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Das Oneshirt - POLL INSIDE

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by clapeyron, Jul 15, 2013.

Which collar for the Überhemd?

  1. Green

    14 vote(s)
    20.6%
  2. Orange

    43 vote(s)
    63.2%
  3. Blue

    11 vote(s)
    16.2%
  1. clapeyron

    clapeyron Well-Known Member

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    I'm nearing the age where three piece suits are finally acceptable...

    No. I'm a big small timer while Foo is a small big timer.

    A Chinese tailor, I source the cloth and the MOP and she manufactures according to all my wishes. Everything done by machine except the buttons, nothing fancy. ~80€ per shirt.

    I like plackets, as long as they are narrow, on my casual shirts. All my 100% Linen shirts have plackets and a V-Shaped breast pocket.


    Here's the convertible cuff: I have since then moved away from bevelled to rounded cuffs.


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  2. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    Orange looks best to my eye.
     
  3. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    Anotehr vote for orange.

    Blue is OK too, but orange is even better.
     
  4. clee1982

    clee1982 Well-Known Member

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    You're an engineer my friend, aren't you...
     
  5. upr_crust

    upr_crust Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for orange - The Uberhemd should be a moderate spread - one that you can live with for a long time, and that will work with a variety of looks.
     
  6. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    I wear something similar to green 90% of the time so that gets my vote. Though it goes better with a suit than with tweed.

    Blue is my second choice. Orange seems like a compromise between the two with neither the roll of Blue or the sharpness of Orange.
     
  7. mrjester

    mrjester Well-Known Member

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    My new shirts are somewhat to a curved-blue.

    Orange would be my second choice for more formal occasions.

    Blue, never. Not for me/
     
  8. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for orange. I've always thought a medium spread is more wearable without a tie than a wider spread collar. A narrow spread would probably not be flattering and there is the chance the collar points will be visible under your jacket. It may be a compromise of sorts but collar width is one area where I think a bit of compromise is a good thing.

    Just don't get all your shirts made with Simonnot Godard chambray...
     
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  9. HughJ

    HughJ Well-Known Member

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    Orange, mainly for the reason above. The blue is too forward for my taste.
     
  10. Balfour

    Balfour Well-Known Member

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    Orange.

    Whether trendy or not a medium spread collar is conservative in London.
     
  11. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    Orange for longevity.
     
  12. philosophe

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  13. Kaplan

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  14. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    I think any one of these will age just fine. They're all well within the traditional and none is extreme.
     
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  15. Balfour

    Balfour Well-Known Member

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    ^ True enough, indeed 'blue' is very similar to the classic H&K collar. 'Green' is too spread for my taste, but hardly an extreme cutaway.
     
  16. ballmouse

    ballmouse Well-Known Member

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    Either green or orange.
     
  17. clapeyron

    clapeyron Well-Known Member

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    Orange with a touch of green then?
     
  18. clapeyron

    clapeyron Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all for the overwhelming participation.

    What I've taken from this so far is, that none of my designs were truly hideous. The majority is in support of 106° and at least 95 mm (3,77 inch) collar points if not even more (I'm afraid while 10cm (4 inch) collar points may guarantee lapel tuck, they will push me too far towards TTO territory)

    Before this thread I personally was in favour of the green collar, because it wears nicely even without a tie or jacket, too. However this thread might make me re-evaluate things and I might make a few adjustments to the orange collar. It's a process and I'll keep you posted.
     
  19. Kaplan

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    No, that would have been this or maybe this :)
     
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