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precious metal collar stays

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ThinkDerm, Jul 27, 2012.

anyone here interested in precious metal collar stays in either gold or platinum?

  1. yes, I am interested - in solid gold (14 kt or 18 kt) collar stays

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  2. yes, I am interested - in platinum collar stays

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  3. yes, I am interested - in both gold and platinum collar stays

    3 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. interested in neither

    52 vote(s)
    91.2%
  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    anyone here use precious metal collar stays? gold, platinum?

    any interest here on SF for having some made? what sizing do most prefer - 2.5" long?

    I am working with a bespoke jeweler on this project, basing the dimensions on finamore / barba collar stays.
     
  2. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Seriously? These have fallen out on me before. I wouldn't want to risk losing them. Besides, no one sees them, so what difference does it make what metal they are made out of?

    What is the rate for a set? 2k?
     
  3. deandbn

    deandbn Senior member

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    Have your jeweller make them of stainless steel for a number of reasons

    1. wont rust
    2. still very heavy
    3. cheap to replace if they get lost
    4. robust, will last a long time.
     
  4. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Is there a particular reason that a MTM operation like MyTailor would use brass? They look kind of ugly. Stainless steel would be nice.
     
  5. Xenon

    Xenon Senior member

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    In theory this really sounds nice but in practice you can't see them yourself so the metal goes unappreciated. I once considered making some myself out of silver. I even bought a thin sheet of silver 925 but never got around to making them.

    Tbh I don't even use stays anymore and particularly find rigid metal stays a little unforgiving on high end cotons.
     
  6. pnutpug

    pnutpug Senior member

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    Or you could do what I just did and buy eight sets of varying length in brass from Joseph A. Bank for $7.50 during the most recent sale.

    Call me an idiot.
     
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  7. JakeLA

    JakeLA Senior member

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    Only Willy Loman-ish schmucks wear collar stays.
     
  8. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    I'm also curious about having 24k aglets on my shoes made.
     
  9. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

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    I have a pair of silver ones I purchased on sale from Charles Tyrwhitt a couple of years ago, but have only worn them a couple of times. Fact is, no ones going to see them, and if you lose one it will be costly to replace. I only bought them because they were on sale.
     
  10. atila

    atila Senior member

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    As a jeweler who wears collar stays with my suit every day, I think this is ridiculous.
     
  11. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I made some sterling silver collar stays for my little brother last Christmas. They are pretty things and not worth so much that losing one is a disaster. Maybe I'm just a small timer but anything more precious is a little bling (and a bit scary to wear) IMHO...

    [​IMG]

    Charlie
     
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  12. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Stainless steel does not look better because no one can see them.
     
  13. johnvw

    johnvw Senior member

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    A piece of friendly advice: Sober up before posting.
     
  14. Liquidus

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    I didn't say they would look better to other people.
     
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  15. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Did he get banned for that??
     
  16. ThinkDerm

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    Price not set yet, likely $695 per set - need to get the exact quote.
     
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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Doesn't seem cost effective to me. Sterling silver, maybe. Gold or platinum, no.
     
  18. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    They won't even look better to you while you are wearing them, only when you take them out.
     
  19. HORNS

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    I don't like rigid collar stays - I think the collars lose any elegance they have with that kind of skeleton inside.
     
  20. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Platinum and gold will likely not be as rigid as sterling, brass, steel
     

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