Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by effers, May 28, 2011.
I stopped using them a few months ago. I think I prefer it.
I use these mother of pearl collar stays: http://www.hst.com.sg/acatalog/Mother_of_Pearl_Collar_Stay.html
At S$50 they are not cheap but they're thick and stiffer than most metals. I've had only one pair of them since 2008 and I use them all the time because I like my business shirts to have stiffer collars.
I use mother of pearl collar stays from this Vietnamese site.
(Found out about this site through another SF post.)
Since they're just $3 $6 a pair, I've replaced all the soft plastic stays that come with my MTM and RTW shirts with MOP ones. They are stiff and heavy.
[EDIT] It's $3 per stay, or $6 a pair. I remembered wrong. Sorry.
That's^ interesting... I am actually looking to replace my cheaper plastic stays for the first stay. Not necessarily all of them are cheap plastic, but most are.
Are the MOP ones bendable a little as well? What about the CT Brass ones? I'd prefer something that has at least a little ability to be adjusted to get that noted collar roll - thanks.
i have some plastics from thomas pink that i really like...purple, pink, red, and blue thick plastic. CT also has some cool ones that are brass that are a little wider than most of mine and ive liked those too.
No, the MOP ones are stiff. I haven't tried to bend them but I doubt they'd yield.
If you order from Kimson, have a little patience. I think my order took over a month to dispatch. I can't tell whether the quality of the MOP is really AAAA, but they're inside my collars anyways.
Just a correction about Kimson's collar stay price: it's $3 per stay, or $6 a pair.
I thought something didn't quite add up when I typed that price earlier. They're still cheap, though, if you prefer stiff collars. I leave collar rolls to my button-downs.
Thanks for the link to those MOP stays. I just ordered a few of the standard stays. Have you tried any of the other sizes/styles?
Doesn't anyone use StayClip here? Variety of stay types and lengths, and they have the sweet magnetic holder thingy...
When I use stays ... I use plastic.
Am I the only one who takes thsm out and throws them away when I get a new shirt?
You're welcome. I did a custom size in single-point style, based on the plastic ones I have. Not very different from the standard version. They didn't mess up my order if that's what you're wondering.
I kept the plastic ones after I swapped them with MOP stays. Waste not. Figured they might be of use someday, like when I donate and old shirt.
If one is traveling and unexpectedly finds oneself without collar stays ... I suggest a pair of sissors and the stiff plastic of the least used credit card in one's wallet. It certainly works in a pinch.
Do you guys actually remove the stays of all your shirts every time you do a washing cycle, put them in a nice little line , and then put them back on one by one after the washing is done?
Does it really matter?
I confess I don't but may change my ways if corrected
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