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Brooks Brothers' Gatsby Collection

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mossrockss, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. AdamWill

    AdamWill Senior member

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    I hope they never do - I have very sloped shoulders, BB is one of the few off-the-rack lines I can buy which bulk up my shoulders to reasonable levels. Some of us need all that padding :)
     
  2. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Only the Fitz and Madison have full shoulders. The Milano has great natural shoulders.
     
  3. otheme

    otheme Well-Known Member

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    BB needs to lose the shoulder pads, and widen&round off the lapels. Big fat fail.

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  4. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Of all the offerings, i like the boating hat, I hope they are going to stock that in Hong Kong, so I don't need to buy it in UK and carry it back home.

    Don't forget, these are the 'Gatsby' for normal man, real Gatsby probably employed a whole tailoring team to do make his clothes.

    Overall, it does have the vibe. I do like it.
     
  5. Locke42

    Locke42 Active Member

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    Aarrgghh, NOW they offer a peak lapel Fitzgerald tuxedo? Where was it when I needed a tux two months ago? :p

    About the tux, the flap pockets and center vent shouldn't bother you guys too much. The in-house tailor at BB removed both for free for me when I bought their Madison tux.
     
  6. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    So, checked out the collection at the store tonight and GET THIS:

    The gatsby collection white OCBD had an unlined collar and collar band, 6-button front and no box pleat (it has "side pleats," after a fashion—instead of a straight pleat on each side, they've got 7 mini pleats, a la their sleeve cuff shirring).

    I bought one with the make a wish discount. Figure if I only buy one white OCBD this would make a good candidate.
     
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  7. SoGent

    SoGent Senior member

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    did you happen to check their linen out ?
     
  8. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    Which linen are you referring to?
     
  9. SoGent

    SoGent Senior member

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    i had been looking at the Light Brown Linen Trousers i've been bombarded with email about.
    haven't had a chance to check them in person yet.
     
  10. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    Back in the day people like you shopped elsewhere, or wore Brooks Custom.
    Yes, they used to have full-bespoke.
     
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  11. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was in the San Francisco BB today and one of the SA's, Charles Flewellen, tried on the blazer. I thought it looked great. The perfect jacket for a party or garden reception.


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  12. punchdrunkwelle

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    Yes, I agree with the ivory suit looks really classic as well as the 3-piece suit.
     
  13. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    My normal collar size was a bit big—but I know it will shrink. This is one collar size down. You can see the extra distance between the top two buttons (since it has a 6-button front) and also it's somewhat evident that the collar is unlined.
     
  14. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    That dude looks great—I'm afraid I'd look like a barbershop quartet guy who's lost his companions if I wore that thing.
     
  15. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    "The Great Gatsby Collection: For over-the-hill squares, who want that DiCaprio look."
     
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  16. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    That's a cynical point of view.
     
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    I was in the Atlanta store today, getting some BBBF items fitted, when I saw the Gatsby display. I was surprised that they had the entire collection, front and center. I immediately spied the collar on the OCBD, and to my eye, it's the same as my vintage BB six-button shirts. I had not seen this thread, so it was a complete and wonderful surprise.

    Although I had no business buying (yet) another white shirt, I had to get one, if only as a vote of confidence in favor of the unlined collar. I didn't have a chance to try it on before buying it, but if it really is a slim fit, with that collar, I'll lead the parade down Madison Ave!

    EDIT: When I get a chance, I'll compare the collar point length with my old BB shirts and report back.
     
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  18. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    Yes please do! I personally have no experience with those old skool OCBDs, so I don't mind the new ones. But I do love longer collars almost every time, so if love to see both a measurement comparison as well as a pic holding the two against each other, lining up the collar bands and seeing the difference
     
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    I measured the collar points. They're 3.25", which is the same as on my 25+ year old OCBDs, and the same as current Brooks shirts. The chest on my 15.5 x 32 is about an inch trimmer than the slim fit (21" vs 22"), but not quite as trim as my extra slim fit shirts. I haven't measured the length of the body, but it seems longer than either the SF or the ESF, which I welcome, given my longer torso.

    All in all, I'm very pleased with the shirt, especially given that it's the same price ($79.50) as Brooks' regular OCBD. Bravo!
     
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    Hello,
    This is my first post! I bought the club collar shirt from the Gatsby Collection and I am in love with it! I am a little worried the sleeves are going to shrink after the first wash. I may keep it out of the dryer.
    It seems well constructed and the fabric is thick and sturdy.
    I purchased the lattice tie which immediately reminded me of something out of the movie Chinatown. I also purchased a bow tie, my first one ever!

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