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Originally Posted by Sotiris View Post

@ccallis One more minor question. Any chance having a watch allowance go up to +0.75"?

And more Roma spread goodness: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

That is a beautiful collar, imo. It looks soft - is it?

post #452 of 458
Yes, definitely my favorite collar now (along with sofy ivy BD). The points seem fairly soft, with the neckband feeling a bit stiffer. Still have to try this collar without a tie.
post #453 of 458
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Originally Posted by Sotiris View Post

Yes, definitely my favorite collar now (along with sofy ivy BD). The points seem fairly soft, with the neckband feeling a bit stiffer. Still have to try this collar without a tie.

I apologize, I was unclear - is that the soft roma, or the fused one? Also, the "stiff" roma is somewhat confusing to me, as it's unfused?

post #454 of 458
Ah sorry. This is the new Roma Spread. And you're right, I just checked the site and the description does say "stiff fused interling".

I do also have some Roma cutaway collars, which are also described as stiff fused interling, and they feel similar. But it's a bit aggressive a spread and I prefer the new Roma Spread as pictured about.

I also checked my order history and I do have one Soft Roma cutaway collar, but that's a linen blend which I haven't worn since last September so I can't recall how much softer/better it feels.

I'm sticking with Roma Spread for future orders. Hope this helps.
post #455 of 458
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Originally Posted by Winery Dog View Post

So the "stiff" collar is actually unfused (seems counter-intuitive but I'm new to this). Do you put the thick unfused interlining in both the collar band and the collar? Despite it's name would you say the stiff collar falls between the standard and the soft in terms of stiffness? I was just about to order a shirt on your website that is strictly going to be worn with jeans when I noticed the new stiff collar. Now I'm wondering if that is the better option for an open collar (no tie or jacket). 

Hi--we actually use two slightly different weights in the collar leaf and collar band to get the perfect compliment of functionality and comfort. The interlining in the collar leaf (point) is significantly thicker than the fusing we use on our standard collars, and the interlining for the collar band is a pinch lighter than the lining in the collar leaf--but still thicker than our current fused interlinings.

We found the thicker of the two interlinings really helps collars stand up and look crisp, but was a little uncomfortable in the collar band. We went down in weight just a pinch in the band and found it to be significantly more comfortable, while still holding its shape incredibly well. We sourced the interlinings from Alumo in Switzerland, for those familiar. They make some incredible stuff--I would be very surprised to find interlining qualities like these in any shirts in our price range. They're truly some of the finest interlinings in the world, if not the finest.

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Originally Posted by Sotiris View Post

@ccallis One more minor question. Any chance having a watch allowance go up to +0.75"?

And more Roma spread goodness:

Definitely on our list of product development--might even add a full 1"...depending on the success of the Apple Watch. Wouldn't expect it before summer, though, still some other things to get going before (darts, button updates, improved monogramming options to name a few).
post #456 of 458
Awesome stuff, thanks!
post #457 of 458
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Originally Posted by novaeagle View Post
 

I apologize, I was unclear - is that the soft roma, or the fused one? Also, the "stiff" roma is somewhat confusing to me, as it's unfused?

Nova,

 

I was confused as well because the three new "stiff" collars do not show up under "Collar Styles" in the "Custom Dress Shirt" tab on their website. You have to go to "Design A Shirt" and look under "Style" to see them. It looks like they only have them in the English Spread, Presidents Spread, and Roma Cutaway. They don't have it in the Roma Spread so the collar in the pic posted by Sotiris must be the standard Roma Spread (fused).

 

If you like the Presidents Spread you now have 3 choices; standard (fused), soft (unfused), and stiff (unfused but w/thick interlining). The new stiff collar seems like it fits what I need so I'm going to order that one...as soon as they have the movable button option ready. 

post #458 of 458

@ccallis - when the button placement movement option launches, if you move the top button UP instead of down, will the remaining placket buttons move up by the same amount?

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