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How do you roll? Untangle the Great Buttondown Collar Conspiracy!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Apr 10, 2013.

Which collar roll is closest to the ideal?

Poll closed Apr 17, 2013.
  1. #1

    70 vote(s)
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  2. #2

    10 vote(s)
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  3. #3

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    5.0%
  4. #4

    49 vote(s)
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  5. #5

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  1. ord65

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    This one has a third "roll" at the points which I am not crazy about. Is that happening because of where the buttons are set?
     
  2. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Probably so, plus it's linen and it may just have wrinkled at the points, but that's what I like about it [​IMG]
     
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  3. johanm

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    I like this. Long points with the width of 3 and the roll of 4. Slightly narrower would make it optimal for my taste.
     
  4. dopey

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    ^ Except for the fact that this collar also has buttons on the points, I can't see what it has to do with this discussion
     
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    Sonny58 Senior member

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    For those who may be unaware, Vox is participating in this thread, out of band.

    Edit: it appears that Vox has removed the post I referenced above. The photo has been posted in this thread though.
     
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  6. DocHolliday

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    That pic, I suspect, answers Foo's question about what most people mean by "nice roll."
     
  7. CaymanS

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    Vox dazzles with his quickness. I predicted a week; he needed less than 24 hours. The collar is quite good, and he uses as a comparison the photo I posted a page or two ago.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The cavalry has arrived!
     
  9. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Looking at that bottom image, I'm struck by how much his time away from SF has aged him.
     
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    Do you mean he is Benjamin Button? Bottom pic is labeled Brooks Brothers 1963. not sure if he means that picture was taken 1963 or picture taken today and the shirt is from 1963.
     
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    Benjamin Collar Button?
     
  12. ord65

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    RE: cayman's post, they are both nice but the top is better, the points are too short on the lower.
     
  15. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The top is more like #4, the bottom like #1.
     
  16. dopey

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    I know the Mercer is also unlined, but the difference between the top and buttom looks like the difference between lined and unlined. My Kamakura shirt (lined) started out like the top, but is beginning to look like the bottom. The lining is quite thin and, after a few washings (maybe four) very soft now. The mercer may just be of a heavier, stiffer cloth.
     
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  17. Manton

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    I attributed that just to the cut of those collars, one has longer points than the other.

    I thnk my BDs are 4", which sounds crazy, but then at least 1/2" of that is take up by the roll.
     
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  18. CaymanS

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    I'm dismayed. Not that the post was deleted, of course. But that he didn't delete the pic and replace it with a " . "

    As for Vox's shirt, it looks very good to my eye, but will look better after 20 washings/pressings.
     
  19. RDiaz

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    Guys, I think Vox doesn't like when we link to his posts. Either that or he deletes them when those he wants to read them have done so (kinda like his infamous periods).

    Manton, 4" doesn't sound crazy to me considering you're a tall dude. And dopey, I think you're right in that Vox's collar looks "lined" because of the heavier cloth.
     
  20. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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