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What are people's thoughts on collar stays? Brass v. plastic? Disposable?

Where does one get affordable stays?
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Originally Posted by lockey2k View Post
What are people's thoughts on collar stays? Brass v. plastic? Disposable?

Where does one get affordable stays?

you can never beat transparent aluminum.

i just save mine as i wear out the shirts and now have a massive collection. but you can buy them in quantities of 20 or 30 at numerous shirt stores and websites - I know BB has them, although they're slightly overpriced.
post #3 of 36
Or get a sterling pair. I had two pairs in my size specification made by a local silver smith. Although that might strain the tips of the collar pockets.
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Originally Posted by NoVaguy View Post
you can never beat transparent aluminum.

You beat me too it.

Jon.
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Originally Posted by stilmacher View Post
Or get a sterling pair.

Unfortunately, they tend to set off metal detectors at security checkpoints.
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Originally Posted by Tomasso View Post
Unfortunately, they tend to set off metal detectors at security checkpoints.

Another reason it is good we don't have as many here in Europe.
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Unfortunately, they tend to set off metal detectors at security checkpoints.



All Kidding aside, I once got stopped in Italy because I had thrown a set of brass collar stays into my overnight and it showed up on the X-ray.

They let me go after seeing it but I was still stopped for a few minutes.

Of course nothing quite comes to the looks I got from the security people when as a young man I tried brining a sterling silver bread knife used on weekends and holidays on the plane since I wanted to collect the VAT when leaving Israel.

I was just a boy...
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What a tard. I can't believe, in all serious curiosity, that I just googled this.
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Of course nothing quite comes to the looks I got from the security people when as a young man I tried brining a sterling silver bread knife used on weekends and holidays on the plane since I wanted to collect the VAT when leaving Israel.
You should have seen the face of airport security in Bangkok when they found a couple of small plastic bags full of white sand - it was a "souvenir" I was bringing from the Phuket beach for my brother. I was 18, backpacking on my own, had a 10-day beard and was traveling with a guitar case on my back. Just picture the scene...
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In the last 2 years or so, I've developed a preference for MOP stays -- the ones I own I purchased at Pink and Carlo Franco. I've found that the sterling ones that I own (purchased at Links in London) bend too easily...
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In the last 2 years or so, I've developed a preference for MOP stays ...

Okay, Mr. Fancy-pants.
post #12 of 36
I really see no need to use anything other than plastic stays.

I picked up a box of replacement stays at Macy's a few years ago - it was under $10 for about a dozen pairs. Now, I just keep all my stays, including the ones that have come with various shirts in that box, and just put them in my shirts before I wear them.
post #13 of 36
I use the plastic stays that came with my J.Crew dress shirts. I'll get "better" ones when I start buying nicer shirts and quit losing my stays.
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Okay, Mr. Fancy-pants.

Actually, I wish they weren't so darn expensive. I don't mind the plastic ones that most shirts come with -- sometimes, though, I like the stiffness of the MOPs...
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I like these St. Georges from James & Longbourne...

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Sure, no one sees them but you, but frequently, my favorite items of clothing are nice details that I might be the only one who notices (e.g. collar stays, behind-the-lapel engraved & silver boutonniere vases to keep flowers fresh, an antique wristsider driver's watch or Reversos that amuse me, etc.)
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