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I just don't like it.

Yes, you do. You just don't know it yet.
post #77 of 103
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I like that all my shirts have two-button collars now. The uniformity soothes me.

I fully understand this cumpulsion...er...feeling.

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Let my modified OCBD be a gift to the sartorial world. I ask nothing in return.

You should follow Manton's lead from his BlazerSuit (TM) and get a patent on your creation.

Overall, I like M.'s modified OCBD. Wear them in good health. I'd like to see how the collar looks with a tie.
post #78 of 103
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I just have OCD when it comes to my OCBDs.
More likely you just wear a new shirt every day.
post #79 of 103
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More likely you just wear a new shirt every day.

Ah yes, Khashoggi syndrome.
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Ah yes, Khashoggi syndrome.
Heh, though I think it was closer to Washoggi syndrome.
post #81 of 103
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Not sure this is so. I think of the french front shirt as more formal or elegant and a placket as less formal and better for tieless. A small difference either way.

We had another thread on placket vs. no placket and we were all very confused & not agreeing about whether or not the plain front, no placket was more formal or more sporty. I think there's a case to be made either way.

I hate to iron plackets, and I think they look bad without a tie, so I don't get them. And I could be all wrong about this. All I know is that no placket works for me
post #82 of 103
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We had another thread on placket vs. no placket and we were all very confused & not agreeing about whether or not the plain front, no placket was more formal or more sporty. I think there's a case to be made either way.

I hate to iron plackets, and I think they look bad without a tie, so I don't get them. And I could be all wrong about this. All I know is that no placket works for me

I happen to agree that a shirt without a tie looks better without a placket. I don't know if this is correct or follows conventional wisdom, but it is the case to me. The simpler, cleaner look goes a long away.
post #83 of 103
To follow this derailment, I own one shirt with a placket and no chest pocket and it looks weird. After I picked that one up, I'm generally pocket=placket, no pocket=french/no placket.
post #84 of 103
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To follow this derailment, I own one shirt with a placket and no chest pocket and it looks weird. After I picked that one up, I'm generally pocket=placket, no pocket=french/no placket.

I kind of feel the same way. In fact, it might have been my Mercer OCBD, with a regular placket but no pocket, that motivated me to try a different approach.
post #85 of 103
Looks great. This is how I envisage a BD Collar shirt to look like.
post #86 of 103
I appreciate the experimentation with a traditional Brooks design. But, personally I prefer a one button collar and a round barrel cuff. I usually like a placket, but this looks really nice with the heavy oxford cloth. Nicely done.
post #87 of 103
For $100 a shirt I like it a lot.

I have shirts made for me in HK, but the BDs are lifeless compared to what Brooks Bros. make.

Issue for me with Brooks button downs was the low collar height, otherwise they are really nice shirts.
post #88 of 103
mafoofan, care to add any actual "in action" pics? i am pretty impressed by what i have seen and read thus far but would like to see what they look like when worn. thanks.
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mafoofan's head exploded after taking the bar, I fear he will not be back.
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mafoofan's head exploded after taking the bar, I fear he will not be back.

Nah... like Dr. Arcane, he'll be back.
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