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

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  4. interested in neither

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  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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


  2. PhiPsi32

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


  3. 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.
     


  4. 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.
     


  5. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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


  6. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Gold will be very heavy. I'd stick with 14k for something like this - 18k will require more bulk to remain rigid, no?
     


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    I would go with stainles steel that is ductile (I think that is the word), so that it can be bent/curved to give the collar the desired shape.
     


  9. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    I would think you'd want a soft metal for collar stays, such as silver or brass. That way the edges would be less likely to abrade the shirt material.

    I guess tortoiseshell is out due to biodiversity concerns?
     


  10. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Wouldn't platinum be softer than silver or brass?
     


  11. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    I suppose, but as others have said collar stays are a semi-expendable item. Maybe if you wanted a cashable stash of some kind?

    I always thought thin spring metal stays would be cool, you could use them as a shim. But you would have to polish the edges.
     


  12. HORNS

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    What about horn? Baleen would be a good material.
     


  13. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Platinum, gold or sterling wouldn't be expendable...
     


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    I considered horn but decided it would be a misallocation of funds, so I use brass stays purchased 6 years ago. :)

    I would advise you to reconsider.

    When time is of the essence I overlook checking the collar, so I leave stays in the collars.

    Would you always have time to make sure you insert them?

    How many shirts are in your rotation, how many stays would you order?

    Are you missing staple items from your wardrobe that you could get with those funds?

    Just my two cents, but if you're on "that next level shit" get thirty sets of platinum stays with you initials engraved. :cool:
     


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    Ladiez love playaz who drop $700+ on collar stays. Trust.
     


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