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

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May I suggest an experiment?

Try putting your shirt on with the gauntlet buttons already fastened. If you can comfortably slip your hands through, you've just proven that gauntlet buttons are completely unnecessary. You could have just ended the gauntlet at the point where the button is. Any gaping would be the same as you would have had if you kept the button and extended length. It would also go to show that you don't need particularly long gauntlets for French cuffs to work.

The only reason would be if you are in the habit of rolling up the sleeves on your French cuffed shirts. Even then, I bet you could do it with the button fastened (or a shorter gauntlet length). I can with mine.
The existence of shirts without gauntlet buttons have already proven that.
 

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


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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You guys don't get it. :(

Let's put it another way: most non-solid, non-blue shirts are hideous. Really awful. And if not intrinsically ugly, they are likely to be very ugly in wear. You guys can toy around with them and enjoy the "experimentation." I will sit back and scowl--in my perfect blue shirt.


But CG liked white shirts and FA liked blue, pink and tan coloured shirts.
 

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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?
Habit. I have always had them and I none of your reasons to not have them matter to me.
 
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You guys don't get it.
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Let's put it another way: most non-solid, non-blue shirts are hideous. Really awful. And if not intrinsically ugly, they are likely to be very ugly in wear. You guys can toy around with them and enjoy the "experimentation." I will sit back and scowl--in my perfect blue shirt.

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?
 

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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?


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

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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?


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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^^


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


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

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

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

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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.
 

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You guys don't get it. :(

Let's put it another way: most non-solid, non-blue shirts are hideous. Really awful. And if not intrinsically ugly, they are likely to be very ugly in wear. You guys can toy around with them and enjoy the "experimentation." I will sit back and scowl--in my perfect blue shirt.


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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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.


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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