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Revolutionary new shirt collar

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/27048875/maxwell-blythe-2013-fenestra-dress-shirt-and-colla

 

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post #2 of 36

I like the name a lot. Reminds me of cheesy spy novels

 

Maxwell Blythe and...

 

The Fenestra Strip.

post #3 of 36
Oh that is horrible
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and it's funded?!?!
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

and it's funded?!?!


They sold shirts to about 70 people, and work in "the traditional corporate consulting/finance world," so they have personal contacts with disposable income. As a student filmmaker, this is the issue with Kickstarter for me -- all my friends are so broke I couldn't raise $750, much less $7,500.

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ERIC GLENNIE
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...typical situation. People will criticize it, but one of the well-recognized members will wear one, and all of the sheep will do a "180."

 

It's an interesting idea. It's against the status quo, so of course people here will resist it, but it could catch on in more casual and fashion-forward crowds.

 

YRR92:

 

If you can't raise $750, then it's because your idea sucks. Blaming your friends' poorness is just a cop out.

post #8 of 36
It looks like the hot-mess brain child of Stacy Adams and FUBU.

I'm confident that Daymond John will lead the pack on this "fashion forward" endeavor.
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YRR92:

 

If you can't raise $750, then it's because your idea sucks. Blaming your friends' poorness is just a cop out.

 

Well, I haven't tried, so I don't really know if I could or couldn't. Obviously, I have my doubts -- but they sure as hell aren't about my end.

post #10 of 36

No, this looks legitimately terrible.  This basically makes your neck area look like Felix the Cat.  It is not flattering.  The point of a proper collar shape and a tie is to draw a looker's attention to the wearer's face.  This collar puts the focus on itself by breaking up a solid white or blue collar with a flash of color.  Anyone wearing this, sheep or otherwise, should be put out to pasture.  The idea of adding some color to your collar is not a bad one.  I think the placement of the color in this case is not ideal.  The best place to add color in my opinion would be at the collar points.  Similar to a western tipped collar shirt.  

post #11 of 36
The must have item for any man heading out to dinner in Times Square, Atlantic City, or anywhere towards the end of the Vegas Strip that includes Circus, Circus and the Excalibur Hotel.
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The must have item for any man heading out to dinner in Times Square, Atlantic City, or anywhere towards the end of the Vegas Strip that includes Circus, Circus and the Excalibur Hotel.


I can't explain what possessed me to look this up (boredom, I guess), but this is actually a really good (somewhat harsh) joke if you look at a map of Las Vegas.

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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

No, this looks legitimately terrible.  This basically makes your neck area look like Felix the Cat.  It is not flattering.  The point of a proper collar shape and a tie is to draw a looker's attention to the wearer's face.  This collar puts the focus on itself by breaking up a solid white or blue collar with a flash of color.  Anyone wearing this, sheep or otherwise, should be put out to pasture.  The idea of adding some color to your collar is not a bad one.  I think the placement of the color in this case is not ideal.  The best place to add color in my opinion would be at the collar points.  Similar to a western tipped collar shirt.  

+1

Even if Spoo wore this, no one else would bite. Guaranteed. In fact, I'd be willing to front the money to buy him one.
post #14 of 36
I think that the idea is novel, but these are guys who don't understand their market, they don't understand that the guys who presently buy gold or sterling silver collar stiffeners (what they pitched in the video) probably don't care for such ostentation. Just like how most guys who drop thousands of GBP on a suit don't want contrast pick stitching everywhere. Not everybody (dare I say most) who uses these products -- smth as discreet as a gold collar stiffener -- want to show it off like what those guys proposed in the video.

Heck, the fact that somebody would pay top dollar for a collar stiffener, as opposed to using that money to jazz out more visible parts of their outfit is already indicative of the purchaser's frame of mind.

Whether showing off cheaply made collar stiffeners in multiple colours, or monogrammed, become the next fashion trend, when they produce such stiffeners is a whole separate issue that I don't care to speculate on.
post #15 of 36

The prototypes in the video turn me off.. it looks like someone cut the diamonds out with scissors like one would with construction paper - you can even see the depth of the cut and the fray.

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