uriahheep said: I don't buy British shirts because I don't like the placket fronts, which are not edge or 1/4"-stitched, but stitched just past the edges of the buttons, the collars, which are 1/4" stitched and generally too "bulky" for my taste, or the sloppy button attachments. Panzeraxe said: Maybe - but the collar and finishing on a H&K shirt is amazing This started to get me wondering: what are the defining features of an English shirt (H&K?) vs an Italian shirt (Borrelli?) vs a French shirt (Charvet)? For me, a H&K shirt will look quite different from a Zegna shirt. As I am quite interested in the little details that make up a shirt (how far the edges are from the edge, the collar style, etc), I hope that some members will spare some time to enlighten me.