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Need advice on OCBD collar

Rosarito

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I'm hoping someone can give me some advice here. Image attached below. I noticed that, when my shirt collar is unbuttoned, I have a pretty large gap between the collar and the back of my neck. When the shirt is buttoned, the gap seems to go away (mostly). The collar fits perfectly when buttoned - not too loose or tight. Is it typical to have a large gap like this when the shirt is unbuttoned or is this an issue with the slope/posture of the shirt? This is a made-to-measure OCBD from Luxire and I use the same template for my dress shirts. Suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Do you have the same issue with your non-OCBD shirts? I’d ask Luxire but I think they need to adjust your pattern a bit for your forward neck (relative to the shirt).
 

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Do you have the same issue with your non-OCBD shirts?
My dress shirts have a small gap when unbuttoned but it seems perfect when buttoned. It's far less of an issue compared to the OCBD.

Unbuttoned on left, buttoned on right:

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yes, I'd ask Luxire about making an adjustment to your pattern -- send them these photos by email. My guess is that the thicker OCBD fabric makes the collar a little stiffer; it looks like the back of the OCBD collar stands a little more vertically than the dress shirt collar, which increases the gap.
 

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yes, I'd ask Luxire about making an adjustment to your pattern -- send them these photos by email. My guess is that the thicker OCBD fabric makes the collar a little stiffer; it looks like the back of the OCBD collar stands a little more vertically than the dress shirt collar, which increases the gap.
So in your opinion, the gap is an issue and it's not unreasonable to shoot for no gap? I just want to make sure I am not being too picky here.
 

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I certainly wouldn't get rid of your existing shirts because of that gap. I doubt anyone would really notice it. But with your next order, sure, you can shoot to reduce it a bit by asking for an adjustment for your neck posture.
 

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I agree with @breakaway01 , I’m sure it has something to do with the fabric.

Have the shirts been washed yet? That may make a difference as well. Either way, I don’t think it’s that egregious.
 

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Have the shirts been washed yet? That may make a difference as well. Either way, I don’t think it’s that egregious.
Yes, they have been washed a few times. I think you're right - could be the fabric in addition to a slight tweak on the neck posture. I'm glad to hear that it doesn't seem too bad. Sometimes the pursuit of good fit can tickle the edge of neurosis.
 

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