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Do you like cutaway collars?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DocHolliday, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. yfyf

    yfyf Well-Known Member

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    On a more serious note, I wear cutaway and non cutaway with my ties, don't prefer one over the other, both look nice.

    Without a tie though, I do like the look of cutaway worn open. Because the collar points are much shorter, it doesn't curl nearly as much either.
     
  2. HKTenor

    HKTenor Well-Known Member

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    For me cutaway (vs spread) starts at option B, which I like a lot. Option C to me is also OK. D and everything after are grounds for anathema.
     
  3. CashmereLover

    CashmereLover Well-Known Member

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    B and C are my favorites.

    Exhibit B
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    Exhibit C
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  4. columbia92

    columbia92 Well-Known Member

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    I go for sometimes yes and other times no.....
     
  5. coltboy75

    coltboy75 Well-Known Member

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    It seems that there is a loose definition of cut away. That being said, I favor a medium spread collar. I do not like to see the collar band on either side of the tie's knot.
     
  6. manofstyle

    manofstyle Well-Known Member

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    The cutaway collar is the most elegant style when done properly. The horrible extreme ones are churned out by the Italians and Americans.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. korektphool

    korektphool Well-Known Member

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    I love extreme cutaway collars. I've got a couple of shirts which have collars 190-200 degrees when folded, and I reckon I look my best in them (with 4ih tie and suit). I'm planning to get some more made up with more extreme collars, maybe 220 degrees.
     
  8. holymadness

    holymadness Well-Known Member

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    Love 'em. I hate seeing the collar points on my shirt.
     
  9. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Well-Known Member

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  10. manofstyle

    manofstyle Well-Known Member

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    BTW it's nonsense to say cutaway collars look bad without a tie. If anything, long point collars look awful flopping out over the top of a jersey.
     
  11. NOBD

    NOBD Well-Known Member

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    This is what I had in mind for my Yes vote:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. andas

    andas Well-Known Member

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    (moderately) Cutaway fan here.
     
  13. JohnnyCrockett

    JohnnyCrockett Well-Known Member

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    This is what I had in mind for my Yes vote: [​IMG]
    Beautiful yet certainly noticeable...maybe more noticeable than some SFers would like
    The cutaway collar is the most elegant style when done properly. The horrible extreme ones are churned out by the Italians and Americans. [​IMG]
    +1. This is exactly right. Compare the RLPL Keaton (monstrosity) to this. This collar is closest to Exhibit B, I think.
     
  14. knittieguy

    knittieguy Well-Known Member

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    Exhibit A
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    Exhibit B
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    Exhibit C
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    Exhibit D
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    Exhibit E
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    Exhibit A is really the class of the lot here, but I wouldn't consider it a cutaway.

    It's interesting that everyone is slamming the extreme cutaways in D and E (a la Keaton collar) because a a year or two ago everyone was all gaga over them. I don't have any of those, and they are kind of an affected look, I but don't have a problem with them in the right situation.
     
  15. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Well-Known Member

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    Exhibit A is really the class of the lot here, but I wouldn't consider it a cutaway. It's interesting that everyone is slamming the extreme cutaways in D and E (a la Keaton collar) because a a year or two ago everyone was all gaga over them. I don't have any of those, and they are kind of an affected look, I but don't have a problem with them in the right situation.
    Slamming? Have you looked at the vote? It seems if they were gaga over them last year, this year they're Lady GaGa over them.
     
  16. knittieguy

    knittieguy Well-Known Member

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    They are slamming them in the thread. The vote may be for cutaway collars in general as opposed to specifically the D and E Keaton-style collars.

    But you have a point. As someone else noted, there is a strange disparity between the voting and the thread comments.
     
  17. Aaron01

    Aaron01 Well-Known Member

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    This is what I had in mind for my Yes vote:

    [​IMG]


    That's a nice collar
     
  18. bowtielover

    bowtielover Well-Known Member

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    I don't hate them, actually I think they look just fine on the right person and with teh right tie but for me personally they would not work to well.
     
  19. JohnnyCrockett

    JohnnyCrockett Well-Known Member

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    Keaton collar has an "aristocratic" look, at least to many Americans, which is considered a good thing by some, but really it is just costume...looks like something you'd find in the film Gosford Park.
     
  20. joshman

    joshman Well-Known Member

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    The cutaway collar is the most elegant style when done properly. The horrible extreme ones are churned out by the Italians and Americans.

    [​IMG]


    +1.
    However having said that, I understand Udeshi is London based.
     

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