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Proper Cloth - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Seph, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Distinguished Member

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    @ccallis any chance of bringing back the Brunswick wide stripe cotton/linen shirt? Would love to grab a few of those.
     


  2. saskatoonjay

    saskatoonjay Senior Member

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    That looks very good. Make sure you wash it once or twice before you decide to keep it or ask for a do-over.
     


  3. Canadianguy

    Canadianguy Senior Member

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    Hey thanks. I took the pic after first wash so should be in the clear as long as it doesn’t get thrown in a hot dryer by my wife.
     


  4. bluescholar

    bluescholar Well-Known Member

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    I think it depends on the fabric thickness and the collar style more than if it’s cotton, linen, or a blend of the two. Also I think the thread count is a factor. FWIW I’ve gotten soft collars on linen shirts, linen-cotton blends, cotton and also regular fused collars on all of the above except pure linen. Whether soft or fused I pretty much stick to the bigger Roma Cutaway collar styles (if I recall you also prefer bigger collars). Sadly I think what you’d really like is an unfused stiff collar but those were discontinued a few years back. Curious what others have experienced though.
     


  5. bluescholar

    bluescholar Well-Known Member

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    In my experience shirts keep shrinking noticeably for the first two or three washes. I think Seph joked somewhere that the shrinking could be modeled by logarithmic function each wash shrinking it less and less.
     


  6. bluescholar

    bluescholar Well-Known Member

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    I don’t know if that is an option but you can get darts in the back.
    https://propercloth.com/reference/darts/
     


  7. bluescholar

    bluescholar Well-Known Member

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    I thought about getting a collar bar too. I’m pretty sure my general preference for their aroma Cutaway isn’t compatible. What collars from PC have you tried with your new collar bar? Thanks in advance for any tips.
     


  8. dynemacron

    dynemacron Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the response. In theory that may work, though they serve two different purposes from my understanding. The darts is to decrease and create contours for the shir tto follow the back more, so its less blousy in the back, whereas the ease in the front (actually cut with extra fabric in the front) is more intended for people with more chest space.

    I guess I'm trying to see if I could get some shirts made based on some bespoke patterns that were made for me by an Italian, since the costs for certain fabrics are far cheaper through Proper Cloth.
     


  9. saskatoonjay

    saskatoonjay Senior Member

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    The collar bat was a fail for me. I spent like $50 Canadian all in, and tried it once. I put it through a Soft Point collar, and it
    a) was so short it strangled me a little and made my tie knot stick out way too far; and
    b) snagged a thread in my cotton/linen.

    Live and learn. But I’m not the guy to help you try it—just Marley’s ghost warning you not to.
     


  10. bluescholar

    bluescholar Well-Known Member

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    Good to know!
    Thanks for sharing.
     


  11. bluescholar

    bluescholar Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried reaching out to them? In my experience they are pretty responsive and helpful. I think they also offer options based on what clients ask if there’s enough demand. They didn’t always offer a triple pleat option for the cuffs but I think after multiple customers asked for it they started offering it. Best of luck.
     


  12. benjamin831

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    Does anybody have any experience with having a bump under the front collar? What are some of the ways to resolve that?
     


  13. bluescholar

    bluescholar Well-Known Member

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  14. benjamin831

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    I have an unfortunately none of those solutions work.
    • Wearing a tie doesn't fix it
    • Neither does washing and pressing
    • I refuse to do this, its a silly band-aid solution
    • Shoulder width is correct, no pulling
    • Chest width is correct, no pulling
    • Soft roma spread is all I use on PC, nothing else is appealing.
     


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    Anyone have experience with PC's Madras fabrics? I can see myself grabbing one of the RBY plaids in a button down.
     


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