I've noticed that if you're not careful (or your cleaner isn't careful), one of the dangers of stitched collars is wrinkling the fabric when ironing, or not ironing from the points inward to avoid bunches in the cloth. ---the Foxx
AH HA..... YOU JUST CAUGHT YER OWN SELF... That's what I was trying to point out to y'all about advertising gimmicks like hand-sewn sleeves, collar, gussets and condoms.
It takes time and talent to sew a collar which won't do that. Stitched, Fused, unlined, whatever ... it doesn't matter. What matters is how tightly and evenly the seamster/ess holds the 3 plies of cloth and upon the shrinkage ratio between shell cloth and lining. Talent and good interlining cost highly and you're just not being given that. P.S. Foxx, I never take offense at your comments.
Hell, I never even take offense at Marc's comments.
Anyone wanna buy a bridge?
2) Steve, I am heartened by your tales of shirt longevity: previous posts have suggested shirts will last only 30 commercial washings, which with daily shirt wear and 26 shirts equals 2 years. Can you explain? ---forgot who said this, but...
I'll claim a minimum of 100 proper launderings for my shirts and replace or repair if I'm wrong. I'll be happy to show anyone who cares to look a 1984 shirt I've washed 250 times and still wear. That's one of the things most fail to take into account when figuring shirt price. Which is cheaper to wear, a $200 shirt which lasts 30 launderings or a $600 shirt which lasts 100 launderings? $200 shirt=$ 6.66 per wearing. $600 shirt= $6.00 per wearing
Yeah, that's me, doin' the Robot.