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SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spiermackay, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Spex

    Spex Senior member

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    I can understand this look, however I feel as if many of us on SF enjoy the look that straddles between dressy and casual. This is where a decent length BD collar works. A spread collar is too formal, since it's mean to be worn with a tie. A button down collar is always somewhat casual to me, as they look good when unbuttoned and stand up straight, which is a must if you wear it with any kind of jacket. I think a linen shirt with a good BD collar could look nice under an unstructured casual summer sport coat.
     
  2. losrockets

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    @gbandi - what you want is already available from places like Club Monaco. I agree w/ Spex' post above, a normal S&M BD collar would allow me to wear this with a summer sportcoat or to work without a tie, the tiny collar is super casual and not really a professional look or one that's in favor on SF.
     
  3. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    If we don't offer this OTR, you can easily get exactly what you are looking for through our custom program.
     
  4. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    This oxford is not the oxford from our current oxford program. This fabric was purchased from a local stockist and I believe the cloth is from the Italian Mill Brembana.

    All new oxford moving forward will be the current cloth, which was our own development.
     
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  5. Darkside

    Darkside Senior member

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    Speaking of oxfords, any word on the OTR university stripe OCBDs?
     
  6. losrockets

    losrockets Senior member

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    Wore my tobacco wool/linen suit for the first time tonight! No outdoor shots but I'll put up a pic tomorrow, just wanted to say how much I totally loved wearing it. I'm going to make excuses to wear this thing from now on, it is an awesome suit and I cannot recommend it enough. Got a ton of praise for it.

    Update, pics - not great quality unfortunately but hopefully people get a better idea:


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    Spier & Mackay suit and shirt, Knottery pointed knit, Kent Wang square, Florsheim Imperial shell tassel loafers
     
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  7. Chambertin

    Chambertin Senior member

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    Looks great! I have one too, I haven't gotten around to getting it tailored. Now that it's warming up, it's top of my to do list.
     
  8. NickInTO

    NickInTO Senior member

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    Damn, I've been going back and forth about using that MTM deal to get a suit made up in that fabric. Yours looks so good, I'm going to have to try to get to Mississauga.
     
  9. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    Cream herringbone flannel shirt with soft spread collar. I picked this up on sale with my OCBDs. The second button position on this one is terrible. Way too low. I probably won't ever wear it without a tie because of that.

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  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @An Acute Style

    Picture of it?
     
  11. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Well put together sir.

    That button stance should be 2 1/4" - 2 1/2", which is the standard North American Stance. But because there is very little structure in the collar, it will limp open. We learned, and why we've shifted to the new European inspired stance.
     
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  12. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    None at the moment. The shirt is in the wash at the moment. I'll try to give it a go next week.

    Thanks. That makes sense. My new MTM shirts have the same low button stance, but don't gape open as much because of the structured collars. The button stance on the new OCBDs is much preferred.
     
  13. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    You can specify the button stance you want on your custom shirts. Just advise the the position of the button down from the bottom of the collar band.

    I think on the oxfords, the stance is 2 1/4", as the button down keeps the placket closed for the most part. The dress shirts are at 1 1/2" - 1 3/4".
     
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  14. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    Suggestion for anyone in the market for custom shirts. I just got my OCBDs out of the wash. I'm finding that they fit better than my custom shirt in which I tried to measure my best fitting shirt. Since S&M has OTR options, it may have been a good idea for me to buy an OTR shirt and base my changes off that for my custom shirt. I may do that for my future orders instead of trying to further perfect my current custom shirt. The OTR 15 slim is almost perfect, but the sleeves could be a bit longer.
     
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  15. ShawnBC

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    @An Acute Style I have the same herringbone shirts (in red and blue though, not in cream) and I wear them unbuttoned, casually, all the time. I do not have a problem with the button placement. But then again, as much as I'm a sucker for collar specs, I haven't been bitten by the "over-worried-about-second-button-placement" bug.

    Now that you've mentioned it, though, I hope I won't notice it more.
     
  16. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    S&M can also copy shirts, I think. I just ordered three and will be sending in a shirt in the next couple days.
     
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  17. Burzan

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    I am noticing the same for the 15.5 Contemporary, fits really great but maybe need a hair longer sleeves as well if I decide to go custom (read as: instakop the speckled chambray if the fabric hits custom again). FIt is a little better than my custom shirts through the chest and body though.


    I had three flannels done up custom with button down collars, love them but the blue one was my first shot at custom and didn't come out the greatest (A bit short and the collar too stiff). The second two worked out well, especially love the blue and red flannel.



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  18. fieldofdreams

    fieldofdreams Senior member

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    Shirt is MTM from @spiermackay. It's the extreme spread, which I asked for (and received) unfused. It's a great collar option available MTM.
     
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  19. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    Man you guys post some fantastic pics. I might need to step my photo game up haha.
     
  20. fieldofdreams

    fieldofdreams Senior member

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    An entry level DSLR with a 50mm prime lens is all you really need.
     
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