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Monogramming~

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ikemen, May 4, 2007.

  1. ikemen

    ikemen Well-Known Member

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    where do you monogram your shirts?

    all of mine are done where typically the label is located i.e. just below the shirt collar...

    i see some did it underneath the cuffs, some others placed it on the area just right above the first button, to the left of your neck..

    ~~i see no point in doing it on pants, do you?
     


  2. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    Left cuff...I'm flashy.
     


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    dhc905 Distinguished Member

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    What's the point of monogramming one's shirts anyway other than to be flashy (obviously doing it for the dry-cleaners doesn't help much [read the thread about perment markings, staples and other atrocious on shirts])? IMO, it's a bit tacky, but if you're going to go that route do it as tacky and blatant as possible (cuff, neck, etc).
     


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    rbjones Well-Known Member

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    My tailor puts it inside the collar, I thought it would be uncomfortable at first, but I don't even feel it. I got it for the dry cleaners, they better not eff with my shirts [​IMG]
     


  5. HelloMrFancyPants

    HelloMrFancyPants Active Member

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    I stay away from monogramming altogether. I have all my shirts custom made and have only once gotten a monogram (left forearm) which I later regretted. Seems to me monograms are mostly for people who don't know any better.
     


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    demeis Distinguished Member

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    I personally like monograms. I do them on the left waist. Out of site and mind. Plus they look better there than anywhere else imo.
     


  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    What's the point of monogramming one's shirts anyway other than to be flashy
    The exact same point as doing anything for yourself only, without being shared/shown to others. Some people enjoy wearing silk underwear, I enjoy having my monogram inside the yoke of my shirts. I don't need anyone else to see it for me to be happy
     


  8. johnnyblazini

    johnnyblazini Senior Member

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    The exact same point as doing anything for yourself only, without being shared/shown to others. Some people enjoy wearing silk underwear, I enjoy having my monogram inside the yoke of my shirts. I don't need anyone else to see it for me to be happy


    Indeed.
     


  9. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    I like to be able to see my own monogram during the course of the day, though. I look down and see my monogram there and have a flash of smug self-satisfaction at my nicely-cut shirts that I had custom-made for me. Makes my day

    Plus, it's a conversation starter. People go, "what's that?", and I'm like, oh, my initials, and they go, "that's really cool, how'd you get that," and I go, "well..." and tell an funny and illuminating story about Hong Kong...

    but whatever floats your boat.
     


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    johnnyblazini Senior Member

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    I look down and see my monogram there and have a flash of smug self-satisfaction at my nicely-cut shirts that I had custom-made for me. Makes my day

    Sad.
     


  11. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    Sad.

    I shouldn't respond, but I found your picture online

    [​IMG]

    And why don't you take your 75 posts and

    [​IMG]

    Seriously, it's a clothing forum. We get pleasure out of nice, custom-made clothes. That's the fucking point.
     


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    I have mine done on the left side, above the waist.

    I haven't met anyone yet who can see those monograms through my suit coat.
     


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    The exact same point as doing anything for yourself only, without being shared/shown to others. Some people enjoy wearing silk underwear, I enjoy having my monogram inside the yoke of my shirts. I don't need anyone else to see it for me to be happy


    I do the same thing in monogramming the inside yoke.

    I also do the monogram in a contrasting color to the primary shirt color and match the gussets to the monogram. It serves no useful or visual purpose, but I like it.
     


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    I monogram my undershirts....so I don't loose them.
     


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