Modified Brooks Brothers OCBD: Improvement or Crime against Nature?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    What if M. left one of the two collar buttons unbuttoned...you know, to show that it's online MTM and not what the BB hoi polloi who walk out of the store at the semi-annual sale wear.

    Then he would not only be the owner of a silly shirt, he would be a tool.
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Is OCBD a CBD OBCD?

    You laugh, but I thought about this for a long time and never came up with a satisfactory answer.
     


  3. PittDoc

    PittDoc Well-Known Member

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    I've enjoyed your posts MaFooFan but I think you need to focus on studying for the bar and less goofing around with a classic shirt.

    Oxford cloth, button down, full cut, etc. all are part of a classic casual look to wear with khakis and a blazer, not an Italian suit. Why even bother BB with such a Frankenstein creation? I'm sure they were glad to take your money but the crew at 346 Madison is probably still laughing.

    On the other hand, take a nice sea-island 120's and apply your design and you have something worth paying extra for, and leave BB out of the equation.
     


  4. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    You laugh, but I thought about this for a long time and never came up with a satisfactory answer.

    Or could it be some sort of Freudian manifestation of OCD?

    I think mafoofran could get a Matuozzo OBCD and a Rubinacci sack suit. Then he'd be ballin'. Or rollin'. Or whatever the kids are saying.
     


  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Oxford cloth, button down, full cut, etc. all are part of a classic casual look to wear with khakis and a blazer, not an Italian suit.

    "Egregio Signore, siete abbastanza errato."

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    - B
     


  6. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    "Egregio Signore, siete abbastanza errato."

    [​IMG]

    - B


    The pitfall of trying to look like Agnelli is pulling a Lapo.
     


  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I think mafoofran could get a Matuozzo OBCD and a Rubinacci sack suit. Then he'd be ballin'. Or rollin'. Or whatever the kids are saying.

    You mean, like those 3 roll 2 Left Coast Matt suits?

    You forgot the French penny loafers.

    - B
     


  8. wq1999

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    I think it works, and it's a clever solution to the collar roll problem that afflicts many OCBDs.

    I always thought that French front was less formal than a placket.
     


  9. TheDroog

    TheDroog Senior member

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    I like it.

    I'm not an OCBD purist, and if the shirt looks better for the changes you've made, then I'm all for it. I like mitered cuffs and no back pleats as well, so I think that's a positive change. I would have kept the standard placket but that's just my personal preference.
     


  10. lithium180

    lithium180 Senior member

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    I like everything except for the two button collar. You should model it for us with a tie if you get a chance.

    I recently got some ocbd bespoke shirts made and also got mitered cuffs and no pocket. Next time I will consider the French placket too. Nice touch.
     


  11. grimslade

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    Yeah, the two-button collar is a mistake, I think.
     


  12. JayJay

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    Yeah, the two-button collar is a mistake, I think.
    I don't think I'm a fan, either.
     


  13. cvac

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    The one part that really bothers me is the french front/placket.

    Other than that it looks fine, just not what I would order. IMHO french fronts are just not suited for a shirt made of such rugged cloth. I think overall the shirt would look much better if it were done up in royal oxford cloth or maybe a 60s broadcloth.

    Good luck with the bar.
     


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    I like the no pocket and no back pleats. The cuffs are ok. The lack of a placket and double-button collar don't appeal to me.
     


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    Eh, I think it was a fun experiment. I'm not wild about the lack of a placket on such a "heavy" shirt, but certainly doing away with the back pleats was a step in the right direction. I also don't think the collar band and cuffs really work, but hey, what the hell, interesting experiment. Who knows, maybe it will look really good on you...

    Good luck on the bar.
     


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