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Proper Cloth - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. aldenfan

    aldenfan Senior Member

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    That combination is awesome, and that suit is awesome. Where is the suit from?
     


  2. Darkside

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    I just received my first proper cloth shirt today. The Soft Roma Cutaway collar is absolutely amazing, but it is a very high collar. If I wasn't 6 feet or taller, I would probably steer away from this one. I wore it last night without a tie with some jeans and it was very comfortable.

    The overall fit of the shirt is great, but there is some tightness around the back when I attempt to move my arms around. I was wondering what parameter I would have to adjust in order to remedy this.

    I will post fit pics after the first wash.
     


  3. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    @ccallis Does the Roma spread have the same collar curvature as the soft presidential spread? I really like the curvature/look of the presidential, but I like the size/length of the Roma
     
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  4. katabatic

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    Thanks! The suit is from Beckett & Robb. I am, in fact, about to put on the exact same combo for a wine country outing this afternoon.
     


  5. Andy57

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    Most of my shirts, prior to having shirts made by Proper Cloth, fit me like tents. I think that's just how OTR shirts are made--to cover the widest possible range of body types. Then, having a shirt made for you, to your measurements, is quite a revelation. And you quickly become rather dissatisfied with all those older, baggy shirts. So, since I started buying shirts from PC, I've hardly worn any of my older shirts (except for a Mercer & Sons OCBD now and then--talk about baggy!). And I've sent most of my old shirts to Goodwill.
     


  6. novaeagle

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    I think everyone who's gone MTM with at least decent starting measurements knows that feel. I don't get MTM so my shirts fit super tight or anything - I just have narrow shoulders and a broad chest. Most OTR shirts look bad on me - yoke too big, sleeve too long and too wide, midsection laughably big causing that "muffin top" look... Once you go MTM it's hard to go back.
     


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    Is tailoring not an option for your older shirts?
     
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  8. Andy57

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    Not really. I tried that with a couple of shirts, but the result just doesn't look right. It's the armholes, I think, that are the main impediment to making a shirt that fits like a tent look much better. You learn, you move on.
     


  9. strivefor

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    Please someone post feedback on the Stiff President Spread Collar option (or other) when you get one.

    @ccallis
    - Like the classic looking new belts but prices seem a little steep to me. Are the buckles Solid Brass? (should be listed)
    - Stiff unfused collars are a very nice option. Cuffs and plaquette would be the logical next step to tie it all together. I hope you're working on it.
    - Button height option is great. It was too low by default.
    - I don't like the UI changes to how reviews are shown on the fabric page. The old way with the rating beside the review and darker text was far more convenient to read.
    - More Grandi & Rubinelli, this stuff is amazing! I'd love to have some Monti options as well.
     


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    I recently got two Stiff President Spread Collars … white and blue chambray. I have the regular president spread in a cotton linen and it was real floppy … I like new one a lot. Here's a couple pics of the Albini Chambray …

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  11. AriG

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    It looks smooth enough to dress it up? I sometimes get weird bumps in the fused collars of my dress shirts and that's not good (last one came with one and it's not going out with steam/water/iron). Also, the broadcloth collars sort of show the stay pocket once you press the collar crisp, again not so nice. The thing I don't like is that I feel neither the soft nor (obv) the fused placket/cuffs really go with it ... I see you have a french front, which kind of works around this and then going with the soft cuff is probably fine on a casual shirt, but for formal occasions I would like a stiffer cuff.
     
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  12. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    Thats the normal presidential spread? or the stiff
     


  13. AriG

    AriG Senior Member

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    that's the stiff one
     


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    Bad adhesive, probably. But surely you've not had this problem with PC shirts, have you?

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  15. AriG

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    I'm speaking of PC shirts exclusively here, of course. It's not terrible by any means, just sometimes noticeable (to me, probably no one else). Kinda defeats the purpose.
     
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