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junior varsity

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is there a guide to how dress shirts are made?
and how different styles and where they originate?
like different collar types, different cuffs, buttons, darts etc etc?

i tried to search but came up empty...
 

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The Cutter & Tailor Forum has some guides to cutting shirts along with collar/cuff types etc. There is a scan of one book about making up shirts as well, but its instructions are quite brief, DPCs book goes into much more detail though some of his methods are a bit fiddly/inefficient.
 

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Originally Posted by junior varsity
thanks but any free alternatives/simpler guides?
i dont want to make shirts but to rather just have some fundamental understanding of it...


that is the problem with young kids.
you dont want to pay for anything!!!
 

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Originally Posted by junior varsity
is there a guide to how dress shirts are made?
and how different styles and where they originate?
like different collar types, different cuffs, buttons, darts etc etc?

i tried to search but came up empty...



Start by looking at the order system for one of the forum affiliates like cottonwork or moderntailor. That will give you a basic understanding of what the options are. The history is out there but I don't feel like typing it.

I've actually hired a woman to show me how to make shirts, would should be interesting given that I can't sew a button on. I plan to show the progression of my work on the forum.
 

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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
that is the problem with young kids.
you dont want to pay for anything!!!


the shirts themselves are expensive enough!
espencially the super slim fit models which never go on sale
 

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Originally Posted by ajv
You might find some interresting information on this blog, in french, english and even russian.


http://lavraiechemisesurmesure.blogspot.com/


Adrian


I wish someone would translate that into English--google translate doesn't do a great job for me.

Edit: ah, yes, some of the older stuff is translated. I thought I'd seen that before.
 

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There was an AAAC thread not too long ago where a member posted pictures of shirts he made using David Coffin's book.
 

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Richard, I want your wingtip thread to continue as I have more to add to that thread, so in the mean time can you please keep yourself from getting banned?
 

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On sort of the same topic, I was looking for a guide to common shirting fabrics that gives a quick description and lets me know stuff like "Is royal oxford cotton a heavy fabric?"
 

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Originally Posted by Richard Pryor
What a fucking idiot!

Carl has probably forgotten more about shirts than you'll ever know. It makes me feel old (and somewhat hypocritical, given some of my posts on this forum) to say this, but show some fucking respect.
 

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