and Petraeus' shoulders look like he's lining up at nose tackle.
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That's a mighty fancy pocket square the General is wearing, huh?

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Petraeus knows there ain't no way that linebacker is getting past him. As to spread vs. point vs. whatever, I'm a fan of whatever ends up looking appropriate, though generally I tihink spread are more appropriate than point.
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Originally Posted by tactical1 View Post

That's a mighty fancy pocket square the General is wearing, huh?

Seriously. TITFD, dude.
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