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Contrasting collar shirts - yes or no?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spectre, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    My only one, out of around forty dress shirts: [​IMG] [​IMG] It's rarely worn, but I tried it yesterday, and rather liked it. I'll have to look into this.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have two, but I think I will get another one soon. I have come to prefer the contrast collar, but self cuffs. I want a faint blue pencil stripe (white ground) with a white collar and self cuffs, to wear as a formal day shirt in lieu of plain white.
     
  3. EL72

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    Here is my RLPL Keaton. I haven't found an occasion to wear it yet [​IMG] but I like it and think it works under the right circumstances.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Cantabrigian

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    I have two, but I think I will get another one soon. I have come to prefer the contrast collar, but self cuffs. I want a faint blue pencil stripe (white ground) with a white collar and self cuffs, to wear as a formal day shirt in lieu of plain white.
    I actually have a strong preference for contrast cuffs - just seems like it completes the look.

    In any event, sounds like a great shirt. Will you go with a cutaway collar on that one?
     
  5. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I actually have a strong preference for contrast cuffs - just seems like it completes the look.
    It's more "canonical" (or whatever) to get self cuffs. If weren't so lazy, I would get a true detachable collar formal day shirt. Those had self cuffs. But that's a pain in the ass, so I am going to get an attached collar. I don't mind the contrast cuffs altogether, but not for a formal day shirt.

    I think so. Geneva has not yet made me one, so this would be a good place to start.
     
  6. Cantabrigian

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    It's more "canonical" (or whatever) to get self cuffs.

    That's surprising. I would have thought that detachable cuffs would have come with detachable collars and that those cuffs would also have been white.
     
  7. Manton

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    That's surprising. I would have thought that detachable cuffs would have come with detachable collars and that those cuffs would also have been white.

    I think that is true a long time ago (19th century) but by the '30s, definitely not.
     
  8. Connemara

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    I like them, but don't have many. The ones I wear are pinned club collars.
     
  9. LesterSnodgrass

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    I thought they were called Winchesters?
     
  10. Holdfast

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    Contrast collars rock, though I only happen to have one or two at the moment (must get more!).

    Like cantab. I prefer them with contrast cuffs to complete the "flash git" look.
     
  11. jml90

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    It's more "canonical" (or whatever) to get self cuffs. If weren't so lazy, I would get a true detachable collar formal day shirt. Those had self cuffs. But that's a pain in the ass, so I am going to get an attached collar. I don't mind the contrast cuffs altogether, but not for a formal day shirt.


    I think so. Geneva has not yet made me one, so this would be a good place to start.


    Who makes a proper OTR "cut away" like the one you posted a while ago?
     
  12. Soph

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    Probably should be retired to the 1980s, egomaniacs and Ralph Lauren theatric fans. Looks best with a Navy, DB suit and high formality. On casual it makes you seem as if an actor in a period piece, not contemporary. .[​IMG]However, LS seems to pull it off yet still seem 2007.
     
  13. Manton

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    Who makes a proper OTR "cut away" like the one you posted a while ago?

    The one I posted? I don't recall posting a cutaway. Anyway, I don't know who makes them, apart from RLPL, depicted above.
     
  14. Omegablogger

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    Saw a woman with one on today, untucked and very slim fitting. She looked great, very sexy.
     
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    The one I posted? I don't recall posting a cutaway. Anyway, I don't know who makes them, apart from RLPL, depicted above.

    I stand corrected in the shirt porn thread it appeared like a cutaway when folded, but was actually a med spread.
     
  16. Manton

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    I stand corrected in the shirt porn thread it appeared like a cutaway when folded, but was actually a med spread.

    Yeah, that is the majority of what I get. I did get one cutaway recently, but the only picture I posted of it was on a hanger, in a gag thread.
     
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    Yeah, that is the majority of what I get. I did get one cutaway recently, but the only picture I posted of it was on a hanger, in a gag thread.

    I still can't figure out all these collar differences.
     
  18. Panzeraxe II

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    I don't like'em, especially as I am in finance.
     
  19. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I still can't figure out all these collar differences.

    See them side by side and the difference is pretty obvious. A cutaway is very open, not quite 180 degress, but close.
     
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    See them side by side and the difference is pretty obvious. A cutaway is very open, not quite 180 degress, but close.

    Yeah and that's barely skimming the surface of collars.
     

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