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Originally Posted by budgiesmuggler View Post

Also getting married soon, daytime ceremony dinner reception at a vineyard in hunter valley.
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3 piece suit v 2 piece
Dark grey v light grey.

Thanks

I think a dove grey 3 piece would be a nice nod to tradition - morning coat and vest - without looking like a costume and being useful later as business or other wear . The vest would make the groom stand out and let the grooms persons wear two piece suits and the grey provide a good neutral enough palate for the bride and brides maids etc. Whip off the vest after the speeches and formal bits.

Or you could go all iGentt AAAC and get a morning coat and get up and then change into a Dinner Jacket and pants for evening. This only works if you are in certain circles in Australia and if you are in those circles you wouldn't be asking anyway.
post #9692 of 53708
I have never completely 'got' removable collar stays. Just about all the better shirts have them, but they are a pain. I have a mountain of them and can never find the right size - or I forget to put them in or take them out for washing.

Why don't shirt makers just sew them in. I have a collar by CHarles Nahkle and he sewed the stays inside the collar - looks pretty good to me that way.
post #9693 of 53708
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

I have never completely 'got' removable collar stays. Just about all the better shirts have them, but they are a pain. I have a mountain of them and can never find the right size - or I forget to put them in or take them out for washing.
Why don't shirt makers just sew them in. I have a collar by Charles Nahkle and he sewed the stays inside the collar - looks pretty good to me that way.

Many do sew them in but, particularly if they are plastic, they can break and or distort with washing and heat from the iron or drying and end up pointing in every direction. Or rust and stain.
post #9694 of 53708
I've noticed a couple of different types of plastic ones. The clear or semi-transparent ones are a bit bendy and I have never had a problem with those one.

The white ones are less flexi and I have had them break and bend...if, for instance, one has a nanna-nap on plane and ends up with one's head flopped over at an unnatural angle for a while. The resulting mad-professor collars can look a bit shog[1].gif...to say nothing of the drool.

Theoretically, of course.
post #9695 of 53708
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Originally Posted by budgiesmuggler View Post

Also getting married soon, daytime ceremony dinner reception at a vineyard in hunter valley.
Views on:
3 piece suit v 2 piece
Dark grey v light grey.

Thanks

Grey to me is too informal or a second time around type suit.

I would go black tie or version thereof.

Then you could go all the way.... http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/rugby-league-player-anthony-minichiello-weds-shoe-queen-terry-biviano/story-e6frf96x-1226250583075
post #9696 of 53708
Actually light grey I think is perfect for daytime, especially in the summer. Dark suits or even worse black tie in bright sunlight look incongruent.
post #9697 of 53708
I would disagree with meister. More later when I sober up and get bailed.

in the meantime:

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post #9700 of 53708
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

I have never completely 'got' removable collar stays. Just about all the better shirts have them, but they are a pain. I have a mountain of them and can never find the right size - or I forget to put them in or take them out for washing.

I have a bad habit of leaving collar stays in when putting my shirts in the wash. That said, I have a bad habit of leaving tissues in pockets as well.

As for forgetting to put them in ... that never happens to me. I feel naked without collar stays.
post #9701 of 53708
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Originally Posted by tone76 View Post

I have a bad habit of leaving collar stays in when putting my shirts in the wash. That said, I have a bad habit of leaving tissues in pockets as well.
As for forgetting to put them in ... that never happens to me. I feel naked without collar stays.
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

I have never completely 'got' removable collar stays. Just about all the better shirts have them, but they are a pain. I have a mountain of them and can never find the right size - or I forget to put them in or take them out for washing.
Why don't shirt makers just sew them in. I have a collar by CHarles Nahkle and he sewed the stays inside the collar - looks pretty good to me that way.

I have to dissagree on this. first experienced removable colar stays was about seven years ago when I picked up four Rhodes and Beckett shirts at a sale. Each shirt came with metal removable stays. Prior to that I wore crappy Van Hueson shirts with the plastic sewn in stays that would often snap after a while. Anyhow, I fell in love with the metal stays - and although the R&B shirts are long gone (actually, not long gone, just burried in a wardrobe somewhere awaiting my shirt to pocket square conversion project), the stays fit perfectly in my modern tailor shirts. Likewise, when I have ordered TM Lewin shirts, I always spit up the extra £2 for a couple of pairs of stays.

Putting the stays in are just part of my morning dressing ritual, as is taking them out - although that's not to say some have not been found at the bottom of the washing machine from time to time.
post #9702 of 53708
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

I have to dissagree on this. first experienced removable colar stays was about seven years ago when I picked up four Rhodes and Beckett shirts at a sale. Each shirt came with metal removable stays. Prior to that I wore crappy Van Hueson shirts with the plastic sewn in stays that would often snap after a while. Anyhow, I fell in love with the metal stays - and although the R&B shirts are long gone (actually, not long gone, just burried in a wardrobe somewhere awaiting my shirt to pocket square conversion project), the stays fit perfectly in my modern tailor shirts. Likewise, when I have ordered TM Lewin shirts, I always spit up the extra £2 for a couple of pairs of stays.
Putting the stays in are just part of my morning dressing ritual, as is taking them out - although that's not to say some have not been found at the bottom of the washing machine from time to time.

+1 including the tissue disposal problem.
post #9703 of 53708
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

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"We could not be closer to" the divorce court. Imagine having Longoria to go home to and doing the basketball version of Wayne Carey.
post #9704 of 53708
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Many do sew them in but, particularly if they are plastic, they can break and or distort with washing and heat from the iron or drying and end up pointing in every direction. Or rust and stain.

This has happened a couple of times, break distort and bent from ironing when they were left in shirts and washed, strangely this appears to have happened after visiting the Wig & Pen after work. The stays I had came from H&H, H&K all white plastic even Sportscraft a few years back used that and the CT ones are brass which I have never used.

I put up a similar question at AAAC and was provided with these http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/bone-collar-stays.html

Selvaggio where did you get the clear plastic ones? Did they come with the shirts? When I was recently in Sydney I went to Henry Bucks but they no longer sell packs of them, merde! Mind the staff member gave me a couple of pairs and I did pick up a nice Zegna tie during the sale so not a waste of time.
post #9705 of 53708
http://community.tmlewin.co.uk/blogs/posts/tmlewin-opening-myer-australia

TM Lewin opening in Myer soon.

Personally not a fan (at all), but some may be interested.
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