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Placket or not placket?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Recoil, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Bill Smith

    Bill Smith Senior member

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    I like both the "French" and regular placket on shirts. I think my shirt wardrobe is split 50/50 roughly.
     
  2. TIEALIGN

    TIEALIGN Senior member

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    I like both the "French" and regular placket on shirts. I think my shirt wardrobe is split 50/50 roughly.

    +1 I dont have a strong preference either way.
     
  3. MellonC

    MellonC Well-Known Member

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    According to my tailor...

    typicaly wider torso people prefer the standard placket as it separates the upper body in two. Skinnier dudes, however, should opt for french placket....

    same goes for the box pleats in the back. bigger guys with huge back should opt for the box pleats whereas the smaller guys might want to go with side pleats.

    There! That should solve the confusion.
     
  4. jefferson

    jefferson Well-Known Member

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    I actually prefer normal (non-french) plackets for all business attire and reserve french for casual only. To my eye, the french doesn't seem to carry enough weight for work- not staid enough.
     
  5. Recoil

    Recoil Senior member

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    According to my tailor...

    typicaly wider torso people prefer the standard placket as it separates the upper body in two. Skinnier dudes, however, should opt for french placket....

    same goes for the box pleats in the back. bigger guys with huge back should opt for the box pleats whereas the smaller guys might want to go with side pleats.

    There! That should solve the confusion.


    Good post!
     
  6. ned kelly

    ned kelly Active Member

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    There seems to be some confusion over what constitutes a 'French' placket. A French placket is 'plain' in the sense that there is no seam or stitching distinguishing it from the body of the shirt.

    This is a French placket:
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    Could you please post a photo of both types of plackets? This will permit all readers of this thread to hopefully reach a general consensus on the correct name for each placket. After reading all three pages of this thread i am still confused.
     
  7. shirtsnob

    shirtsnob Senior member

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    lmao.

    just read this thread...omg


    a thread could not be more confusing!.....wow


    French = no placket

    a plain placket is not French......

    a placket is a placket.

    I guess some say French placket..but it has NO placket....!!!!!..it is French.

    traditionally, a French front was considered MORE dressy...but there was always debate about that.///......always.
     

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