The ubiquitous white shirt!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jovan, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    I prefer fused collars to non-fused ones because they look crisper and better in my opinion. Also, I iron my own shirts and find that fused collars are relatively simple to iron while non-fused collars are almost impossible to iron.
     


  2. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    Thanks for the help, Carl. It's great to have people in the industry here. [​IMG]
     


  3. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    Oxford Cloth Button Down?
     


  4. old dover trad

    old dover trad Well-Known Member

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    Oxford Cloth Button Down?

    Yes you are learning! Do you have one? James Bond would do much better in this shirt because the collar would stay down and no fuss.
     


  5. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    I already said I'm not trying to be a Sean Connery (though that would help my budget significantly), but I just like the style of his shirts. White button downs aren't really my cup o' tea, though I've considered getting a check shirt with a button down collar and twin button barrel cuffs... very English.
     


  6. old dover trad

    old dover trad Well-Known Member

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    I already said I'm not trying to be a Sean Connery (though that would help my budget significantly), but I just like the style of his shirts. White button downs aren't really my cup o' tea, though I've considered getting a check shirt with a button down collar and twin button barrel cuffs... very English.


    Please don't get the double buttons Javen. That just isn't the right idea when it comes to a OCBD. This will look out of place please.
     




  7. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Senior member

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    Starch also makes your cuffs and collars cleaner. Regardless, please don't get an OCBD. I don't know why everyone here is obsessed with trad, but you're too young-looking to look natural in that. Unless you're a typical ivy prep than you should shy away. I don't even have more than 3 OCBDs and I go to Princeton! (and I wear the collar unbuttoned, TAKE THAT TRADS!) UDESHI made some shirts like this but they're hella expensive. 125 right now I think.
     


  8. old dover trad

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    Starch also makes your cuffs and collars cleaner. Regardless, please don't get an OCBD. I don't know why everyone here is obsessed with trad, but you're too young-looking to look natural in that. Unless you're a typical ivy prep than you should shy away. I don't even have more than 3 OCBDs and I go to Princeton! (and I wear the collar unbuttoned, TAKE THAT TRADS!) UDESHI made some shirts like this but they're hella expensive. 125 right now I think.

    I am sorry west but I DON'T think this is the right advice. Jevan should get a white OCBD if he wants to and not worry about his age. OCBD is the best option to add early in your wardrobe it gets better in time.

    Jevan please consider my advice.
     


  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Try the Adlai Stevenson by 16sur20. They cut their shirts reasonably slim, use good materials, and have decent workmanship. And with the 25% off coupon, you don't get a much better shirt for $110 or so, unless you are willing to try your luck at sales or Ebay.

    If you want to spend big bucks, Brioni makes the James Bond shirt. French cuffs, Heavy, solid semi-spread collar, terrific middleweight herringbone material. Occasionally, I've seen these on sale at Filene's Basement for $199, and they still go like hotcakes at that price. The current retail on these is $425, I think. However, the shirts made for the American market are made guys who look more like Donald Trump, and less like Pierce Brosnan.

    Personally, my favorite shirts are the stretch poplin barrel cuff model that Prada has been making for years. They have a nice semispread collar, are cut slim enough to wear with jeans, but look great under a sportcoat, and are modern but not outlandish. Purists may scoff, but the cut and material of these stretch shirts are a great part of what made Prada a sensation in the early 90's.
     


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    I thought Bond wore a more spread collar not a semi spread, no?
     


  11. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Senior member

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    You know, I recall Bond wearing a pink tie that was 2 buttons too short in Diamonds are Forever. http://bondmovies.com/stills/daf/37.jpg There we go. Regardless, his shirts are usually full spread, as in the picture.
     


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    LET US NEVER SPEAK OF BOND ILLY AGAIN (Thick German accent) *Nazi Salute*
     


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    old dover trad: I happen to like rounded cuffs with double buttons, as it looks a hell of a lot less boring than the typical single button. Shirtmaven: My "cleaners" are my washing machine's delicate setting and myself. [​IMG] Honestly, I don't think it's worth my time or money to have someone else do something I'm perfectly fine at. Then again, I don't buy expensive shirts either. I'm not a big fan of starch, personally. westside: If I ever see your collar buttons undone in person I'll kill you with my bare hands. I'm definitely no slave to tradition as most people here know but, come on, that just looks sloppy... AND NO STARCH! Back to you, old dover trad!: I'll consider it, but I don't necessarily agree with it. And if I get a button down, it will be be check. Something about those two paired together has a sort of casual elegance to me. You should consider trying to spell the person's name right of whom you're trying to give advice to, by the way.[​IMG] LA Guy: Don't know if you caught on earlier in the thread (and maybe I didn't say much about it) but I'm getting this next shirt from Baron Boutique for $49. They already have my measurements, have done a great job before, and are an inexpensive way for me to go on my budget. jml90: I think you're right. Magnoli's repro of his turnback cuff shirt has this collar. westside again: That wasn't my favourite movie for Bond style at all. :-/ jml90 again: Um, have fun with that.
     


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    How did you get your measurements to Baron? Send them a shirt, do it yourself, or in person? Just curious, probably not going to complicate my life with another shirt option, but education is a continuous process...
     


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