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post #16 of 21
Is there anyone else out there not too bothered about MOP buttons? (Nice but not the end of the world if they do not have them) I have shirts from Ede and Ravenscroft, Harvie and Hudson and Smyth and Gibson all with MOP buttons, but none are better (and I have not yet decided if they are even as good) as my Clarke and Dawe shirts which have plastic buttons. What is so good about MOP if they fall off after 1 wearing.
post #17 of 21
Is there anyone else out there not too bothered about MOP buttons? (Nice but not the end of the world if they do not have them) IWhat is so good about MOP if they fall off after 1 wearing.
MOP buttons break too fast, don't you think? If they have a polymer backing, then OK. Also, the MOP have a heavenly look.
post #18 of 21
Plastic buttons on the Pink shirts only, even what they call Super 170s, which they sell for $210 full retail.  Absurd.  I find most of their patterns (bold checks and stripes) very tasteless.  I think T&A and even H&K have much more elegant, yet bold patterns.
In Paris, the corner of Pink at The Galleries LaFayette is exactly that you are describeing = Tastelasse shit (ugly stripes, tacky patterns), looking good on shelves at 170 euros.
post #19 of 21
Perhaps being from Academia - the idea of wearing a product that is now part of the English language "in the Pink" appeals to me.
OKay, I can't let this pass. As an academic, you must certainly be interested in the development of such terms -- the genetic analysis, I believe a Comp Lit professor called it. Thomas Pink has nothing to do with the original, apocryphal 1700s tailor whose name allegedly spawned the phrase "in the pink". It was founded as a low-cost Jermyn Street-style shirtmaker in Fulham about 20 years ago by the Mullen brothers, marketing graduates. They gradually nosed up their profile from dressing signet-ringed wannabe real estate agents into a real Jermyn Street shop and into the LVMH stable. Somewhere along the way production shifted to the 3rd world. An analogy to this use of an unrelated name for marketing purposes is Sam Adams beer (except I'd actually buy Sam Adams beer) -- no relation to the 1700s brewer/patriot/rabblerouser except in name. Or, perhaps more aptly, the "Savile Row" range of junky clothing on sale in Macy's etc. Yes, by wearing it one may feel a frisson of elation in wearing clothes with a label recalling the very best of men's sartorial tradition... but apart from the name there's no relation whatsoever. Borrowed past, borrowed glory. Pandit RJman-singhji
post #20 of 21
I'd opt for the Tyrwhitt sale, which includes some seven fold ties.
post #21 of 21
Speaking of plastic buttons, one of the shirts that has gotten me the most compliments has been a CT shirt that I got as a gift from a former friend of mine several years ago. It is a cutaway shirt in sky blue with a Prince of Wales checked pattern in royal blue with double cuffs and plastic buttons; some of the compliments have come from people that I know wear very expensive shirts, including Borrelli and T&A. Alas, MOP and shell buttons are better, but plastic buttons still get the job done. Pattern matching is as well preferred, but the CT does not have matched patterns, and no one seems to notice. Me personally, I would rather purchase a H&K for about $85 (they are on sale now) than any other RTW shirt on the market right now for that price. Angled split yoke, matching patterns, shell buttons, and the best cutaway on the market, how can you go wrong? Jon.
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