Proper Cloth - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I got you...look at the closeup I just added. I don't think it makes a difference, formality wise. Also, I don't wear collar stays and they does change the shape a bit.

    EDIT: I don't think there is a formality difference between the Roma and the Milano II. However, there is of course a difference with other collars...i.e., cutaway.
     
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  2. ShawnBC

    ShawnBC Senior member

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    Then I guess what makes the Milano II non-CBD compatible is regarding it's dimensions, not it's shape, right?
     
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    Can you get longer cuffs? Received my first shirt and my only nitpick is the cuff length seems a bit short.
     
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    I would imagine that's why some people think it is, but I disagree.
     
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    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    Murl's looks CBD appropriate to me, but he's also a tall dude
     
  6. ShawnBC

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    I'm sorry, I read you wrong. I thought you meant the Milano II was not CBD appropriate. Now it makes sense. Good thing, since I love the dimension of the Milano II.

    It's settled, then!

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  7. Andrew Ryan

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    The Soft Ivy is not at all large in person, really, the roll is just large (a good thing if you're into that). If you're not wearing a sportcoat, I suggest sticking with the regular (non-Colorado) button-down collar, or going with the Soft Ivy. Be aware the Ivy is going to take some pressing (band and leaf separately) to not look too casual; if that's a concern, again, stick with the regular button down.

    Spread collars (assuming the right proportions and everything else, ad nauseam) can look very, very good with a sportcoat and no tie (as can some cutaways, if that's your thing) but with no jacket at all, you should really stick with a button down collar - this isn't 'Proper Cloth' specific, I'm just giving general advice, or at least my two cents worth of it. Remember, you want the collar to frame your face, not just jut out awkwardly or hang limp. I don't have any experience with the new 'stiff' collars (although they sound pretty impressive w/r/t what's gone into making them) and no interest as I wear a jacket 99.9% of the time, but if I understand the concept correctly, they're supposed to stand upright all on their own... which seems a little odd to me, to be honest, but again, I've never worn one, never seen a picture, and so on. But they might be worth investigating if you're button-down collar opposed and don't wear a jacket.
     
  8. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    While we're on collars, any advice for a casual linen shirt that will be worn untucked?
     
  9. Andrew Ryan

    Andrew Ryan Senior member

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    Linen + untucked = about as casual as you can get, so anything unfused (any of the Soft collars, plenty to choose from) or lightly fused (standard BD collar). Assuming you're wearing it without a jacket (of course), my previous two cents applies as well re: button downs. Again though, that's just that - my two cents.
     
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    This is great advice, thank you. I dryclean all of my shirts, im not sure if that affects the decision of Ivy. Currently my spread collars (not propercloth) sit up on their own like wings. Its really bizzare. I havent heard of the stuff collars, but my two casual shirts were un-fused colorodo bd. Still torn on which collar to use for work...but i'll get there. Thank you!
     
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    True
     
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    Height isn't as important as shoulder width I think, since that's whats going to make the collar look massive on smaller guys.
     
  13. sebastian mcfox

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    Good point

    Although I don't think I have particularly broad shoulders (18") but I still think the president spread looks too small
     
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    True.
     
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    Does anyone know of a brand of metal collar stays that fit the Propercloth collars well? Mainly interested in finding brass or other metal collar stays for the following collars: Roma Cutaway, Roma Spread, English Spread, President Spread.

    Other than concern about going through airport security I think brass metal collar stays are a nice detail. Charles Tyrwhitt includes them for free. Hall and Madden does as well but their stays are not brass and seem kind of rough. It's unfortunate that Propercloth being so great in so many ways doesn't include metal stays for at least their most popular collars. I realize it might not be realistic to offer them for all of their collars since they have so many different collar options but it'd be nice if it was available for some. Maybe I'm too rough with my clothes but my plastic collar stays eventually get bent out of shape. I do take them out before washing or having my shirts laundered though.

    Also hoping they offer some silk-cotton blend fabrics. Have a shirt from another brand that is 89% cotton and 11% silk and it has an amazing hand feel.
     

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