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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I meant Spandexter's collar, but the 1738 has good reviews as well. I heaven't tried either of those, so I'm basing my opinion on pictures/reviews.
     
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  2. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Alright, since clags always out-maths me I calculated this out. I assumed that I would like my point to fall like NOBD's do since I don't have a current NOBD2 in hand to compare on my body.

    I came out with a 1:1.7228 Ratio between collar height and collar point length.

    Ergo, if I increase the collar height by .5" I should increase the point length by .8614"

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    Does .5" sound like too much to add to height?
     


  3. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    I havent tried them yet either, but I prefer Spandexter's too.
     


  4. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Now that we're on collars, what is the best kind of collar for wearing without a tie, excluding a BD collar? Would it be lined or unlined, fused or unfused, spread or no spread?
     


  5. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    Something fairly soft, and middle-of-the-road in terms of spread -- neither a cutaway nor a particularly narrow point.
     


  6. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Recent NMWA article on this also suggests less spread.

    http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/newsroom/
     


  7. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    PICS NAOW!!
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  8. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Can I ask if spread collars are the most formal and jive with CBD wardrobe?

    Thanks
     


  9. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    @timotune permission to use your pic?
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    Mine
    Yesterday at the hotel. I have a more extreme one but it's not available till I get home this weekend
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    @gdl203 permission to use your pic?
     
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  10. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Yep! I prefer lightly lined spread collars with a high collar band and longer collar points for wearing with a tie in a CBD context. Cutaway collars, although slightly less formal, work equally well as long as they're not too extreme.
     
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  11. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    I am really digging wide spread collars nowadays.
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  12. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    thankns, kulata. i think those look very nice actually.
     


  13. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Yeah, narrow spread/verging on point collars only look good with very long collar points. TTO frequently wears collars like that.
     


  14. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Another option are spread collars with hidden buttons (underneath the collar).
     


  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i used to have a very fancy armani shirt with snaps under the collar!
     


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