Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
I am a little late to the party.
but instead of the rough un businesslike SG chambray go with a mid blue end on end.
. . .
and i never said anything about sleeve placket buttons except. if you don't remember to button them, Just leave them off
I understand that the Simonnot Godard chambray and its like are technically less "businesslike." But it is part of a calculated decision. I don't think this sort of chambray reads anything like the rough-and-ready lightweight denim that is worn around a ranch. The texture and coloring are what I'm after and think they work quite well with a suit. Others have done it and it looks good to me. That said, I've read your thoughts on the fabric and am somewhat dismayed. My comfort is that it's too late! Ha. We'll see how everything comes out.
The fundamental point about gauntlet buttons is that you don't actually need them.
Originally Posted by archibaldleach
As I understand the OneShirt, the idea is to minimize the amount of thought that goes into dressing for the day and to simplify one's wardrobe.
Not quite. I've thought about the OneShirt with significant consideration. It is not a shortcut. It is just more strategized. The problem with the way so many forum members dress is that they start each day as if being introduced to their wardrobe for the first time. This is the consequence of a consumption and trend oriented mentality. You wind up with so much random stuff you bought on impulse and whim that you barely remember why you have anything in your closet and can't figure out what you ever intended to wear it with. Don't fool yourself into believing that is "style" or "creativity." No, it's being random, haphazard, and indecisive. Think of the great style icons. You can usually describe their style with enough coherence that another person could get a vivid picture of them. In contrast, exceedingly few people here have a discernible, coherent style. There is no taste, because one only develops taste with cultivation and concerted effort. That's why it looks like Nordstrom Rack threw up over everyone.
My advice: you don't have to call it a "OneShirt" or "OneShoe" or whatever, but slow down and think a lot harder about what things you truly like and are able to make use of. Put a hiatus on all purchases. Wear the clothes you already have and wear them enough until you understand what is right and wrong, good and bad. Stop perusing Tumblr and WAYWRN. Ignore Pitti. If you've got any style, it will start coming out.
Originally Posted by Sonny58
I believe it was in the whnay.'s good taste thread
said it should only take five minutes to get dressed in the morning. And in this thread he seems to want to distill his wardrobe to a point where that would be possible; to obtain his optimal look every day.
It already takes me less than thirty seconds to pick out an outfit, often even twenty, fifteen seconds. Those outfits I used for Esquire, including the one that won unbelragazzo's recent anonymous contest
? Each one was something I wore to work. It took seconds to think up each one. As discussed above, I would not mistake my speed in the morning with a lack of thought or skill. If your aesthetic and stylistic sense are growing in strength, you should
be able to dress faster each morning. If it's not getting easier for you, you must not be improving.
The OneShirt has nothing to do with speeding things up. It has everything to do with distilling what I like in a shirt after years of experience and thought.
Originally Posted by YRR92
For what it's worth, I kinda dig the single cuffs on clapeyron's shirts. The point about spread collar is good -- the idea of OneDressShirt and OneCasualShirt (the OCBDs) makes a lot of sense to me. In fact, heck, the only reason to object to that would be if you were genuinely going to make them the only shirts you owned -- and that's not the case.
If I do a spread collar, I am now 99% sure the cuffs will be single, not double.
Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
foo the only wear issue you will have is on the square link cuff. the tips will rub against your desk as you type. so you will see wear marks faster then if you used
a round convertible cuff.
top fabric SG work shirt chambray
middle fabric japanese 60/1 chambray
bottom fabric light blue end on end 100/2
Excellent advice, Carl. That's why I was leaning toward rounded corners, though I don't want the cuffs to be convertible. As for the shirtings: the Simonnot Godard looks best to me. End-on-end is generally great, but it is a much finer effect than I'm looking for.