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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those quilted blazers just look silly to me.

    I have a linen cardigan that I really like. Another option for shoulder season sweaters is hemp.
     
  2. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i tend to agree, i find them better suited for light jackets and windbreakers.

    tho, in a very pitti type of way, they can rock hard as a SC, if done in teh right pitti way.
     
  3. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    Got into a discussion with my tailor about lower rib monograms. Lately I have been favoring them over cuff monograms and have been looking to get them on a new batch of shirts I'm getting ready to commission. My tailor argued that the left rib monogram looked too busy when the shirt has a pocket. He also argued that a rib monogram should only be on a shirt that is intended to be worn with a jacket.

    I know both arguments are likely to the letter of the law, but I'm interested to know thoughts here about rib monograms with a chest pocket and/or wearing shirts with rib monograms casually (i.e. sans-jacket).
     
  4. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    I think your tailor makes good points.
     
  5. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    Then you for sure won't be a fan of the blue OCBD I got with a rib monogram :devil:
     
  6. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Yes, that's a safe bet.
     
  7. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i would not get a rib monogram with a pocket. i do not have any issue with them when there is no pocket. would agree it best left for wearing with a jacket. i do not like cuff monograms. i am a drone.
     
  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Why are you getting a monogram on your shirts? furthermore, why are you getting such an obviously displayed monogram as right smack on the front of your shirt?
     
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  9. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    The monogram affectation, as far as I can trace it, is a side-effect of a trad or preppy or WASP or whatever upbringing. Always been surrounded by them and they've always been the norm (to be clear, we're talking about a monogram that's less than 1/4" tall). The lower rib location is a little different and honestly, for better or worse, inspired by Ronald Reagan, as that was his location of choice. That said I think the location isn't all that uncommon. I know PG, for one, wears rib monograms...

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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Oh then if PG does it...
     
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  11. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    I'd give it to Reagan over PG. Just used him as a contemporary example. I'm sure there are many others. Again, however, I'm not buying stock in Raffa or blowing P. Johnson for the glory of PG...

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  12. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i have my left collar monogramed. about a quarter inch above where the jacket hits the collar.
     
  13. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I have my whole name monogrammed in yellow on my trousers fly.

    It's a tradition in my surroundings
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    funny, i didnt notice that on either occasion that we met. and im pretty astute about that.
     
  15. bourbonbasted

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    Haha. C'mon, G. You can't pretend that there are no cultural affectations to getting dressed. Whether you agree or not is your prerogative. And I asked for it by posting. But still, to think NO ONE gets monograms or that they aren't more prevalent in certain circles is pretty absurd.
     
  16. staxringold

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    Just an FYI: Charles Tyrwhitt has started their midseason sale (shirts down to as low as $35, ties as low as $29). Still not the crazy sale I bought from them on about a month ago, but pretty good. If I wasn't a student I'd likely pull the trigger on a couple more things.
     
  17. gdl203

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    bb - just busting your chops. I've been on this board for 7 years so believe me the monogram discussion has come and gone many times. I still think they're silly, affected and actually project the wrong image, often very much at odds with the image the wearer thinks he's projecting - so I joke about it and I poke here and there. All in the hope that well dressed men stop slapping ugly initials on the front of their shirt or on the most visible part of their cuff.
     
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  18. bourbonbasted

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    No worries, all in good fun. I see where you're coming from. As I said I'm trying it out on this next batch. If they don't look as good as I imagined or my fervor dies, then I'll remove the option from my future shirts. Circle of life.
     
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    Feeling annoyed due to an archetypal First World Problem...

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