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post #586 of 1747
I still think they're stupid. smile.gif
post #587 of 1747
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

I would say that if you prefer the look, then why not choose the single vent? No-one beyond us clothing nerds notices these things much anyway.

I would disagree with this. Way before I became a tailored clothing geek I associated single vents with Jos A Banks and similar mass produced American brands, and double vents with more sophisticated British/Italian style. Probably because 99.9% of people who care about tailoring and can afford it will opt for double vents, either RTW or bespoke.
post #588 of 1747
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

two things occurred to me today.
1. at first i was indifferent to BD collars. then i was specifically opposed them in entirety. and now, i love them. not really with a tie right now, but stand alone, with a sweater, or SC, i think they are awesome. and i have stocked up on them as of late.

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Went through something similar myself recently. I think buttondown collars are excellent worn without a tie, but would much rather wear a different type of collar with.

I too went from not really ever preferring BD collars, to liking them quite a lot, and have added a few to my rotation lately. I do, however, think that with the right tie/jacket combination, they are also great with ties, but then I'm kind of partial to the academic/professorial look. I especially like them with bowties.
post #589 of 1747
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

I still think they're stupid. smile.gif

BD collars?
post #590 of 1747
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

two things occurred to me today.
1. at first i was indifferent to BD collars. then i was specifically opposed them in entirety. and now, i love them. not really with a tie right now, but stand alone, with a sweater, or SC, i think they are awesome. and i have stocked up on them as of late.
2. i have decided, that at present, i only want to wear shirts that are blue or white. or a pattern, such as a stripe or check, that is blue and white. not really interested in any other colors at the moment.
just wanted to share that.

Just wanted to drop in a hell yeah for the BD. Also, i too went the same way for shirt colors. You'll get over it soon, but my feeling is 75% of anybody's shirt wardrobe should be based on whites and blues.
post #591 of 1747
Thread Starter 
Grey Bengal striped shirts are underrated, IMO. Pastel colors are overrated. Still, nice to have both.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

BD collars?

I think he meant immigrants.
post #592 of 1747
: ) Immigrants are fine.
post #593 of 1747
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

I would say that if you prefer the look, then why not choose the single vent? No-one beyond us clothing nerds notices these things much anyway...


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Originally Posted by johanm View Post

I would disagree with this. Way before I became a tailored clothing geek I associated single vents with Jos A Banks and similar mass produced American brands, and double vents with more sophisticated British/Italian style. Probably because 99.9% of people who care about tailoring and can afford it will opt for double vents, either RTW or bespoke.

I have to agree with Holdfast. Singe vents have a long tradition on hacking jackets (the precursor to the modern sports coat), sack coats (e.g. from Brooks Brothers), etc. Double vents aren't necessarily more sophisticated, but I consider them slightly more fashion-forward. The choice of single vs. double vents is purely a matter of individual taste, though clothing geeks like us may prefer one over the other on a specific jacket. If anything, I might consider someone who wears a single-vented jacket more of a traditionalist.
post #594 of 1747
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

: ) Immigrants are fine.

why do you hate the BDCs?
post #595 of 1747
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

why do you hate the BDCs?

Well, I don't hate them. I just find it silly to button down a collar. And they remind me of the (Dutch?) business uniform of the eighties: very big double breasted suit, bd shirt with loud tie, black wingtips.
post #596 of 1747
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

Well, I don't hate them. I just find it silly to button down a collar. And they remind me of the (Dutch?) business uniform of the eighties: very big double breasted suit, bd shirt with loud tie, black wingtips.

that sounds awful. im glad i dont have that association. smile.gif
post #597 of 1747
Thread Starter 
"Anton is a pleasant fellow, but when you meet him you feel a cold scrutiny pass over you like an open window in February." - Christian Chensvold at HuffPo.

Had a good laugh at that one
post #598 of 1747
lol8[1].gif

i have heard he is a very sweet fellow, irl.
post #599 of 1747
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

Well, I don't hate them. I just find it silly to button down a collar. And they remind me of the (Dutch?) business uniform of the eighties: very big double breasted suit, bd shirt with loud tie, black wingtips.

Tom Fjord?
post #600 of 1747
Tjom Fjord?
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