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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

Hey Tweedy! Yeah, I tried the collar stays the second time around, but the collar part compressed to the point where it looked funky. Unfortunately, proper cloth doesn't have the level of customization to allow for just soft points. I think more experimentation is necessary smile.gif

You might switch to a different maker then. I use mytailor and at this point I've made so many adjustments with them in person I've become a fan (is it bespoke at that point?). They can do all sorts of fine tuned modifications (eg I had them lift the front of my collar but not back, reduce the tie gap to 1/8 inch and so on). Great if you talk it over with someone in person. They have a traveling tailor too. luxire might be able to do similar modifications but you have to do more work yourself.

Why don't you post a pic of the problem?
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With all this talk of collars, it would be really helpful to me if the various descriptions and opinions could be clarified with pics.

 

I've been gradually bringing my entire wardrobe into order over the past two years or so on SF, including shirts. But I still look at a lot of the pics on WAYWRN and some of the "classic" older threads and think, damn, I don't have any collars which look that good.

 

I might have to start cross-posting some of those pics here, and ask the experts for help in tracking me down some collar awesomeness.

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Not certain if this is the proper thread, but I could use some good natured advice. I am American and about to spend two years in London. What are some wardrobe essentials an American might not already have or might not anticipate needing? I've already been told to have a tux made. My Asian tailor is visiting this month, so I can have pretty much anything made. Thanks!
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Thread Starter 

Get rid of all your brown shoes :nest:

 

Yes, this is the right thread.

 

@Cleav @Monkeyface

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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Not certain if this is the proper thread, but I could use some good natured advice. I am American and about to spend two years in London. What are some wardrobe essentials an American might not already have or might not anticipate needing? I've already been told to have a tux made. My Asian tailor is visiting this month, so I can have pretty much anything made. Thanks!

You'll be warmly welcomed nod[1].gif

Your work will give us a steer if you want to share?
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You'll be warmly welcomed nod[1].gif

Your work will give us a steer if you want to share?

Right. My thanks. I am actually going over to accompany Mrs. Hedonist on a rotation with her major accounting firm. I'll be managing my team here in the states remotely, probably from rented office space. I'll go to some entrepreneurial-themed events, accompany the lovely lady to work functions, be a regular at a local pub - that sort of modus operandi.
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

With all this talk of collars, it would be really helpful to me if the various descriptions and opinions could be clarified with pics.

[...]

 

Here’s the Milano II collar from Proper Cloth, if anyone's interested:

 

With a suit: (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

It’s what you need when the collar points absolutely, positively, have to stay put under your lapels (and you’ve got a longish neck).

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Nice AC. Which Oxford fabric is that?
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Nice AC. Which Oxford fabric is that?

 

Light Blue 80s Royal Oxford PCF945.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Given the number of folks on SF who wear MTM shirts, I wonder if there would be interest in a thread devoted to photos.    Arguably it would make life easier for those trying to make a purchasing decision than is currently the case, where people have  to browse individual affiliate threads, and in addition not every MTM shop is an affiliate.

 

Just a thought, and a job for a moderator in any event.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #19781 of 37396
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Here’s the Milano II collar from Proper Cloth, if anyone's interested:







Love that Ac nod[1].gif
post #19782 of 37396
+1...great tie, too.
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That's what I just ordered, AC. Thanks for sharing....I'm happy.
post #19784 of 37396
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Not certain if this is the proper thread, but I could use some good natured advice. I am American and about to spend two years in London. What are some wardrobe essentials an American might not already have or might not anticipate needing? I've already been told to have a tux made. My Asian tailor is visiting this month, so I can have pretty much anything made. Thanks!

If you really want to fit in, buy a couple of plain black captoe oxfords, plain worsted navy and charcoal suits, some white double cuff shirts, a covert coat, a green waxed cotton Barbour jacket and a navy quilted Barbour jacket, some patterned casual shirts, nice wool jumpers in navy, grey and forest green, jeans or cords and brown suede chukkas.

No one will be able to tell you apart from the Brits if you're wearing this, as long as you don't open your mouth of course. I'll leave it up to you to decide whether that's a good thing.
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Right. My thanks. I am actually going over to accompany Mrs. Hedonist on a rotation with her major accounting firm. I'll be managing my team here in the states remotely, probably from rented office space. I'll go to some entrepreneurial-themed events, accompany the lovely lady to work functions, be a regular at a local pub - that sort of modus operandi.

Ok, quite a remit there

I'll think on but in the first instance don't burn any brown shoes!

Navy suit, grey suit, charcoal chalk stripe DB suit (!) Navy three patch pocket SC (as many as you like, plus a DBreasted of course), flannel anything, linen anything. More blue shirts than white, bengal and fine stripe good, no multi coloured stripe. Solid ties, knit, gren' in blue, green and brown. Wool ties in grey and blue, Macclesfields, neats and of course regimental stripes (but only typically two colours.

DB black tie rig, plus an overcoat, crombie/chesterfield et al

Shoes and boots, the world is your oyster

So much more to consider, particularly the more relaxed stuff.

As I said I'll think on...

Let us know when you land and settled in I'll buy us a beer nod[1].gif
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