(JCusey) The problem that I've always had with this type of collar is that fifteen minutes after I put the shirt on, after turning my head to the left and to the right, the collar has crumpled down and looks like LA Guy's bowling shirt. What do you have to do to get the collar to maintain its shape while still being soft enough to be comfortable?
Well, I've spent the entire day mulling (old codger word, sorry) your question. I have arrived at a multiple choice answer. One or more of the answers may be correct: A] Keep your head facing forward at all times B] Use an expensive, soft, but resiliant Swiss-German cotton interlining which goes as far down as 1"-2" past the first button C] Wear the shirt you have, but only for fourteen minutes. D] Go bowling in Los Angeles
Prompted by a recent discussion on AAAC, I also have a question: Is it more difficult/expensive to make a shirt with a higher armhole? Thank you.
Another question which could more easily be answered by the use of multiple choice ... but I shall refrain. It is not more expensive - on the surface. It is more difficult, assuming that to harmonize with the higher armhole one is properly creating a more curved sleeve cap. It is more in that a more curved sleeve cap is more difficult to sew, hence requiring more time. It is more difficult in that a too-high armhole can result in rejection of the shirt for lack of comfort. In this case, the body may be salvaged ... but the sleeves cannot be. That would require the use of an additional 14-18 sq. ft. of fabric and hours of disassembly time thus making it more expensive. In summation, that's a whole lotta mores. One rule which applies without question in shirtmaking is that a whole lotta mores are always followed by the overarching more ... more expensive.