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Proper Cloth - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Would changing the posture alignment drastically alter other measurements of the shirt, or would it be a negligible/not applicable effect?

    I do get a slight bit of bubbling/fabric fold up behind the collar, so was thinking to do bump the neck back by 0.5"
     
  2. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    Ha, me, too. I ordered the soft roma cutaway with the light blue cotton-linen oxford fabric. http://propercloth.com/fabrics/light-blue-cotton-linen-oxford-1454.html

    My only other PC shirt is the soft Ivy button-down, which I love and frankly is one of the best button-down collars I've found. Sadly, PC's placket is too narrow for my tastes so unless they widen it or give another option, it'll probably be my only one from them. But if this soft roma works out, and the fabric is great, there are a couple other fabrics I'm looking at. The stripe linen-cotton looks amazing to me, too http://propercloth.com/fabrics/light-blue-cotton-linen-stripe-1518.html
     
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  3. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Those do look good. I was thinking of the University Stripe Oxford for mine.

    My only PC shirts thus far are sans placket (this would be placketed), so it'll be interesting to see just how "slim" they run...admittedly, I don't think I've ever (PC or otherwise) heard of a narrow placket as an issue.
     
  4. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Senior member

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    It may shock you to learn that menswear customers on the internet can be extremely picky

    and I'm not excluding myself from that
     
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  5. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Mine seem fine. But then I dont really pay attention to the placket.
     
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  6. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Lol indeed. I thought about making a snarky remark to that effect, but I figured it might as more condescending than comedic.

    Edit: while I by no means exclude myself from falling victim to such fixations, I have to imagine this would not be on of those issues that bother me...but time will tell when I get a PC shirt with placket!
     
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  7. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    LOL it isn't bad, just not ideal for me. I love the shirt I've got. Just won't be getting another one with a placket is all.

    FWIW the solid blue heavy oxford cloth is the fabric I've got on that shirt; the university stripe is awesome (I ordered a sample way back when). You will like it.
     
  8. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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  9. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    Guys I apologize if this has been covered but the thread is getting long, so it might be buried. Why can't you offer custom sleeve lengths? I went for a fitting in SoHo last week and love the cloth, loved the experience, the guy who measured me was great. all in all a pleasant experience, but it surprised me that he said you couldn't do slightly different sleeve lengths. My right arm is slightly longer than my left, so my custom shirts I have made accordingly. It surprised me that my salesman told me you couldn't do that.
     
  10. bluescholar

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    Rock climbers aspiring to be well dressed rejoice!
    PC released the three pleat option for cuffs.
     
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  11. ccallis

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    Yep! We had hoped to get it out earlier, but better late than never!!

    We also launched a new interface for our design a shirt tool this week, which we're very excited about. This is version one and we're excited to add some great new functionalities to this over the coming months, but we'd love to get feedback from SF about it:

    https://propercloth.com/design-a-shirt/
     
  12. cuponoodles

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    I'm 13 PC shirts deep and won't be stopping anytime soon.

    In terms of the new layout - I like the search bar - I always remembered fabrics via what they were called and generally always forgot to favorite them. I'm sure you've heard this a million and one times already, but I wish that the shirt "simulator" on the left hand side had more options than the traditional button-down, English spread, point, and Londoner. Knowing it might be super crazy to have all of them, I would love a cutaway version or one closer to the President/Roma collar types.

    The only other issue is that I'm in the habit of clicking "next" after I pick an option (i.e. the collar), which keeps taking me to the measurements page, when I really want to go to the next customization page (i.e. the cuff). Not sure what the solution would be - maybe deactivate it until you go through all the options?
     
  13. RyanM2

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    This is my second Proper Cloth shirt; it's been worn and washed for about a year and I think I've got the fit down pretty good.

    The only thing I notice, is that there is a little horizontal roll/crease underneath the yoke, that you can see in this photo. Is that something that can be fixed by adjusting for posture or shoulder slope? I don't think it is shoulder slope, because there are no lines along the front (the usual indicator of shoulder slope). But it may be posture, because you can also see that there is a very slight roll behind the collar. I hope it's not shoulder/yoke width or chest width, because I think those measurements are pretty good.

    (Crosspost from tailor fit and feedback thread.)
     
  14. otterhound

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    @ericgereghty, continuing our discussion of the soft Roma cutaway, here are some photos. The fabric is the Albini Navy Stripe Oxford Chambray (PCF1211).

    Here is the shirt, fresh from being professionally laundered, no starch. As you can see, it could use some Viagra.
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    Without a tie and with collar stays.
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    With a tie and with collar stays. I wear the collar stays in these photos to show that the fabric is so flimsy that the stays bulge the collar.
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    FWIW, I've now tried 3 Proper Cloth cutaways. President Cutaway (fused), soft Roma and Londoner. My favorite, by far, is the Londoner. To me the proportions are perfect. It is a true cutaway, but not as aggressively cut as the President and not as in-your-face big as the Roma.
     
  15. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Fwiw, I don't think the stays make the bulging issues you noted particularly noticeable, especially in those pics with a tie. In any event, I'd say it looks really good, especially with tie, as mine would be worn more often than not.
     
  16. StanleyVanBuren

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  17. otterhound

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    This was actually the first time I'd worn it with tie, and I was surprised how good it looked. I'd been wearing it more as a casual shirt previously.

    But the collar stays do look bad IRL. I'd say the best look would be with tie, but without collar stays.
     
  18. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    I usually do go sans stays, so that is nice to hear.

    In any case, I'd be curious to see a bit more pics that might better highlight how bad the stays appear.
     
  19. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    Isn't that kind of the point of an unlined or softly lined shirt collar? Seems like putting stays in would defeat the purpose somewhat.
     
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