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Please help with collar point length

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by zacattacks, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. zacattacks

    zacattacks Senior member

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    I'm looking to buy a nice Barba button down collar shirt from shop the finest, but am hesitant to pull the trigger because the listed collar point length of 4" seems very long to me (to be fair I don't own any nice BD collar shirts to compare to.) Can someone with experience comment on whether 4" really is longer than average, and if possible post some pics of what a 4" collar would look like in real life? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Kazou

    Kazou Senior member

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    it will look like this [​IMG]

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  3. dropout5

    dropout5 Senior member

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    oh wow. where can i get me some of those?
     
  4. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    I will meaure my points on my PL button downs when I get home to give you an idea of what 4" would be like. I know the button down points are longer than my 3.25" points for spread collars.
     
  5. Ataturk

    Ataturk Senior member

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    IIRC Brooks Brothers is 3-3/8", long enough. A little makes a big difference (because it's not just the points, but the whole collar that has to stretch to get there). I suppose if you're 6'6" and weigh 300lbs you might give 4" a try, but it'll probably still look bad.
     
  6. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    I measured my points and they are only 3.5", I cannot imagine that a 4" would look good. Just too long.
     
  7. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    Longer points are more luxurious. 4" points are extra dandy. They could look great if you knew what you were doing as you wore them.

    Longer points are also better on men with bigger heads. If your head is a little peanut you should get on your dandy some other way.
     
  8. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos Senior member

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    4" is too long and looks imbalanced and unharmonious, IMO.
     
  9. zacattacks

    zacattacks Senior member

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    Awesome, thanks guys. You just saved me some serious disappointment.
     
  10. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    IIRC Brooks Brothers is 3-3/8", long enough.

    My vintage BB OCBD from O'Connell's cam today- the points are indeed 3 1/8.
     
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    oh wow. where can i get me some of those?

    If you want to give a 4" point collar a try, check out DNA Groove. Remember, because of the roll, the collar won't look as long.
     
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    Yikes, 4'' points looks like the ivy that grows at Wrigley Field.
     

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