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Ryan Gosling's shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Contact lens, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. negusnegas

    negusnegas Senior member

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    To add, I'd say pick collars that are slightly larger than the minuscule trend that has kind of taken hold. The Italian makers such as Borrelli should make something along those lines. If you do go MTM or custom, I think they will also be able to use a stiffer the interlining on the collar band, which should help too. Carl from CEGO would definitely be your best resource.
     
  2. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why is everyone giving OP a hard time? Whether or not you like Gosling's style in that movie, the guy had a legitimate question.

    here's an answer:
    The key to a collar standing up well while the first two buttons are undone is having a stiff collar band (the part that is attached to the shirt, but not the collar itself). The actual collar style is not that critical. Collar stays might help collar stand up, but they also might give it a too straight look. If you look at those pics, the collar stands up high and then sort of rolls down in a curve.
     
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  3. WorkingOnIt

    WorkingOnIt Senior member

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    +1 If your issue is your collar "collapses" consider putting a slight bend into your metal collar stays. Personally, medium spread with metal stays work well.

    I've also found my hidden button downs do a good job at keeping the upright look. Buttondowns not so much.

    Lastly, don't forget RS has a crew of people resetting his clothing for every scene. It is never quite the same when you go through a real day with clothing.
     
  4. hrb

    hrb Senior member

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    crazy, stupid, love was highly entertaining. though the last few posts have essentially answered your question:

    1. Larger collar
    2. Spend $$$ (Hit a Zara/H&M and give the collars a feel vs some shirts in the <$100, the difference should be readily apparent
    3. Italian is a good bet (borrelli, barba, finamore etc may be a good start) though you can likely find a suitable substitute for less money.

    Someone made a good - and very valid - point to remember the shirts in those scenes are being fawned over by a stylist between each and every take. Good luck with the search!
     
  5. NotoriousMarquis

    NotoriousMarquis Senior member

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    For movies often enough they tack the collar down to the shirt itself, either using a bit of glue, thus ruining the shirt, or adding snaps underneath. This is not something the shirtmaker does, but something the stupid costume designer does. It makes shirt have a button down quality of standing upright, while still not looking that way, and still being able to control the actual angle of the collar. Without a suit it looks pretty bad. You can probably have a tailor add snaps to the inside of the collar for not too much money. Im not sure how though.
     
  6. Contact lens

    Contact lens Member

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    Many questions and things learnt here.

    1 - I took some sh1t from certain people here but I understand it's part of the initiation. That's fine with me and in fact, I enjoyed it because there's nothing worse than creating a thread everyone ignores. So being flamed is at least something and I have a sense of humour too.

    2 - Some very interesting answers and a very good point about assistants re-arranging actors' clothes before a scene. I hadn't thought of that.

    3 - I live in London, UK and almost all the shops I've been to have wide spread, cutaway collars which I don't like because a) I don't wear a tie and b) they don't suit my face.

    4 - When I found the collars I wanted (narrow point, slightly larger collars) they were on hideously stripy/check shirts which are inexplicably all the rage in this city these days.

    5 - Hence my desperation at finding 'the perfect collar' and posting here. Now I now what to do.

    6 - I'm not gay but I admit having a man-crash on RG. I'm sure there are many like me.
     
  7. The Upright Man

    The Upright Man Senior member

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    If you want your collars to look like that - work your trapezius muscles hardcore...

    Ryan G is flexing his gigantic traps, hence the high standing collar.
     
  8. millionaire75

    millionaire75 Senior member

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    I applaud you for keeping a good attitude in the face of all this undeserved criticism. As other posters said, look for larger collars, Italian brands, etc. Also, the top two buttons should have sufficient distance from each other to stand up correctly. Coincidentally, I'm wearing a shirt just like that today that I bought in Italy a couple years ago. Really wish I would have bought a few more. Good luck.
     
  9. Gdot

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    I've had a few RTW 'concealed button downs' over the years. I really like them as a concept. My favorites have a small fabric tab on the backside of the collar with a button hole in it and a standard button on the shirt itself. I wish these were more widely available RTW.
     
  10. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    I didn't read most of the thread, but I get shirts that look that way with button down collars. If you are wearing them without a tie, you wont be able to see the buttons. I don't mind personally if they show, but some people don't like the way the buttons on the collar looks. Another alternative is a hidden button down collar which gives a good standing collar with a cleaner aesthetic.
     
  11. div25sec9

    div25sec9 Senior member

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    I have a couple of these shirts and like them a lot...my only problem is that trying to do up that button after I get the tie on is kind of tricky....
     
  12. Birks and Grey Socks

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    OK I'll actually be helpful. How to make your collars stand up

    http://unrefinery.com/article/the-ideal-open-collar

    I can recreate the RG (or TF if you prefer) any time I want by

    1) wearing better quality shirts with better constructed collars. Boss shirts BTW are not that great for this effect, nor are Boss shirts all that great period.

    2) I've also noticed classic collars work best (as opposed to wide or semi wide spread)

    3) Using starch not on the collar points, but on the placket area, especially past the 1st and 2nd button. Some stiffness here will help the collar stand up.

    4) Wearing a jacket or blazer practically guarantees that my collar stays up.

    BTW, welcome to SF. Don't mind the haters here. Te SF MC crowd tends to be pretty uniform in our likes and dislike. I for one, love this look on casual Fridays at the office.
     
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  13. Contact lens

    Contact lens Member

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    Dude, you rock.

    1) I'm wearing my Boss shirt today for the first time and I see what you mean.
    2) I hate wide spread (on me)
    3) I've ordered starch
    4) I wear a jacket too.

    and 5) I have wurkin stiffs coming to me in the next few days.

    It's Friday and I too like that look at the office. That article you linked to is very funny. And the haters are fine with me, they're just breaking my balls a little bit :) nothing wrong with that.
     
  14. Journeyman

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    +1 on this. Wearing a jacket or blazer keeps the collar points "contained" by the inside edges of the lapels of the jacket, and thus prevents them from slumping down and sprawling across the front of your shirt. Even floppy collars will stand up pretty well when unbuttoned if you are wearing a jacket (as Gosling does for much of the movie).
     
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    I think it's more about the man than the suit. He makes it work obviously.
     
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  17. Beastmode101

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    great movie, thought some of the stuff ryan gosling wore looked metro....... some looked good
     
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  18. SirGrotius

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  19. Beastmode101

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    I may get destroyed for this..... but what do snaps look like when done this way?

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/106052/snap-collar-shirt

    I've done a search and this is what I've found. I'm getting confused between this and a hidden button down.

    ^ thanks man, gonna try to pick up that shirt.

    Hope you don't mind, but would wearing a shirt with snaps/press studs without a jacket/blazer look dumb? I'm a college kid so wearing a jacket all the time would look weird

    so far from what I've researched I think wurkin stiffs/power stays are the best way to achieve the nice stiff collar look (When worn open/unbuttoned)
     
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