or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread - Page 236

post #3526 of 6172

From an earlier request....

 

SM Default current Full Spread, higher buttoning position.  

 

post #3527 of 6172
Thread Starter 

Question about linen shirts.

 

Do you prefer them with a button collar or Semi/Full Spread Collars?

post #3528 of 6172
Quote:
Originally Posted by spiermackay View Post

We're trying for both, but to get good quality in quantities and price we need to be at is really difficult. We can easily get denim from Albiate, but it would be more expensive than any shirts we currently offer, which really makes no sense.  We are thinking of commissioning our own Denim and Chambray like we did for the Oxfords, but nothing has be set yet.

Doooo iiiiitt.... At least you have one vote. smile.gif
post #3529 of 6172
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AntiHero84 View Post


Doooo iiiiitt.... At least you have one vote. smile.gif

 

haha, the quantities are pretty massive. Much larger than the oxford runs. We'll see. If we split the styles and washes it might be reasonable.

post #3530 of 6172
Quick shot of the white slim fit OCBD today. Better pics later.



Supposedly the same shirt as my light blue slim fit, but I like the collar on this one better. Maybe it's just the tie.
post #3531 of 6172

Sorry for the poor pic, really need a new phone at the moment.

 

Wearing the burgundy oxford for the second time. I have two other light blue oxfords from Bonobos and Proper Cloth but I love the fabric on these so much I think I need the light blue too. I only originally bought burgundy and ocean blue.

 

 

 

 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by spiermackay View Post
 

Question about linen shirts.

 

Do you prefer them with a button collar or Semi/Full Spread Collars?

 

Button Down

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by spiermackay View Post
 

 

haha, the quantities are pretty massive. Much larger than the oxford runs. We'll see. If we split the styles and washes it might be reasonable.

 

+1 on the Chambray and possibly the Denim. Would want button down collars on those too.

 

I never really considered a denim shirt but Proper Cloth did a few preorders in washed denim that ended up being very popular.

 

 

 


Edited by Burzan - 3/23/16 at 9:12am
post #3532 of 6172
Quote:
Originally Posted by spiermackay View Post
 

Question about linen shirts.

 

Do you prefer them with a button collar or Semi/Full Spread Collars?


I like button down collars on linens.  But no pleats, no chest pocket.

post #3533 of 6172
Button down linen and denim and I'm in for 1 of everything.
post #3534 of 6172
Quote:
Originally Posted by spiermackay View Post
 

Question about linen shirts.

 

Do you prefer them with a button collar or Semi/Full Spread Collars?

 

I'll go against the grain and check Full Spread. I like a good BD collar, don't get me wrong, but I love the collar on my 2 T. Monti linens from last year, and they used a Full Spread (if my memory serves right). 

 

As said below, no box pleat (nor side pleats either) and no chest pocket. Bare as can be. 

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

Quick shot of the white slim fit OCBD today. Better pics later.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Supposedly the same shirt as my light blue slim fit, but I like the collar on this one better. Maybe it's just the tie.

 

Quintessential Ivy-league look, this tie and shirt combo! Like you say, the collar doesn't look like the one I have?

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by fieldofdreams View Post
 


I like button down collars on linens.  But no pleats, no chest pocket.

 

I agree with no pleats nor chest pocket. 

post #3535 of 6172
Quote:
Originally Posted by fieldofdreams View Post
 


I like button down collars on linens.  But no pleats, no chest pocket.

 

I think of linen, especially if 100% as summer/warm weather. In that case, top two buttons will be undone, and I'm indifferent as to whether button-down or not is better. I prefer a simple front (no pleat) to keep it a clean look but prefer a front pocket for my sunglasses, etc.

What's more important to me, is avoiding formal patterns such as stripes, and more checks, madras, or other interesting patterns. 

post #3536 of 6172

Thanks for the pic. The collar on that one isn't bad but personally I think I prefer the blue one better. That one doesn't seem to have as much roll to it, whereas the blue curves nicely. Either way, I'm going to give these shirts a go after I move. The price is too good not to.

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

Quick shot of the white slim fit OCBD today. Better pics later.



Supposedly the same shirt as my light blue slim fit, but I like the collar on this one better. Maybe it's just the tie.
post #3537 of 6172

Sorry guys, if I am getting a linen shirt I am not getting a super plain, no front pocket, spread collar. I don't want to look like I am on vacation in Mexico. I do think a plain front and maybe band collar would look great on a popover.

 

 

 

Something like this but in a high quality fabric and construction is just right for my summertime shorts and chinos needs. I could ditch the pocket if people prefer but I do like it for my shades. I hate hanging shades on the buttons, looks obnoxious.

 

 

post #3538 of 6172
I prefer my casual shirts (without tie) to be button down. It just looks better IMO.

As for the pocket, I'm fine with that as pretty much every casual shirt I've ever bought had a pocket in the front.
post #3539 of 6172

I'd go for a couple with band collars and even some popovers.  But I'll likely go custom on these, so please the masses.

 

Button down on linen is just so-so.  Often they are lifeless and droopy, Rick you'll have to work your magic on the collar internals so the collar has some shape, but isn't overly constructed.  Tough task as most linen buttons downs are stapled to the neck with zero shape.

post #3540 of 6172

I'm not a big fan of the collar on my two linen T monti shirts from last year which is why I'm in the pro-BD camp. I also want a chest pocket, it's just so useful and keeps the front from looking too plain and boring. essential, as 7_rocket says, if you're wearing with shorts or chinos.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread