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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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    I think it depends on body type, but I don't find the collars to be near as big as they're made to seem. I happily wear the Milano II sans tie from time to time. I think it makes for a very sharp look.
     
  2. shirtsnob

    shirtsnob Senior member

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    I agree re body type.....

    and I do think it can be sharp,.......... but there can be a thin line bet sharp and pimpish[​IMG]
     
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  3. shirtsnob

    shirtsnob Senior member

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    I dont think I mentioned but last week I drove down to SoHo....ordered 4 shirts...

    my first test shirt arrived...Miles broadcloth.........very very nice...super value..........soft, luxurious, smooth, drapes well.........opaque?..nope..not at all...who cares...?...not me.


    Tried a soft franklin........very hip, very LA, very downtown NYC cool.....no tie....also tried rear darts....why?...just love the hip look.........always have.

    some here have said a custom shirt should not require darts?...perhaps.....I just like the look....annnnnnd these PC shirts are not bespoke.......not at all......the darts clean up the rear..they do.

    ever watch Ray Donovan???........think of his white shirts.....lol

    next up?....a colo bd.......

    all my past orders were the soft bd..I love it.....even tho I wish it were a wee bit smaller in scale...not much tho
     
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  4. leadbelly2550

    leadbelly2550 Member

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    a good iron and that placket might not do that. also, perhaps consider a placket that's lined (if that is unlined).
     
  5. razl

    razl Senior member

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    Late comment from me but I think you've got other issues going on there - you're right shoulder has a lot of pulling going on to the front top 2 buttons, it shows both when you have the collar buttoned or not. There's also a peculiar bump/roll of material on your left shoulder lat. I suspect that you need some of PC's posture type adjustments - the neck position forward/back and maybe even a change on the armhole (I think they have a full/tailored option). I don't know the exact remedy, PC probably knows, but to my eye it's more than just tweaking your size a bit. My .02 hope it helps!

     
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  6. oldschoolcool

    oldschoolcool Active Member

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    Hey guys,

    Ive tried the structured Roma spread collar on my first shirt. It looks great with a tie but does not stand well when worn sans tie. Does anyone have a suggestion on a spread collar that looks good unbuttoned?
     
  7. shirtsnob

    shirtsnob Senior member

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    Quote:I like the pres soft spread......
     
  8. WillingToLearn

    WillingToLearn Senior member

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    Look through the past few pages. Post from PC rep stating that some collars will have a stiffer lining in collar band, which is what is needed. Roma spread needs that asap, IMO. Stiff band with soft collar is how you get great roll.
     
  9. oldschoolcool

    oldschoolcool Active Member

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    I had a similar issue with my roma spread collar and consulted one of PC's fit specialists. Turns out that the collar was sitting too low on my neck and that was causing the front placket to stick out. A 1/2 neck back adjustment fixed the problem. I cant say with certainty that you have the same issue but i would definitely consult one of PC's fit experts!

    quote name="l1mab3an" url="/t/380371/proper-cloth-official-affiliate-thread/1470#post_8555318"]Looking to fix this issue on my next order, as you can see in the picture there is serious placket droop going on. The neck is defienatly too large by atleast .5 but I am not sure if thats the only issue causing that sag. Any opinions would be welcome.

    I will also be slimming the arms on the next shirt, any other alterations you suggest
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  10. bigsink

    bigsink Senior member

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    I have the same issue, where the 2nd button is tight across the upper chest. I think this is contributing to the problems. In my case, we were never able to resolve it. Changing slopes, widths, yokes, etc. I would also warn on making any adjustments on the smaller side, because shirts can arrive .25-.5 bigger/smaller.
     
  11. oldschoolcool

    oldschoolcool Active Member

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    Has anyone ever tried adding a boxpleat to their shirt? I am thinking of adding this along with a pocket to my ocbd since these are traditional details. If i understand correctly the box pleat adds some range of motion when reaching forward. Does the chest measurement need to be reduced to account for the pleat?
     
  12. cuponoodles

    cuponoodles Senior member

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    You should not reduce the chest measurement. The box pleat is mostly stylistic at this point, it serves very little functional effect on shirts.
     
  13. oldschoolcool

    oldschoolcool Active Member

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    I ordered my first basic shirt in the Hudson white wrinkle resistant twill. I am trying to build a solid rotation of shirts and would like to get a solid blue one next. I was wondering if anyone can suggest a versatile blue shirt that can be worn with a suit and tie or a sport coat? So far i have found the following:

    1- Mercer light blue pinpoint
    2- Miles 120s light blue end on end
    3- Light blue 100s royal oxford
    4- Regent light blue wrinkle resistant twill (not sure about the shine for a blue shirt)
    5- Albini light blue chambray

    Any other suggestions would be appreciated!
     
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    oldschoolcool Active Member

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    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Don't know why Propercloth has completely ignore all of Madras.

    And almost no linen selections
     
  16. WillingToLearn

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    I'd go end on end - some subtle visual interest for a SC but dressy enough for a suit. Chambray is too casual, royal Oxford could work. I'd be wary of wrinkle resistant, stuff doesn't breath well. Make sure you like it first before you order more.
     
  17. oldschoolcool

    oldschoolcool Active Member

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    Thanks! I like the versatility of the end on end. Do you think it can work with a roma spread collar?

     
  18. BagleyBrown

    BagleyBrown Senior member

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    Subscribing to this thread, excited to learn more and stock up on proper fitting, Proper Cloth!

    It is great to see both the manufacturer and users represented here, reading this thread has already helped immensely.

    Yesterday I ordered my third PC shirt,
    my first 2 were ordered together, so they share sizing flaws (optimistic midsection, snug arms).
     
  19. oldschoolcool

    oldschoolcool Active Member

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    I recently subscribed and learned a great deal as well! Hope you nail the fit on your next shirts.

     
  20. WillingToLearn

    WillingToLearn Senior member

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    Yes, it'll work well with a Roma spread. I would not go soft Roma spread, do the regular.
     

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