SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. variancelog

    variancelog Senior member

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    I prefer 3" for the second button because I don't like the collar to be too open when unbuttoned. I am not cool enough to wear my collar like Jep Gambardella. A higher second button does help that area lie flatter when buttoned, though.

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    That being said, I'll only be buying custom shirts anyway.
     


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    Yep I only buy custom shirts as well and I like my second button to not show alot of chest because I wear a V neck t shirt ALWAYS
     


  3. spiermackay

    spiermackay Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    So do you prefer the first button lowered or the second button raised up higher?
     


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    Ebichuman Senior member

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    I am in for option 2. When tie-less I prefer to show as little chest as possible (I would unbutton the first button only)
     


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    02///M3 Senior member

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    What is the current set-up on OTR? Option 2? I liked that when I tried it.
     


  6. 7_rocket

    7_rocket Senior member

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    Second button raised higher
     


  7. spiermackay

    spiermackay Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Right now, it's closer to 2, but not quite. We are thinking of the second option to carry forward on the OTR.
     


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    mmmtttt Senior member

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    Can you explain exactly what would be the difference in regards to OTR shirts? All buttons raised?
     


  9. spiermackay

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    Very slight difference OTR. The buttons would move up by about 1/2" from where they are now. So if you left the collar button and the first button unbuttoned, the button position of the 2nd button would be high enough that it would cover your chest appropriately. Depends on the sizes though. Smaller sizes would be a bit less, larger sizes a bit more.
     


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    I'm ok with the current OTR button position.
     


  11. mmmtttt

    mmmtttt Senior member

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    I feel like you could go more than half an inch up for the 2nd button under the collar button, since I do feel that a bit too much chest is exposed and I'm not sure 1/2 an inch will do so much. 1st button would probably be too high then so you might not have a choice. Great change though.

    I greatly appreciate seeing all the changes that go into the OTR shirts. I've bought 12+ of them over time and its very nice to see all the little updates that have gone into every new release.
     


  12. spiermackay

    spiermackay Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    The final button position will ultimately depend on the size and the length of the shirt. But looks like we'll shift the buttons up a bit, rather than shift the first button down.

    Never stop improving. If there is room for improvement, we will go that route. [​IMG]
     


  13. variancelog

    variancelog Senior member

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    Speaking of small improvements, I forgot to note something in my previous custom shirt review: the BD collar buttons didn't have that little piece of fabric reinforcement on the back/inside of the shirt. I'm not sure if you include them on your OTR shirts, but these custom shirts I received without are the only ones I've seen with that reinforcement missing.

    I also wanted to second the poster who mentioned that the collar buttonholes on the BD collars could be a bit shorter.

    Thanks for being so open to customer feedback! :)
     


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    S&M white OCBD today under a BB blazer [​IMG]
     


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    What are people's opinions on the new light brown sharkskin and navy blue pin texture trousers? Would they pair well with sport coats? I like to have a visual "pop" from my trousers, where that's texture or very subtle patterns that resolve to a solid.
     


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