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post #1 of 18
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Which types of collars and cuffs do you prefer? Do you have any other preferences regerding the design of a shirt?
post #2 of 18
Personally I like a tapered shirt (nothing worse than a shirt that sticks out at the back) , preferably with a spread collar and french cuffs.
post #3 of 18
Spread or buttondown collar and barrel cuffs -- casual software environment, and never wear a jacket. I absolutely despise shirt pockets, and despair over the great selection of ready to wear shirts with pockets and the seemingly limited choices for pocketless -- time to try some MTM shirts. /richard
post #4 of 18
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Which types of collars and cuffs do you prefer?  Do you have any other preferences regerding the design of a shirt?
For me, I prefer Spread collars and French cuffs. I won`t have a bar of barrel cuffs. Stuart
post #5 of 18
I prefer spread or cutaway collars with french cuffs. I am a big fan of contrast collars and cuffs as well.
post #6 of 18
Solid White Shirt - tab collar with french cuffs Colored Shirt - contrasting white spread collar and french cuffs.
post #7 of 18
I prefer point collars (albeit a little longer than many, around 3 inches) and barrel cuffs. I share RLDean's distaste for shirt pockets, although perhaps without so much voracity. I also dislike pleats of any kind on the back of the shirt. Not a huge fan of plackets either. But most of all, I like a shirt that FITS. Number one reason I get shirts MTM. The other stuff is gravy.
post #8 of 18
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I absolutely despise shirt pockets, and despair over the great selection of ready to wear shirts with pockets and the seemingly limited choices for pocketless -- time to try some MTM shirts.
I don't think it would be a problem to remove the pocket from a brand new shirt. Once washed the needle holes should close up and once pressed any outline should disappear. I'll have to try this and report back, although I do often use the pocket to toss my watch in while I wash my hands. Personally I prefer spread, medium weight unfused collars and smallish unfused French cuffs or medium weight barrel cuffs. I just noticed yesterday that the angle-cut edge type barrel cuffs annoy me a bit but I think the buttons could be moved in a bit to fix that. Two buttons is optimal on cuffs. Also the bloody arm crease is supposed to line up with one of the pleats on the cuff, dammit. Someone tell these shirtmakers that. I also despise many small pleats or the blousy type sleeves. Fitted is better everywhere.
post #9 of 18
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[For me, I prefer Spread collars and French cuffs. I won`t have a bar of barrel cuffs. Stuart
I did forget to mention that I am also a fan of the white collar and cuff scenario as well.
post #10 of 18
1) Fabric 100s and above. No polyester. 2) French cuffs (hopefully my bosses will not think I'm trying to outdo them) 3) Spread collar with stitching 3/8" or 1/2" from the edge 4) Non-fused collar/cuff 5) Removable stays - preferably in silver 6) French front placket 7) No pockets 8) Split yoke 9) Box pleat 10) Gauntlet with gauntlet button 11) Two buttons on the  collar -- what do you guys think about this one? 12) Proper fit is paramount 13) Free of charge
post #11 of 18
Whats a placket?
post #12 of 18
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Whats a placket?
It's the additional piece of fabric (about 1.5 inches) on some shirts at the center of the shirt where the button holes are sewn. Other shirts have one side of the fabric over the other side of the fabric. If someone can offer a more coherent explanation ....
post #13 of 18
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I don't think it would be a problem to remove the pocket from a brand new shirt. Once washed the needle holes should close up and once pressed any outline should disappear...
I've wondered about this myself.  I'll give it a try on one of my shirts that I'm not too attached too. /richard
post #14 of 18
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I don't think it would be a problem to remove the pocket from a brand new shirt. Once washed the needle holes should close up and once pressed any outline should disappear...
I've wondered about this myself. I'll give it a try on one of my shirts that I'm not too attached too.
I've never had a pocket removed, but I have had sleeves altered. It's not unusual for the shirt to come back from alterations with needle holes where the placket used to be attached, and these holes have always become invisible after a washing.
post #15 of 18
My usual shirt order is for a moderate spread collar, button cuffs, and side pleats on the shirt back. I dearly love French cuffs, but my workplace is rather casual, and I would look out of place wearing them.
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