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post #4261 of 4473
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Originally Posted by samadhi27 View Post

Symmetry? Same reason shirt pockets should be despised.

I dislike pockets on dress shirts as well, but not for reasons of symmetry. By your logic, suit jackets should have no (or two) breast pockets, buttonholes on each lapel, and should never have a ticket pocket. I presume you don't like FIH knots, either? Sometimes, there is beauty in asymmetry. I don't have a strong preference either way regarding plackets, though.

Anyway, I don't mean to derail the thread. That Vincenzo di Ruggiero shirt is gorgeous. smile.gif
post #4262 of 4473
Both symmetry and asymmetry can be beautiful if well executed.

I dont have a strong preference either way about plackets, and I would never say the lack thereof detracts from a lovely shirt. Unless it was a tux shirt or something, which this clearly isnt.
post #4263 of 4473
I find myself slowly becoming very anti-placket. I looked at a shirt I was wearing today - a Borelli I have loved for quite some time - except now the placket just bugs me.

Is this how things work? You think you have your wardrobe close to where you want it and then your tastes change and you find yourself looking at your previous gems and thinking "ugh" ? I can't do an entire restock facepalm.gif but I'm starting to think it's going to be one of those things where I slowly stop wearing them.
post #4264 of 4473
as soon as you have rid yourself of your plackets, you will begin to covet them again.
post #4265 of 4473
I have shirts with and without. I only notice when ironing, and even then I don't really care. Now, gauntlet buttons on the other hand...
post #4266 of 4473
For shirts where I'm wearing a tie, don't care. For things like OCBD's where sometime I might and sometimes open necked, then I like a placket, it just looks right to me. Pockets also don't bother me on oxfords, but do on dress shirts.
post #4267 of 4473
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

For shirts where I'm wearing a tie, don't care. For things like OCBD's where sometime I might and sometimes open necked, then I like a placket, it just looks right to me. Pockets also don't bother me on oxfords, but do on dress shirts.

I agree 100% with this.
post #4268 of 4473
I'm with Henry - a tieless shirt looks better with a placket IMO, especially when wearing a jacket
post #4269 of 4473
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

For shirts where I'm wearing a tie, don't care. For things like OCBD's where sometime I might and sometimes open necked, then I like a placket, it just looks right to me. Pockets also don't bother me on oxfords, but do on dress shirts.

Agreed.

I like a placket on more casual shirts, such as OCBDs or other shirts that I might wear with knit ties or with an open collar, but I prefer no placket and no pocket on more formal shirts.
post #4270 of 4473
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I have shirts with and without. I only notice when ironing, and even then I don't really care. Now, gauntlet buttons on the other hand...

A lack of gauntlet buttons is one reason I will never buy from CT again (also because I'm addicted to m2m).
post #4271 of 4473
I never get gauntlet buttons with my bespoke shirts. I never use them.
post #4272 of 4473
AppleMark
A new batch of Belisario MTM shirts arrived this morning. Strictly speaking, I should perhaps not post them here since the shirts are not folded up. But alas, I forgot to take photos before hanging them outside to air out all the creases from shipping.
post #4273 of 4473
The light blue stripe is gorgeous. Mind sharing the fabric & opinion of Belisario?
post #4274 of 4473
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Originally Posted by Jamesgatz View Post

The light blue stripe is gorgeous. Mind sharing the fabric & opinion of Belisario?

Shirting from front to back (shirting no. is the order number from Belisario's website):
fil à fil 100, dark blue (shirting no. 117)
zephir voile 120/2, medium light blue (no. 112)
Egyptian cotton 140/2, (no. TOP508)
cotton 140/2, panama light blue, (no. MB269)

I am really please with them. Great selection of shirting, really quick delivery (usually less than three weeks). Perhaps not the cheapest MTM out there (these shirt average about €125) but I have dialed in on a great fit and I definitely think they are worth every penny. Belisario now make up the bulk of my shirt wardrobe and I am planning on slowly replacing the rest of my shirts with new shirts from them as well.

So overall highly recommended, but as always with online MTM the caveat is that you get never better results that the measurements you provide. I based all my measurements on an already rather well-fitting shirt and it still took me three orders to get the just as I want them.
post #4275 of 4473
Two new shirts from Stephen Lachter (left is Alumo's cotton + cashmere; right is Thomas Mason's end-on-end).

Both pockets and plackets are present. smile.gif



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