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How many shirts do you own?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by madaboutshirt, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    500, or so.
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    One to go with each pair of shoes?
     


  3. aportnoy

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    One to go with each pair of shoes?

    I buy them in matching sets![​IMG]
     


  4. mafoofan

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    I buy them in matching sets![​IMG]

    How do you antique the shirts?
     


  5. aportnoy

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    How do you antique the shirts?

    A combination of the Olga Berluti champagne method and good, old-fashioned man-sweat create a rich patina that is a big hit with the downtown hotties.
     


  6. mafoofan

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    A combination of the Olga Berluti champagne method and good, old-fashioned man-sweat create a rich patina that is a big hit with the downtown hotties.

    I assume the champagne treatment creates just the right amount of underarm yellowing and the man-sweat aromatizes the cotton. But how do you simulate fraying? Sandpaper? And what about loose threads? Do you have your shirtmaker sew in dummy threads that don't go anywhere or do you actually cut the functioning thread itself? I suppose for full effect, some subtle gaping at the seams is only to your advantage. Don't forget to have your buttons sewn on loose enough to dangle. Nothing mars an antiqued shirt more than perky, upright buttons.
     


  7. whnay.

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    Cutting down to 30
     


  8. aportnoy

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    I assume the champagne treatment creates just the right amount of underarm yellowing and the man-sweat aromatizes the cotton. But how do you simulate fraying? Sandpaper? And what about loose threads? Do you have your shirtmaker sew in dummy threads that don't go anywhere or do you actually cut the functioning thread itself? I suppose for full effect, some subtle gaping at the seams is only to your advantage. Don't forget to have your buttons sewn on loose enough to dangle. Nothing mars an antiqued shirt more than perky, upright buttons.
    Each shirt requires 287.75 hours of hand distressing which is performed in a cave on the outskirts of Paris, Texas using only the most traditional of tailoring implements, the rock and wooden club.
     


  9. zalb916

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    And what about loose threads?

    Isn't it obvious? He just uses the Borrelli MTM program.
     


  10. aportnoy

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    Isn't it obvious? He just uses the Borrelli MTM program.

    LOL.[​IMG]
     


  11. mafoofan

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    Isn't it obvious? He just uses the Borrelli MTM program.

    That sh!t ain't simulated.
     


  12. gnatty8

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    Cutting down to 30


    This is not a bad idea, I may do the same..
     


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    Total shirts ~ 25
    Total shirts I like A LOT ~ 10


    +1

    nifty collection myself............im the young lad here
     


  14. gdl203

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    This is not a bad idea, I may do the same..

    I'm actually going through a major re-evaluation of my closet (I posted a thread about the methodology and interim results, it's a long process). One objective is to cut down to and limit the dress shirts to 50 + another 10-15 for casual/streetwear
     


  15. gnatty8

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    I'm actually going through a major re-evaluation of my closet (I posted a thread about the methodology and interim results, it's a long process). One objective is to cut down to and limit the dress shirts to 50 + another 10-15 for casual/streetwear

    Link? Sounds like an interesting thread, I may learn something.. [​IMG]
     


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