• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 3: Yeossal handwelted shoe with lasted shoe trees

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 2nd auction is for a pair of handwelted shoe with lasted shoe trees courtesy of Yeossal. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Tell me about Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece tuxedo shirts

rebenga

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2008
Messages
112
Reaction score
0
Anyone?

Are these good tuxedo shirts or where should I look. Prefer something not too blousy..
 

lee_44106

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2006
Messages
8,106
Reaction score
85
I don't know about the slim-fit, but the regular fit golden fleece shirts are on the blousy side.
 

vitaminc

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2008
Messages
2,407
Reaction score
3
just buy whatever fits your neck and shoulder then spend $15 for a tailor to trim the sides/sleeves for the slim-fit effect.
 

rebenga

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2008
Messages
112
Reaction score
0
Appreciate the feedback. These seem like a good price.

Thinking about going with the detachable collar. That is the "correct" way I believe.
 

Lone Wolf

Senior Member
Joined
May 21, 2008
Messages
358
Reaction score
1
I got the detachable collar and have had a ball trying out different sized and styles of collars with it (finally settled on a 2.5" wing, which while unusually high is not as uncomfortable as I thought it might be). I also like the slit in the front which makes it easier to fasten your studs when it's new (although from what I understand, you should have the bib kept starched to board-like stiffness when you have it washed), and the loop in the back through which you can thread your tie to keep it in place. There's also a tab at the bottom with button holes for fastening into the inside of your pants to keep it from riding up when you're sitting. All very cool features.
 

grimslade

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Mar 31, 2006
Messages
10,883
Reaction score
49
They are blousy. But no one will see it. So who cares? They are great value, relatively speaking, and have the correct details.
 

rebenga

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2008
Messages
112
Reaction score
0
Sounds good LoneWolf.

Originally Posted by grimslade
They are blousy. But no one will see it. So who cares? They are great value, relatively speaking, and have the correct details.

Ahh. Didn't think about that.
 

The Transporter

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2008
Messages
144
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by Lone Wolf
I got the detachable collar and have had a ball trying out different sized and styles of collars with it (finally settled on a 2.5" wing, which while unusually high is not as uncomfortable as I thought it might be).

Where do you get the extra collars for it?
 

Lone Wolf

Senior Member
Joined
May 21, 2008
Messages
358
Reaction score
1
Originally Posted by The Transporter
Where do you get the extra collars for it?

I got mine from www.vintageshirt.co.uk

There are other resources out there but I couldn't find anything in the US that had as many options - disposable, washable, size, style - and these guys were easy to work with. The collar that came with it was fine but I wanted to take advantage of the fact that it could be changed out and get something a little more unique.
 

NoVaguy

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2004
Messages
6,555
Reaction score
134
Originally Posted by The Transporter
Where do you get the extra collars for it?

They also have collars on the Brooks Brothers website, but they're charging $20 for those.
 

rebenga

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2008
Messages
112
Reaction score
0
OK, dumb question..

When they give the sleeve measurement on these double cuff shirts.. that is with the cuffs folded back right? Not extended. I think so but I wanted to make sure because I saw some shirts on eBay that were like 16 x 38 or something crazy long.

Second, would you get double cuffs to fall longer, shorter, or same as barrel cuff?
 

vitaminc

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2008
Messages
2,407
Reaction score
3
Originally Posted by rebenga
OK, dumb question..

When they give the sleeve measurement on these double cuff shirts.. that is with the cuffs folded back right? Not extended. I think so but I wanted to make sure because I saw some shirts on eBay that were like 16 x 38 or something crazy long.

Second, would you get double cuffs to fall longer, shorter, or same as barrel cuff?


With cuffs folded back.

I prefer it to be slightly longer than barrel cuff.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 25 3.4%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 129 17.5%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 235 31.9%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 116 15.7%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 67 9.1%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 46 6.2%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 23 3.1%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 21 2.8%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 15 2.0%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 6 0.8%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 100+

    Votes: 47 6.4%

Related Threads

Staff online

Forum statistics

Threads
428,561
Messages
9,220,423
Members
193,559
Latest member
jamalopu1
Top