Oli, you crack me up. I quite like the cutaway collars, and when ordering my first batch of P Johnson shirts experimented with a few different collars. My favourite, which I get for 90% of my shirts now, is the soft, semi-cutaway.
I have two shirts with cutaway collars, one white and one blue (which I am wearing today with a burgundy knit tie). I really like them, but in future I will only get them for shirts I will wear without a tie. The semi cutaway just looks better on me. I also have one navy shirt with the extreme cutaway, which works really well as I never wear that shirt with a suit or tie.
I met up with Christian, Mr Nice Guy Gerry Nelson and Cheungish yesterday morning for coffee. Cheungish had a great collar on his shirt, long, soft semi cutaway. He told me Herringbone had about three shirts with this collar a few season ago and that he and Christian (who both worked there) stocked up on them.
This is what he was wearing yesterday - http://cheungish.tumblr.com/post/57516302061/shades-of-blu-achieved-by-the-soft-construction
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Oh and for what it is worth I do not drive an electric car...I ride a bicycle.