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post #181 of 974

I think the reason most collars on buttoned down collar shirts are so wimpy is that there's not enough length to them. Pretty sure if you ask the mtm maker to make the collar unfused and unlined and have long collar points (3.5 inches?) the roll would be decent

Here are pics from the luxire thread:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/304965/luxire-custom-clothing-official-affiliate-thread/2600_100#post_6369752

http://www.styleforum.net/t/304965/luxire-custom-clothing-official-affiliate-thread/1500_100#post_6194290

http://www.styleforum.net/t/304965/luxire-custom-clothing-official-affiliate-thread/3000_100#post_6414567

post #182 of 974
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Originally Posted by Wade View Post

I think the reason most collars on buttoned down collar shirts are so wimpy is that there's not enough length to them. Pretty sure if you ask the mtm maker to make the collar unfused and unlined and have long collar points (3.5 inches?) the roll would be decent
Here are pics from the luxire thread:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/304965/luxire-custom-clothing-official-affiliate-thread/2600_100#post_6369752
http://www.styleforum.net/t/304965/luxire-custom-clothing-official-affiliate-thread/1500_100#post_6194290
http://www.styleforum.net/t/304965/luxire-custom-clothing-official-affiliate-thread/3000_100#post_6414567

Worth a try, do you have both for comparison?
post #183 of 974
The problem I see with the Luxire versions is the collar roll looks forced, like it's bunched up on purpose. The Kamakura shirts seem much more natural to me, and the spread is perfect also. The kamakura's feel lined and unfused to me, which I think helps with the natural roll compared to un-lined which looks a bit rumpled.

For the others asking about ginghams etc, I wouldn't hold your breath. The company has predominantly an Ivy Style look, and ginghams and loud colours etc don't fit in to that aesthetic.
post #184 of 974

I had forgotten to mention the ties -- very classic, with plenty of the pindots and stripes that I prefer.  I would rank the quality as higher than PRL, which is another brand I like, but which sells its ties retail for roughly twice as much ($125 vs. $69).

 

Has anyone tried their 300 thread count shirts ($200)?  I've felt them in the store, and the fabric was unbelieavably sumptuous and silk-like, but I thought the highest thread count cotton shirting fabric was 240?

 

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Originally Posted by 9thsymph View Post

Just got back from the Madison store. Picked up 5 shirts (2 BDs, 2 Cut-aways, and a knit). The quality is much higher than Brooks in my estimation, as is the cut and fit (for me anyway). I love the shape of their BD collars. They also have a very nice selection of ties, squares and other accessories. The staff, as mentioned previously, is very helpful and polite. I will return to this place often!
 

post #185 of 974
If you want tie, try seigo as well, a lot more choices and about 15 dollars more, bow tie is about 5 to 10 more
post #186 of 974
So, no one has tried their linen shirts yet?
post #187 of 974
I have, but I don't yet have any of their other shirts to compare to. I normally wear a 15.5/33 and their size M linen shirts fit pretty well. Tail is a little short though.
post #188 of 974

Linen: I am normally 15/32 or even 31.5 and the small fits me great. 

post #189 of 974
I am 15 32 1/3 in Tokyo slim, and Small fits me well in linen shirts
post #190 of 974
Cheers guys, looks like I'll go for an M!
post #191 of 974
I will say they are quite slim. If you're not a small guy, I'd not suggest them, unless it's for a casual shirt that you wouldn't button the collar on, in which case you could size up.
post #192 of 974
I usually wear a 15.75 with 34 sleeves. I'm not a small guy, but not a big guy either. Just a little more athletic than average. Are the shirts long enough to wear them tucked in?
post #193 of 974
They are for me, but I'm only 5'8", and I will say that I would prefer them to be a bit longer.
post #194 of 974
Thanks, you think they'd be too short for someone who's 6'2"?
post #195 of 974
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Thanks, you think they'd be too short for someone who's 6'2"?

linen or the usual lines? I am 5'7", and 15 32/13 in Tokyo Slim, they're definitely for tuck in, the small in linen while still tuckable, is on the shorter side
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