Buttondown Shirt Porn: Joe's Tailor (Singapore) Thomas Mason Silverline

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  1. FreedBird

    FreedBird Senior member

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    Heavens why- I'd guess better than 1/2 my MTM shirts are three button barrels. Love them.

    I could at least understand them more with a large spread collar, although I wouldn't approve of them. With a button down collar its just mixing two things that don't match.
     


  2. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    Look, some of these comments aren't very helpful in that I'm not absolutely sure what you mean. Regarding the collars, do you mean that you think the points are too long? Or do you mean that you think they're too stiff for buttondowns?
     


  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    To my eye, they are bad because:

    1) No tie space.

    2) No roll.

    3) Too widespread.

    4) Edge stitching.

    #1 is the biggest problem, but they are all problems.
     


  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Look, some of these comments aren't very helpful in that I'm not absolutely sure what you mean. Regarding the collars, do you mean that you think the points are too long? Or do you mean that you think they're too stiff for buttondowns?
    There isn't enough tie space, in fact there seems to be negative tie space. That is not a good look on a buttondown. Check out the one Carl made for Manton, or Mafoo's from Brooks.
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Here's how I like mine to look:

    [​IMG]
     


  6. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    OP,

    Put a shirt on and post some pics. Besides some questionable details (3 button cuff, no tie space, edge stitching etc), I hope the fit is decent. Sometimes tie space may not appear on a folded shirt but comes out when you have the shirt on with a tie. The seemingly long points may also be justified, and even the lack of collar roll may be reversed when you have the shirt on.
     


  7. dl20

    dl20 Senior member

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    Why would you ask them to not put interlining in the collars?

    dl
     


  8. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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    Why would you ask them to not put interlining in the collars?

    dl


    Makes a better roll with the BD.

    I am interested to see one of these on, with a tie. I prefer BD's with longest collar points (I forgot how long the last ones I had made were, 3 5/8ths maybe?)
     


  9. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    To my eye, they are bad because:

    1) No tie space.

    2) No roll.

    3) Too widespread.

    4) Edge stitching.

    #1 is the biggest problem, but they are all problems.


    5) collar button looks too close to the tip, looks awkward
     


  10. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    There is actually tie space; I thought it was visible from the last photo.

    Regarding roll, how exactly do you describe this and how do you see if a shirt collar has it?
     


  11. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Put one of the shirts on and post a pic, damn it. No words can help you.

    Psst... Joe is not a very good tailor or shirtmaker. Nice guy, yes.
     


  12. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    Well, the biggest problem is the atrocious collars. The cuffs can always be hidden under a sweater or jacket.

    I'll grant you that aside gfrom the two blues and the pink they are awfully pastel but we don't have to wear them. [​IMG]
     


  13. coogie

    coogie Senior member

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    these shirts are horrible. the collars and cuffs are just bad

    how much did you pay?
     


  14. Christofuh

    Christofuh Senior member

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    Triple barrel cuffs? Seems a questionable choice.

    +1

    I've got them on Turnbull & Asser shirts; they're a major PIA [​IMG]
    Not down with collars either. I think you could drive an Escalade thru that spread [​IMG]
     


  15. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Here's how I like mine to look:

    [​IMG]


    Dear Zeus, are you wearing pants in that pic?

    - B
     


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