Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jrd617, Jul 30, 2012.
There have been threads that address this topic, but never with a poll.
yes, every day
I use whatever stays are provided in the shirt when purchased.
With my recent upgrade of local custom made shirts, the collar is so soft that using a stay will destroy its anesthetics
Always use the regular plastic stays.
I recently upgraded to handmade bone stays from Grunwald & then got rid of all the plastic ones.
Those hard metal/bone stays will eventually cut through your shirt. Going stay less is one of those SF affectations that people think looks good but actually looks awful, particularly when your not wearing your jacket. Plastic stays come as stiff or as soft as you can need.
I mostly have Turnbull shirts which hold well but I use either the stays that came with or metal depending upon finding a matching pair in my morning daze.
Geneva got me those very thin, translucent plastic stays. Best of both worlds.
You can find metal collar stays fairly cheap on the internet.
What if I was to design some stays with a bit of cloth tape around the edges? That way there wouldn't be the problem of sharp edges. Think there'd be a market?
Maybe if they're made in Italy.
I just keep the defaults
Yes, I use brass collar stays, unless I am wearing a casual tie (linen, knit...) in which case I prefer a soft collar.
this x infinity. also, i try to keep all my says, so when i wear a shirt i have the stays it came with. im not sure if it really makes a difference. but they tend to fit the slot better.
i dont think so. the weight is also a factor, it may just prolong the inevitable tearing.
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