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Darts on striped or checkered shirts?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kakaman, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. kakaman

    kakaman Active Member

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    Is it advisable to put darts in the back for striped or checkered shirts? I've got some that have too much fabric, but I'm guessing if darts are put in, the stripes or checks in the back will be curved and won't match up. Has anyone done this?
     
  2. awxg

    awxg Senior member

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    Why not? No one will look at the back of your shirt with a jacket on. It's fine even sans jacket.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I just got a checkered Kiton shirt with darts. Pattern matching was perfect.
     
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    vncrz Senior member

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    I just got a checkered Kiton shirt with darts. Pattern matching was perfect.

    I just got a striped Barba shirt with darts. Pattern matching was perfect.


    That said, I once had a tailor put darts in a plaid shirt and the matching came out horribly wrong...
     
  5. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    I just got a checkered Kiton shirt with darts. Pattern matching was perfect.

    Can you post a photo? I'm curious how it would look.
     
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    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    the horizontal stripe of the plaid can be matched.
    but the vertical stripes are bent, coming to a point at the top.
    just cant be helped when making darts.
     
  7. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

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    Who cares? Nobody else is going to care if the patterns don't line up perfectly anymore.

    myke
     
  8. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I have darts on my striped shirts. Obviously, you can tell, but I think it's less noticeable than a poorly fitting shirt.
     
  9. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    I dart all my shirts. No one really takes any notice of the stripes converging at the darts just like no one really takes notice of pattern matching at them seams of your shirts and suits. All they notice is the shirt fitting well around my sexy physique.
     
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  11. chet31

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    I have darts on my striped shirts. Obviously, you can tell, but I think it's less noticeable than a poorly fitting shirt.

    Agree, darting is far perferable than blousing around the waist.
     
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    I actually like the look of darts on a striped shirt. I think it adds some visual interest.
     

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