Incorrect terminologies

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  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Oxfords, and bluchers are not an interchangeable term.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Suspenders are not braces with clips instead of buttons. Suspenders and braces are the same thing; the former term is American, the latter British.
     
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    Che tranquillo.

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    South American revolutionary on Valium?
     
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    Che tranquillo.
    South American revolutionary on Valium?
    Hahahahaha. Che is used as Hey in Argentina. Thus: Che Guevara. Jon.
     
  6. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    Derivation?

    s/ Confused owner of thousands of "suspender clips" and "brace buckles" ... so named in their country of origin ... Germany.
     
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    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    For real?
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Not sure, but I'm sure it's an error. All of the old American sources refer to buttoning straps as "suspenders." Some occasionally say braces, and apologize for the apparent affectation of using a British term.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Che is used as Hey in Argentina.
    For real?
    Si. Jon.
     
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    (Alexander Kabbaz @ Mar. 12 2005,19:55) Derivation?
    Not sure, but I'm sure it's an error. Â All of the old American sources refer to buttoning straps as "suspenders." Â Some occasionally say braces, and apologize for the apparent affectation of using a British term.
    Lest we forget... suspenders in the UK are what we Yankees call garters... not what most modern men want to cop to wearing...
     
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    Thank you Alex. I thought you were referring to your "Why Bespoke Shirts" thread: http://66.170.193.77/cgi-bin....5;st=60 But after skimming through it, my assumption was proven wrong. In this thread you wrote that the origin of the term "Italian collar" is not known. If you explained the derivation of the term in another thread that I missed, which differs from the one I provide, please indicate so, and if possible, the URL. Kind regards. PS: I didn't know Irish linen shirtings were available in such a wide range of qualities. Â The blue shirt pictured in the above thread is sheer (interlining shows through), whereas all the Irish linen shirtings I've seen are completely opaque.
     
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    I thought 'suspenders' were what I, and others in the military, refer to as 'shirt stays'. They hold the bottom of your shirt to your socks so that it does not come untucked. Hmmmm
     
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    MCA: I think that AK wrote that the shirt is made from summer-weight handkerchief linen. What you see "showing through" is probably not interlining but the fabric folded over on each side of the shirt front. Of course AK, the maker of the shirt, can answer authoritatively on the matter. What I've written is just my best guess.
     

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