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OCBD + darts?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by loreley, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. loreley

    loreley Senior Member

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    Sorry if this belongs in the men's clothing forum, but I couldn't seem to find a def. answer....

    Do darts "belong" on an OCBD shirt where there is a center box pleat in the rear? Or would it look out of place?
     

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    1969 Distinguished Member

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    Scott Steinberg has a fucking yacht based on this combination. Not sure if that answers your question though.
     

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    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I don't like the look myself.

    I suggest you wear them if you like them. It is personal taste.
     

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    Sorry if this belongs in the men's clothing forum, but I couldn't seem to find a def. answer.... Do darts "belong" on an OCBD shirt where there is a center box pleat in the rear? Or would it look out of place?
    [​IMG] Decide for yourself. I think it looks fine, although I'd prefer side pleats with darts. Aware that the BoO center pleat/dart is a bit of its own beast, but similar enough to get the idea. ps: how did context size that shirt so wrong for the model, those shoulders are depressing.
     

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    Scott Steinberg has a fucking yacht based on this combination. Not sure if that answers your question though.

    I believe you're trying to reference Scott Sternberg...
     

  6. loreley

    loreley Senior Member

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    [​IMG]

    Decide for yourself. I think it looks fine, although I'd prefer side pleats with darts. Aware that the BoO center pleat/dart is a bit of its own beast, but similar enough to get the idea.

    ps: how did context size that shirt so wrong for the model, those shoulders are depressing.


    Maybe I have my terminology wrong, but the "box pleat" on my OCBD is just an inch or so across and down. It's an AA shirt fwiw....
     

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    Maybe I have my terminology wrong, but the "box pleat" on my OCBD is just an inch or so across and down. It's an AA shirt fwiw....

    That's because it's not pressed, so all the fullness only gathers at the exact point of the fold or pleat.

    Also don't buy AA shirts. They suck, they are worse than the Gap.
     

  8. loreley

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    That's because it's not pressed, so all the fullness only gathers at the exact point of the fold or pleat.

    Also don't buy AA shirts. They suck, they are worse than the Gap.


    Thanks for the info. I'm guessing this "full press" isn't something I can achieve with just an iron?
     

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    Darts and boxpleats make a weird combination, but sometimes you have no choice.
     

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    aaaeeeiiiooouuu Senior Member

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    [​IMG]

    ps: how did context size that shirt so wrong for the model, those shoulders are depressing.


    Yeah, I've noticed that few stores fit their models w/ BoO properly. Maybe b/c they don't want to run the risk of stretching the material out at all? They are $200+ shirts, after all
     

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    shirt fits perfectly dunno what you're complaining about
     

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    canstyleace Distinguished Member

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    I think its personal choice/taste more than anything, and I think it looks good on most shirts and if you have the body for it even better but I woldnt wear them if I didnt have a significant V shape torso.
     

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