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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

I havent read it DB, but, I now have it in my hand.  GD Roberts.  It certainly looks like an epic read.  Cant wait to start it.  Thanks for the heads up

 

Pleasure WP1967! In my opinion it is one of the great contemporary reads - l could not put it down. I'm sure it once you have read it, it will no doubt heighten your experience of the sub continent. 

post #31577 of 54986
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

That's pinpoint oxford, I believe. The only Royal Oxfords that it seems Kamakura sells are spread collars, which fits my general impression that Royal = business, pinpoint = business/casual, standard Oxford = casual.

Nice looking shirts, though.
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Apologies, you are right of course. This is royal oxford:



And I thought it looked the same as the Kamakura fabric, but the latter is definitely a simpler weave. Well picked up Lachy.

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Oh no worries I wasn't calling you out - we don't do that here.

Royal Oxford has more of a sheen, definitely.
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LachyZee, are you Macklemore?
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LachyZee, are you Macklemore?

Only on weekends.
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

That's pinpoint oxford, I believe. The only Royal Oxfords that it seems Kamakura sells are spread collars, which fits my general impression that Royal = business, pinpoint = business/casual, standard Oxford = casual.

Nice looking shirts, though.

People seem to stand in awe of the mystical "roll" of some manufacturer's OCBDs, like it's a giant living in the hillside. It's simply a matter of long enough collar points (3 inches plus), and an unfused and maybe even unlined collar, no secrets.

*edit not in Court so I've also got my OCBD game going today... Epaulet's model.

The points are closer together than a Kamakura, meaing that it "stands up" a bit more when unbuttoned. I like this, but it's all a matter of personal preference. On the other hand, a wider spread like the Kamakura looks better to my eye when done up with a tie. The points then tuck nicely under your lapels. I never wear OCBDs with ties, myself.
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Yeah my preference is for a wider spread on BD's with some tie space so they can be worn with a tie (important when you're in my business!) like you said personal preference though. Roll is one thing, but it's having the combo of good roll, tie space and an appropriate spread that makes a good BD. I'll likely wear them mostly with knit ties and possibly some wool and maybe a few repps.
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Yeah my preference is for a wider spread on BD's with some tie space so they can be worn with a tie (important when you're in my business!) like you said personal preference though. Roll is one thing, but it's having the combo of good roll, tie space and an appropriate spread that makes a good BD. I'll likely wear them mostly with knit ties and possibly some wool and maybe a few repps.

+1. Land's End OCBD shirts also have some good tie space and a very nice collar roll. I was pleased to see recently that after an absence of some years, LE have finally reintroduced a fine pink-and-white university stripe OCBD in their "Hyde Park" shirt range.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

+1. Land's End OCBD shirts also have some good tie space and a very nice collar roll. I was pleased to see recently that after an absence of some years, LE have finally reintroduced a fine pink-and-white university stripe OCBD in their "Hyde Park" shirt range.

A lot of people on AAAC used to rave about the LE Hyde Park range I bought a white, blue and green country check a couple of years ago. I notice its not currently listed goes good with with corduroys on the weekend. Hadn't considered the knit tie option with it must investigate.
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

A lot of people on AAAC used to rave about the LE Hyde Park range I bought a white, blue and green country check a couple of years ago. I notice its not currently listed goes good with with corduroys on the weekend. Hadn't considered the knit tie option with it must investigate.


GF, I wear them almost exclusively with knit ties and they look excellent (if I do say so myself).
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GF, I wear them almost exclusively with knit ties and they look excellent (if I do say so myself).

+1
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Kind've gone off shoe polishing lately. I stripped the mirror shine off a couple of pairs of shoes using Saphir Renovateur and am now just letting them get scuffed up.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

GF, I wear them almost exclusively with knit ties and they look excellent (if I do say so myself).

Sports coat or suit? I am thinking (excuse required) of getting a new sports coat in a brown as for patten not sure at present.

And that wind is coming straight up from Falls Creek goes straight through you.
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Sports coat or suit? I am thinking (excuse required) of getting a new sports coat in a brown as for patten not sure at present.

And that wind is coming straight up from Falls Creek goes straight through you.


I've worn a black silk knit tie with a white OCBD shirt and charcoal suit with a white linen pocket square and black, captoe balmoral shoes in a rather conservative, US "trad" style previously.

However, I usually wear my knit ties and OCBD shirts with odd jackets and trousers - sometimes wool trousers, but also cotton and corduroy trousers.
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The way to wear a black knit tie...

 

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Speaking of which: I have a modest new collection of silk and wool knit ties now up at www.hightied.com. Please check them out; there are some fantastic colourways this time around, along with staples like navy, black and green.

Oh and the code 'freeship' should get you free shipping (within Australia only).

Feel free to PM me any questions/problems.

Thanks
Toby.
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