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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

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  1. Bill Dlwgosh

    Bill Dlwgosh Well-Known Member

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    What does Dom Draper wear?
     
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    I have no clue who that is.
     
  3. Bill Dlwgosh

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    (I guess those would be forward point, non Claghorn approved)
     
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    Dude, that's "Don" Draper. Not "Dom" Draper (See your query and watch the typos, buddy).

    :)
     
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  5. Bill Dlwgosh

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    Doh!
     
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    Whether or not the points fit under your lapels depends on the angle and length of those points, not what a particular manufacturer calls the collar. There’s no industry standard here (who could enforce such a thing?)—what one maker calls ‘semi-spread’ another might call ‘spread’ or something else entirely. These are largely marketing terms at this point, with the names proliferating over the past few years, so we now have ‘English spread’, ‘Windsor spread’, ‘American spread’, ‘Medium spread’, ‘Classic spread’, and god know what else.

    What matters is the geometry, not the name.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  7. Bill Dlwgosh

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    A man with 12 blue sport coats, that's who.
     
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    Ah, as with women then ;)

    @Bill Dlwgosh OTOH, if you would post here, people can give you advice which collar to get to make the points fit under the lapels.
     
  9. Academic2

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    Or even better, the GNAT thread, which was created precisely for questions like that:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/375309/...roving-a-business-wardrobe/26595#post_7970987

    Indeed, a shirt discussion over there might be of interest to many of the usual suspects.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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    I'd say more than geometry, it's length, though geometry definitely plays a part. All my collars that stay under my lapels are at least 3".
     
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  12. Caustic Man

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    Shall we say angle v. distance?
     
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    No, angle and distance (length).

    Cheers,

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  14. Caustic Man

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    Yes, but I meant the difference between what you two were talking about. Not all the elements involved.
     
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    I was talking about both from the beginning. From my initial post (q.v.):

    "Whether or not the points fit under your lapels depends on the angle and length of those points." [emphasis added,]

    Cheers,

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    Eliod, I think my post was less a question of how to accomplish getting my points under the lapel and more, as I look at good ol' 'Dom' looking like a boss, wondering out loud to myself if I really need to get those points under the lapels. My phrasing may have been a very slight rib at Claghorn but only after letting it be known that I'm semi-sober at best tonight as I take a very short break from the world.

    As far as posting here, my diminutive wardrobe offers few opportunities to do do so currently. I look forward to changing that in time but as was mentioned, the 'other' thread is probably better suited for that topic.

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    Honestly, I don't think you should try and copy Don... the 60s weren't the best decade for style IMO
     
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    I'm not saying that I plan to start buying my wardrobe straight out of the 60's but I am saying that, 60's or not, the points on 'Dom's' shirt hardly look dated to me.
     
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