HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

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  1. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Week in Maine Friday:

    Sunspel tennis shirt, navy
    Helmut Lang drawstring shorts, off white
    Maison Martin Margiella German Army Trainers, blue suede

    Will be wearing coat and tie for dinner, though.
     
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  2. in stitches

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    sounds lovely.

    will the coat and tie go right on top of the present ensemble, or will that change as well?
     
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    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Let's see how cocktails go.
     


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    Amusing concept, but no, not Foo.
     


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    The stuff inside the collar that makes it stiff is glued to the fabric as opposed to sewn in. Think gemming.
     


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    Do you have any Doc Martens? I do. Love em'.
     


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    The interlining is glued under heat and pressure to one or both of the interior surfaces of the collar.

    All the nice RTW Italians shirts have fused collars.

    Traditionally, Jermyn Street and Parisian shirts like Charvet do not.

    Good bespoke shirt makers sometimes like fusing. Robert Whittaker and Alexander Kabbaz both like fusing, although not of the mass-produced sort.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, there are definitely different qualities and weights.
     


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    I prefer fused collars for my white shirts, as I generally wear them in situations were I want a crisper, cleaner appearance.
     


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    good plan. :)
     
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  11. F. Corbera

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    Nope.

    Way back, when we went to punk and New Wave shows, there were a lot of college kids fronting Docs, but my show shoe of choice was black Church's Shannons, a chunky double-sole PTB, in God's own Bookbinder calf (a.k.a., corrected grain.) Church's marketed corrected grain as their top leather for uppers.

    They were polished to a high shine at the beginning of each night, usually, but covered in spilt beer and vomit by the end of the evening. I remember in particular this show at which the Shannons suffered mightily:


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    I still have those Shannons, although I haven't worn them in a while. I wore Gucci loafers (the old classic round toe bit loafers) to the last concert I attended, which was about three weeks ago. Others and I spilled martinis on it...but no vomit.

    Church's still make the Shannon...it's €585 on Church's site. This is not too bad, because I recall they were north of $300 when I got them many moons ago.
     
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    I am a huge Joy Division fan. I think I saw Peter Hook wearing a pair and needed them. I am attending a drag show tonight, I might wear them with a fresco suit.
     


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    thank you gents.

    @f corbera - i recently purchased the following dress shirts, some RPLs, some isaias, some barbas, and a brorelli.

    they all have a nice spread and shape to them, but the PRL collars are significantly harder and stiffer feeling. they even feel thicker, and have little to no bend to them. all the italian ones feel very pliable. are they all fused, but done in a different way, or is there a chance that the italian collars are made entirely different than the PRLs?
     
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    Reminds me of a concert by 'Lydia Lunch' at which I threw up on the poor girl's shoes while she was performing.

    Oh - for the good 'ol days! Things were much simpler then.
     


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    Are the PRL made in Italy or in China? If they are made in China they are 100% fused. I would say, judging from what you described, they are fused.
     


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