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Do you guys prefer the Casual or Regular OCBD? 

 

I wear my OCBDs both casually and more formally to work. I think I like the look of the Casual more when untucked - and it leaves me enough length to tuck - but I also prefer the collar of the Regular. Just curious what you guys end up going for off the rack?

 

I passed on the casual version as I find the regular one is the perfect balance to be worn dressed up or casually for me. I can easily wear them tucked or untucked with rolled sleeves and the collar is amazing. I am likely replacing my current pink, grey, and lavender OCBD (maybe a couple Uni stripes too) with the new ones incoming if they are the exact fabric, and specs of the current regular line. 

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The Spier and Mackay website is no bueno for people with anxiety.  It should be fixed.

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Hoping we can get the dressier, less burly ocbd in uni stripes also, as I'd like to wear them to work and thr standard ocbd is a bit too rumpled and warm for my setting.
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The OCBD fabric is fine, although I'm keeping mine for colder months use too hefty for summer humidity.  I have realized I very much dislike the box pleat on this and would only buy again if it was removed.  

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The Spier and Mackay website is no bueno for people with anxiety.  It should be fixed.

 

New site is in the finishing stages.

 

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Hoping we can get the dressier, less burly ocbd in uni stripes also, as I'd like to wear them to work and thr standard ocbd is a bit too rumpled and warm for my setting.

 

The brushing made them feel thicker than they actually are. We're scaling back on the amount of brushing on future shirts. I'm sure the Texas heat can be extra warm.

 

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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post
 

The OCBD fabric is fine, although I'm keeping mine for colder months use too hefty for summer humidity.  I have realized I very much dislike the box pleat on this and would only buy again if it was removed.  

 

The group that is under production has the Box Pleat. If enough guys want it omitted, we'll take it out. We kept it in for traditional sake. But maybe it's time for a change!


Edited by spiermackay - 8/19/16 at 10:19am
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The group that is under production has the Box Pleat. If enough guys want it omitted, we'll take it out. We kept it in for traditional sake. But maybe it's time for a change!

 

No problem on my account.  Always ok to MTM.  I found the waist on the OCBD smaller than my other shirts, might have just been the 1 off, will wear the other and see if its the same. 

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Not a shill here....

Just want to give a shout-out re the outstanding and prompt service Rick and the team provided in fixing a minor tailoring misunderstanding.
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Not a shill here....

Just want to give a shout-out re the outstanding and prompt service Rick and the team provided in fixing a minor tailoring misunderstanding.

 

 

I have to agree. I sent some pics of my first MTM shirt for advice on a future MTM order, and Rick has gone above and beyond my expectations.

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Originally Posted by spiermackay View Post

The brushing made them feel thicker than they actually are. We're scaling back on the amount of brushing on future shirts. I'm sure the Texas heat can be extra warm.
 

Yeah exactly, I have pretty extreme requirements (more because of the humidity than the heat) and it's not fair to impose my location imposed preferences on the rest of customers. I'd like to try the pinpoint oxford or whatever it's called at some point, especially if the fabric becomes available in uni stripe as an MTM, but I'm otherwise pretty happy with y'alls OCBDs. Wore an old Brooks pinpoint oxford today and it made me miss how nicely yours is cut.

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My feeling is that any brushing or otherwise wearing down of the fabric should be earned through years of wear. :)

 

Pinpoint is a decent alternative if you're looking for a dressier version of an OCBD, but doesn't quite have the same look. I have 2 MTM S&M shirts in pinpoint oxford, but designed as spread collar dress shirts.

 

I have used a well ironed, normal white BB OCBD as an evening out type dress shirt with no tie, and it didn't come off as particularly casual, because the surface was not brushed or otherwise fuzzy looking. I think the versatility of an OCBD comes from being able to iron it for dressier occasions, or wearing it rumpled and untucked for a casual day out. I feel as if a brushed OCBD eliminates the first possibility. 

 

Rick, have you ever come across any uni-stripe pinpoint oxford? I would jump on that for more spread collar shirts for my FW office wardrobe (which is when I wear the pinpoint spread collar shirts I ordered).

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Originally Posted by spiermackay View Post

New site is in the finishing stages.


The brushing made them feel thicker than they actually are. We're scaling back on the amount of brushing on future shirts. I'm sure the Texas heat can be extra warm.


The group that is under production has the Box Pleat. If enough guys want it omitted, we'll take it out. We kept it in for traditional sake. But maybe it's time for a change!

Yes, count me in the camp that wants box pleat eliminated. In fact, I'd eliminate it all together...a pleat-less back is much better fitting and cleaner look.

Also, do you plan on adding any plain white dress shirts in slim fit, with spread collar? Kinda surprised none are listed on the site.
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Out of curiosity, what does "Reversed Fused Collar for extra comfort" mean with respect to some of the collars? What type of fusing = less comfort?
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Yes, count me in the camp that wants box pleat eliminated. In fact, I'd eliminate it all together...a pleat-less back is much better fitting and cleaner look.

Also, do you plan on adding any plain white dress shirts in slim fit, with spread collar? Kinda surprised none are listed on the site.

 

We're at the tail end of a season and in transition. Most of the basics have been cleared out. More are on the way.

 

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Out of curiosity, what does "Reversed Fused Collar for extra comfort" mean with respect to some of the collars? What type of fusing = less comfort?

 

The band is fused on the outer layer away from the neck. The inner layer, which is free of any fusing is what comes in contact with the neck. This is a much more comfortable way to make the collar. The other good option is a non-fused band altogether.

 

Cheaper shirts will fuse the inner layer of the band as it shows for a better shelf presentation.

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I'm in for keeping the box pleat. It adds an interesting visual element when worn casually, and if worn more formally it shouldn't matter because it's covered with a jacket.

Also, if the shirts get any slimmer than the current contemporary fit then I can't buy OTR S&M anymore.
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Thread Starter 

Here is a quick preview of 4 of the new sportcoats that will be in the first FW16 release in the next couple of weeks.

 

 

 

 

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