SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

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  1. Darkside

    Darkside Senior member

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    More options are usually better, unless they are at the expense of more colors and sizing inventory.

    If you were to pick just one, I'd go for fused just because it is more versatile. Also would sit under jacket lapels better without a tie. Here is me from last weekend:

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  4. spiermackay

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    The trad look is getting trounced. We are leaning that way too for the new group.
     
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    I vote for (lighty) fused too - more polyvalent! @Darkside I see we have the same "issue" about unruly collar!
     
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    Yeah, without the extra support, the unfused collars will pretty much do what they want under a jacket or sweater.
     
  7. Darkside

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    I just chalk it up to "sprezzatura" and wear without care. The shirts are too inexpensive to complain, and I don't think it looks bad at all. I do love how they continually strive to improve the product though. Something you don't see very often.
     
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    Wow...this might be a draw for me. Without a tie I think I prefer the fused, as it might help it stand up tall, which is what I like, especially if you wear it with a jacket or sweater. I feel that if you're going to wear a tie with an OCBD you're doing it with a casual bent, in which case the unfused might be better. Having said this, I own a Kamakura and like that collar. As I'm typing this I realize I'm wearing a Brook Brothers OCBD and feeling the collar I think it may be the same as the Kamakura. So I guess this means if I had to vote, I'd say lightly fused/lined. I think it's more about the collar roll than the fusing anyways.

    BTW - what's the ETA for those of us that bought custom shirts during Black Friday? I'm itching to see how well I managed to figure out my measurements! [​IMG]
     
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    It may just be the pictures, but it appears that the collar buttons on the Kamakura are closer to the collar points than the SM version. I like the Kamakura collar better, but the SM collar is nice too.
     
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    I'll add to that, I think Kamakura's collar buttons are relatively slightly higher, decreasing the distance the collar point travels and creating more of a roll. I don't know if that makes sense.
     
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    Yeah it does. I agree. The Kamakura collar also has a very high collar band compared to the the majority of BD shirts I own.
     
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    I ordered a couple OCBD shirts along with the twill gingham and soft washed chambray. I'm happy with the shirts but after the first wash, the chambray shirt shrunk quite a bit. The others were fine. Anybody have the same experience? The shirts were washed in cold water.
     
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    Did you put it in the dryer?
     
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    No,just left them to air dry.
     
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    Looking forward to buying some of these new fused collar OCBDs whenever they drop. I already have 4 Spier shirts unworn, still in original packaging. I feel like I'm just hoarding at this point but... nah, I'm gonna buy some more.
     

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