Do You Use Collar Stays? - Page 2
Poll Results: Do you use collar stays in dress shirts?
29% (28)Yes (metal)
6% (6)Yes (mother of pearl / horn, etc)
45% (43)Yes (default plastic)
18% (18)No (take them out, let the fusing do all the work on my high end Barba's, Borrelli's, etc)
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this x infinity. also, i try to keep all my says, so when i wear a shirt i have the stays it came with. im not sure if it really makes a difference. but they tend to fit the slot better.
i dont think so. the weight is also a factor, it may just prolong the inevitable tearing.
That was a Reev joke. Over your head?
Found it on BB here:
If you iron a shirt collar correctly this will give a better result than any collar stay will ever give. Collar stays metal or plastic will not hide a poorly ironed collar and could almost say they are surplus to requirements. This applies to all brands floating collar or fused. I have posted at some stage I think, on how to iron a shirt on some thread. It is all about the inside and the outside of the curve and the correct removal of steam
i use basic plastic.
i find the metal ones to be too hard. and will poke through.
i have some mop stays inmy shop, but i have never used them myself.
the most interesting stays i have are from the 60's
they are cloth covered thin metal stays that are bendable.
i will try to post a photo of them
For a few shirts with odd sized stays I just keep the original plastic.
Usually MOP stays from here: http://www.handicraft-vn.com/shop/garment-product-collar-stays-c-217_176.html
Nice. Have they ever torn through a collar like the metal ones supposedly do?
I noticed in several fit posts by Mr. Spoopoker that most of his collars have a slight but perfect outward curve to their drape. I have experimented with brass stays, preshaping a pair to a slight curve. I am very pleased with the results ( emulating the look of Mr.S is, I find, usually a good thing).