The OneShirt: A Phoenix from the Ashes [4/24/13 UPDATE: A SHIRTMAKER, AN ENGLISHMAN, CHAMBRAY, AND F

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The existence of shirts without gauntlet buttons have already proven that.
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Well, it was already proven to me. I didn't know if it was proven to you.

    If so, why keep requesting buttons on any new shirts (excluding your NSM ones, which you already addressed)? It doesn't help with the gaping any more than a shorter gauntlet would. Aesthetics?
     
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    But CG liked white shirts and FA liked blue, pink and tan coloured shirts.
     


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    Have not read the last few pages, has this thread changed anything that you were thinking of doing in the initial post?
     


  5. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Habit. I have always had them and I none of your reasons to not have them matter to me.
     
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  6. Balfour

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    I have a lot of sympathy for your thinking on the "One" concept, but a blue bengal stripe shirt ugly? Really?

    I forget - do you hold with plain ties?
     


  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I said most non-solid, non-blue shirts are ugly--not all. I very much like bengal stripes.
     


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    It's buried in the OP, but he said that a blue bengal stripe shirt will probably be something he adds to the OneShirt, which would be the main foundation of but not the only shirt in his wardrobe.
     
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  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    No. Is that the only thing that could be of value to you? Whether I am influenced?
     


  10. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Foo is our Socrates. He asks questions only to help us learn what we already know but had forgotten we knew.
     


  11. Balfour

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    Yes, my oversight. Glad to hear it. As it would not be peripheral for me, perhaps I could go "TwoShirt"!
     


  12. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Unless you always wear a tie this is a ridiculously bad option, spread collars suck with anything but the most formal outfits and you have to wear cufflinks all the time, something that is more for special occasions than anything.
     


  13. Balfour

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    nah I think I get it now. to some variety is the spice of life. to others, there is simply optimal and sub-optimal and given your interest in constructing the optimal (for which there can be just one) there will inevitably be more discussion and argument about the nuances. practically though, i still say pick a few different collar/cuff combos and expand the fabric/pattern choices slightly within the light blue spectrum but understand this runs counter to your project.
     


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    I don't know. I hear you and I have a few barrel cuff shirts and one button down collar shirt. For whatever reason, even if they're technically correct with more casual outfits, I almost never reach for them. I just prefer French cuffs to such an extent that I don't enjoy wearing anything else as much. If you wanted to tone down french cuffs a little bit, you could always wear silk knots in lieu of metal cufflinks.
     


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