Das Oneshirt - POLL INSIDE

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by clapeyron, Jul 15, 2013.

Which collar for the Überhemd?

  1. Green

    14 vote(s)
    20.6%
  2. Orange

    43 vote(s)
    63.2%
  3. Blue

    11 vote(s)
    16.2%
  1. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Senior member

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    blue! it has more definition if you know what i mean :D
     


  2. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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  3. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Orange. These pics clearly show why a medium spread collar looks best on most people. If you make it unfused, softly lined, it will be great.
     


  4. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    I, too, vote orange.
     


  5. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    Orange. Can you tell how this convertible cuff works? I imagine it very fancy, requiring the tailor to read a 17-page pamphlet on the construction with lots of CAD images.

    Or is it just two buttons?

    I'd also think about lengthening the collar points a little so they definitely will stay tucked.
     


  6. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    I'm nearing the age where three piece suits are finally acceptable...

    No. I'm a big small timer while Foo is a small big timer.

    A Chinese tailor, I source the cloth and the MOP and she manufactures according to all my wishes. Everything done by machine except the buttons, nothing fancy. ~80€ per shirt.

    I like plackets, as long as they are narrow, on my casual shirts. All my 100% Linen shirts have plackets and a V-Shaped breast pocket.


    Here's the convertible cuff: I have since then moved away from bevelled to rounded cuffs.


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    This works with two buttons as well if you need an adjustable cuff diameter for with and without a watch.

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  7. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Orange looks best to my eye.
     


  8. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Anotehr vote for orange.

    Blue is OK too, but orange is even better.
     


  9. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    You're an engineer my friend, aren't you...
     


  10. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    Another vote for orange - The Uberhemd should be a moderate spread - one that you can live with for a long time, and that will work with a variety of looks.
     


  11. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I wear something similar to green 90% of the time so that gets my vote. Though it goes better with a suit than with tweed.

    Blue is my second choice. Orange seems like a compromise between the two with neither the roll of Blue or the sharpness of Orange.
     


  12. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    My new shirts are somewhat to a curved-blue.

    Orange would be my second choice for more formal occasions.

    Blue, never. Not for me/
     


  13. archibaldleach

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    Another vote for orange. I've always thought a medium spread is more wearable without a tie than a wider spread collar. A narrow spread would probably not be flattering and there is the chance the collar points will be visible under your jacket. It may be a compromise of sorts but collar width is one area where I think a bit of compromise is a good thing.

    Just don't get all your shirts made with Simonnot Godard chambray...
     


  14. HughJ

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    Orange, mainly for the reason above. The blue is too forward for my taste.
     


  15. Balfour

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    Orange.

    Whether trendy or not a medium spread collar is conservative in London.
     


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