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post #29956 of 33197
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Originally Posted by sogno View Post

are non fused shirts really worth it compared to fused collared shirts?



Are non fused shirts really that "harder" to maintain? I know some people prefer fused collars because they are easier to maintain ( less wrinkling, easier to iron, etc).



Thank you


 



+1

I was just wondering about this myself.
post #29957 of 33197
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Originally Posted by sogno View Post

are non fused shirts really worth it compared to fused collared shirts?
Depends on the shirt in question, the price difference between fused and non-fused, and your personal preferences and how important they are to you.
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Are non fused shirts really that "harder" to maintain?
Both get washed. Both get ironed. Both get hung in my closet. So as a practical matter, the difference in care is negligible.
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I know some people prefer fused collars because they are easier to maintain ( less wrinkling, easier to iron, etc).
Again, both types get ironed. There's at most a negligible difference in terms of the time needed to iron the non-fused collar shirt. You're talking added seconds, not added hours. Pretending that this is a meaningful added burden is silly.
post #29958 of 33197
non fused collars feel more natural, even when a heavy lining is used.
they will last longer then fused collars.
fused collars break down at the fold of the collar much faster.


the downside is in Ironing.

they take more patience and care then fused collars.
a bad laundry might leave folds of fabric because the collars were not stretched out before ironing.

Fused collars
easier to iron.
will look crisper throughout the day.

drawbacks.
will hold onto dirt and oils at the neck band. don't always come out.

hope this answers your questions
post #29959 of 33197


Who manufactures these ratchet adjusters in 1.5" width? Everything on etsy or google is 1". Also these
brass rectangle ring in 1.5"

And a good source for ribbon?

More like three questions but who's counting?
post #29960 of 33197
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Originally Posted by TheBlackBruceWayne View Post



Who manufactures these ratchet adjusters in 1.5" width? Everything on etsy or google is 1". Also these
brass rectangle ring in 1.5"

And a good source for ribbon?

More like three questions but who's counting?
ribbon is easy. you can find that on line or any fabric store.
the clips are not.
look for cheap suspenders in thrift stores and use the findings.
post #29961 of 33197

Yoox and Sierra Trading Post are both great places to find awesome deals, but you have to either know what you're looking for or be willing to dig. Does anyone have tips for navigating these sites? Are there specific brands you look for when you visit them? Do you know of other sites like them? 

post #29962 of 33197
I live in a city where the summer is very hot and the winter mild. You never feel cold.
I was wondering if it is appropriate to wear a hopsack jacket in winter. I would have an overcoat anyway.
Inappropriate like wearing linen in winter or the hopsack is more all season.
Edited by Slh - 2/18/15 at 2:25am
post #29963 of 33197
What do you think to the fit of this shirt?

post #29964 of 33197
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Originally Posted by upcoming View Post

What do you think to the fit of this shirt? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I would possibly get the waist and sleeves tapered.
post #29965 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post

I would possibly get the waist and sleeves tapered.

Thanks for that how bad is the fit generally?
post #29966 of 33197
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Originally Posted by upcoming View Post

What do you think to the fit of this shirt?
It's acceptable. It's certainly not as snug-fitting as some prefer and as current fashion tends to favor, but since I dislike the trend for what I regard as excessively close-fitting clothes, I won't criticize the fit of your shirt.

Your belt, however, is a little too long.
post #29967 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

It's acceptable. It's certainly not as snug-fitting as some prefer and as current fashion tends to favor, but since I dislike the trend for what I regard as excessively close-fitting clothes, I won't criticize the fit of your shirt.

Your belt, however, is a little too long.

Thanks for your response. How would you rate the shirt out of 10? The reason why I ask is because I need a good few shirts for work and I don't want to look like a slob. I've had loads of people say I should buy TM Lewin Super Fitted shirts as I'm very skinny but the problem is you can only order them online and I prefer to try on shirts. If you think that the fit of this shirt is good then I'll buy a few more.

Just out of curiosity why do you dislike excessively close fitting clothes (I do too that's because I'm skiny!)
post #29968 of 33197
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Originally Posted by upcoming View Post

How would you rate the shirt out of 10?
Look, there's a lot of inherent subjectivity in judging the fit of a shirt. Someone who likes the fit of your shirt might tell you he'd give it a 9. The next guy could prefer a closer, more tapered shirt fit, and tell you your shirt's fit only merits a 3. Which is one reason why dressing by popular opinion - and the popular opinion of a group of online clothing forum members, no less - is a mistake you should try to avoid.

The real question is, how would you rate the shirt out of 10?

If you lack the experience to confidently judge this for yourself, well, keep reading and looking and thinking, and before long you will have enough experience to confidently say, "I like this look; it works for me.;" or "I dislike this look; it's wrong for me for the following reasons..."
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I need a good few shirts for work and I don't want to look like a slob.
I don't know where you work. Heck, I don't even know in which hemisphere you work. But at least in the current day United States, simply wearing a shirt with buttons up the front, which isn't dirty or hopelessly wrinkled, which is of reasonable color, and if we're really setting the bar high, the collar button of which could be buttoned without either choking you or leaving a gap between neck and collar large enough for you to comfortably insert your fist, will usually leave you one of the better dressed men at your place of work.

No, not always. A few places of business are exceptions. But usually.

So don't worry too much about your shirt making you look like a slob.
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I've had loads of people say I should buy TM Lewin Super Fitted shirts
Yeah, it's seldom difficult finding loads of people willing to tell one what to do. Sometimes they're right, and it's worth following their advice. Sometimes not.
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If you think that the fit of this shirt is good then I'll buy a few more.
Why give me such power over the decision-making process?

I think the fit of your shirt is acceptable. With a trip to your local alterations tailor, it could probably be tweaked a bit, and be better than acceptable.

But your biases and preferences with regard to fit needn't mirror mine.

Stop being lazy and letting other people decide for you. Educate yourself on proper shirt fit, and decide for yourself if the shirt's fit pleases you.
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Just out of curiosity why do you dislike excessively close fitting clothes
In part, it has to do with the standards, guidelines, and norms of fit to which I was exposed when I was young, many years ago. With how my father (and other male role models, from my formative years) dressed. With the fact that I'm a large man, and traditionally depicting a large man in overly tight clothing was done to make him appear to be ignorant or undisciplined or thuggish or a clown (whereas more appropriately tailored clothing could leave even such obese men as Sydney Greenstreet or Sebastian Cabot looking intelligent and cultured) . With the fact that I just can't bring myself to accept Pee Wee Herman, circa 1989, as a sartorial role model.
post #29969 of 33197
I purchased a dark navy suit and a white Shirt for a prom. I want to wear a black tie so i can i wear a brown shoes with it or a black shoes?
post #29970 of 33197
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Originally Posted by martinhany View Post

I purchased a dark navy suit and a white Shirt for a prom. I want to wear a black tie so i can i wear a brown shoes with it or a black shoes?

 

Brown shoes are fine, just make sure you wear a brown belt with them. ;) 

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