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http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/wurkin-stiffs-complete-set.html
Should I pick these "Wurkin Stiffs" collar stays for the perfect roll or do MC'ers have a better suggestion? Price is not really an issue but I do not need something like sterling silver etc. Just something that will work and give the ideal collar roll.

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Just wondering if the collar will stand too erect or have a nice roll with the stays.
Any other recommendations for collar stays from 'X Y Z'?

Anyone? Looking for some collar stays that work without the gimmicky magnet.
post #17432 of 28324
gettoasty, I stopped using collar stays a couple of years ago as I found the effect too stiff. If its a natural collar roll you are after, then I reckon you're better off without them tbh.
post #17433 of 28324
Not sure how to get the natural roll.

At the moment I only have the plastic ones that come with purchase of the shirt. Would like to wear spread collars etc. and stray away from the OCBD but all my collars have the "flying away" affect sans OCBD collars.
post #17434 of 28324
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Not sure how to get the natural roll.
At the moment I only have the plastic ones that come with purchase of the shirt. Would like to wear spread collars etc. and stray away from the OCBD but all my collars have the "flying away" affect sans OCBD collars.

Some collars roll more than others; depends on the quality of the shirt itself and the cut of collar. Spread collars tend not to "roll" much in my experience just from the way that they are cut. One way I've found to get more control over what the collar does (in your case, reduce "fly away") has been to use lots of steam when ironing, press flat and then reshape with your fingers whilst shirt is cooling on a hanger. YMMV (see photo below - TM Lewin shirt):
post #17435 of 28324
My shirts are nothing special $30-40 at retail.

Thought collar stays with a bit of stiffness would help.
Not going to be spending a lot of money on nice shirts at the moment so I'll just experiment with collar stays for now, but stay away from the magnetic ones.

Thanks!
post #17436 of 28324
OK and try the ironing tip too. Good luck!
post #17437 of 28324
Thanks and FWIW I meant collar roll without tie as I see you posted a photo with.
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I like the stuff from Unis. First pair of pants I've ever owned that were truly (by my estimation) slim fit. Ok, and also once at the gap I swear I bought this pair of pants labeled "Gap slim fit" that also fit the bill, but I've never seen it past that one time a few seasons ago, everything else from there since has been a parachute in comparison. Still though, its kept me wandering into that store for years. I'm haunted by those pants. I threw them away after they got some discoloration from industrial strength cleaners (long boring story). 

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I'm also looking for slim-fitting chinos. I'm 5' 7", 145 lbs and in good shape. I tried J. Crew but their fit and quality are terrible. Brooks has better quality but their fit isn't much better. Thanks.
post #17439 of 28324
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Thanks and FWIW I meant collar roll without tie as I see you posted a photo with.

You are going to have a hard time with this. There is no great way to have a nice-looking collar on dress shirts without buttoning the top button and wearing a tie. If you aren't going to do this, you should be looking at a button-down collar.

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Love this watch (birthday present from Mrs Smudge) but not sure that tan is the best colour strap though. Thinking a darker brown, any thoughts / suggestions much appreciated? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I think any dark strap would look fine with that watch dial. You should check out the sales corner on Timezone.com as there are a few sellers on their of reasonably priced watch straps.
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Anyone? Looking for some collar stays that work without the gimmicky magnet.

I've bought several metal sets from Gilt that I like. I think they are usually from Link Up. $20 gets you about 6 pairs.

I also have a set from here, because I needed collar stays which were shorter than the standard that Link Up sells for spread collars:

http://www.stayclip.com/
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

You are going to have a hard time with this. There is no great way to have a nice-looking collar on dress shirts without buttoning the top button and wearing a tie. If you aren't going to do this, you should be looking at a button-down collar.
I think that's a bit drastic and think that open button collars can look fine, they just won't look as good as with the top button buttoned and with a tie.
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Noob here who's just starting to build out a shoe collection.

 

I threw on my new Meermin shoes this morning and ran out of the house because I was late for work, and didn't quite notice that it was raining. I have a towel in my car and rubbed my shoes with that after walking from my front door to the vehicle, and after going from the parking garage to the business office. There wasn't much water exposure to the leather, but should I be worried about potential damage to the leather. I guess it's supposed to rain all day, and I have to walk back to my car, then have a couple places to go, so I'm wondering if I should run back home and grab some shoes which are more casual.

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I threw on my new Meermin shoes this morning and ran out of the house because I was late for work, and didn't quite notice that it was raining. I have a towel in
my car and rubbed my shoes with that after walking from my front door to the vehicle, and after going from the parking garage to the business office. There wasn't
much water exposure to the leather, but should I be worried about potential damage to the leather. I guess it's supposed to rain all day, and I have to walk back to
my car, then have a couple places to go, so I'm wondering if I should run back home and grab some shoes which are more casual.

No worries, it happens to the best of us. Take them off tonight, put in shoe trees and lay them on their side. After 24 hours get some Saphir renovateur and slather some of that on them, let dry and buff. Then polish as desired. No harm, no foul.
post #17443 of 28324
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

My shirts are nothing special $30-40 at retail.
Thought collar stays with a bit of stiffness would help.
Not going to be spending a lot of money on nice shirts at the moment so I'll just experiment with collar stays for now, but stay away from the magnetic ones.
Thanks!

Try a shirt from express men, you can get them on sale for like 30-35, if you like slim cuts then they have some nice fitting shirts too but quality is nothing out of this world, what I found nice was that the shirts come with these metal collar stiffers, same as the typical plastic ones only metal and work great on my spread collar shirts, I only have 2 shirts from express men but I use those 2 sets of pins and switch then out to whatever shirt I wear, they're not too long so you get a nice roll on top and theres no magnet so they don't look weirdly stiff either but they are heavier than the plastic ones so no flying away collar look, ymmv.....
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

Noob here who's just starting to build out a shoe collection.

I threw on my new Meermin shoes this morning and ran out of the house because I was late for work, and didn't quite notice that it was raining. I have a towel in my car and rubbed my shoes with that after walking from my front door to the vehicle, and after going from the parking garage to the business office. There wasn't much water exposure to the leather, but should I be worried about potential damage to the leather. I guess it's supposed to rain all day, and I have to walk back to my car, then have a couple places to go, so I'm wondering if I should run back home and grab some shoes which are more casual.

For water protection on my leather shoes I just rub them down with Obenauff LP or mink oil, it will darken the leather a bit when you first rub it in but it works great.....
post #17445 of 28324
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Originally Posted by canstyleace View Post

For water protection on my leather shoes I just rub them down with Obenauff LP or mink oil, it will darken the leather a bit when you first rub it in but it works great.....

Horrible advice, that stuff is for rough, work boot leather. After applying too much of this stuff you won't be able to work up a good shine anymore. I threw an $800 pair of shoes in the garbage after slathering too much oils and heavy duty LP on them.
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