The OCBD collar roll thread

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  1. Manton

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    The CEGO buttondown is quite good, authentic roll. Mine are made in a NJ factory. Carl has lots of maker options so I don't know that they are equally good. Geneva--great as they are--haven't got the BD quite right for me.

    Mercer's collar is very, very good but the shirt overall is inferior to Carl's and costs more once I get all the extra fit adjustments.
     
  2. Wes Bourne

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    working on it along with a regular version. Regular no pocket, popover one with buttonned flap pocket.

    Exact neck and sleeve sizes or sport shirt sizing?
     
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    It's a throwback to the original design of the Brooks polo, which was something that we would call a "popover" these days. Sometime in the 1940s, I think, Jack Wood ordered that the OCBD be converted to a "coat front" for marketing and sales reasons, their term for a shirt that opened all the way to the hem. For awhile, they kept the placket at the same termination point, which is what you see in BBC's number. Later on, the placket was extended to what we're used to today except in the Black Fleece revival version.

    Wood himself never liked the coat front, noting that it made him feel "naked."


    - B


    Exactly right - great stuff, Vox. I'm still in the hunt for one of the true vintage BB popovers.

    Very cool BBC, is the hardware all original?

    As far as the seller could verify everything is original.

    Thanks for the info, B. I used to wear popover shirts all the time in high school. But, I'd only seen them in short sleeve sport shirt versions (madras, seersucker). A long sleeve dress shirt popover would be kinda cool.

    There's a couple dress shirt popovers around - I thought Hamilton 1883 did one, but I can't seem to find the picture right now (and maybe I'm just thinking of their s/s popovers).

    working on it along with a regular version. Regular no pocket, popover one with buttonned flap pocket.

    This would be great - we need a steady supply of dress shirt popovers and one with a flap pocket would be even better.
     
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    in the beginning, 14.5/32 for all you little dudes, depending on how it goes, may expand sizing.

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    working on it along with a regular version. Regular no pocket, popover one with buttonned flap pocket.

    nice.
     
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    working on it along with a regular version. Regular no pocket, popover one with buttonned flap pocket.

    Are these to be paired w/ the ghurka shorts?

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    Are these to be paired w/ the ghurka shorts?

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    no ghurka shorts, put the kabosh on that,


    Please stay on topic, this is about collar roll. My collar will be unfused, very lightly lined (as will the cuffs) and will roll like a ball.
     
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    Please stay on topic, this is about collar roll. My collar will be unfused, very lightly lined (as will the cuffs) and will roll like a ball.

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    Does a BD collar really need lining? Mine don't have them, at least some of them don't. The bands all do, though.
     
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    nice


    Does a BD collar really need lining? Mine don't have them, at least some of them don't. The bands all do, though.

    yeah, I meant the band, the bottom half of the collar.
     
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    Ed, will your collars be wide spread Italian style or American BB style?
     
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    There's a couple dress shirt popovers around - I thought Hamilton 1883 did one, but I can't seem to find the picture right now (and maybe I'm just thinking of their s/s popovers).

    A "pullover" four button front is one of Mercer's MTO options.


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