Trey Parker's suit at the 2011 Tony Awards

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  1. JuanSchwartz87

    JuanSchwartz87 New Member

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    So at the Tony Awards in 2011, South Park & Book of Mormon creator Trey Parker wore a pretty unique-looking suit with a black sequined shirt and some sort of banded, priest-ish collar. I've been looking all over for this thing, but can't seem to find anything like it anywhere. I know a lot of people hate it, but I think it's pretty sweet.


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  2. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    It's a wing collar shirt with the wings unfolded and pressed flat. Sheesh.
     
  3. Holdfast

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    It's a Mandarin collar (or a "stand collar") shirt, paired with a sequined scarf tied as an ascot.

    Re: NORE's post above about it being a wing collar pressed flat (and pending correction of my guess from someone not simply guessing!) I'd actually surmise that wing collars themselves arose due to the older military stand collar being pressed down at the front for more comfort when turning round (remember, in the military, stand collars were often very heavily starched - and sometimes used in conjunction with a stock - to encourage holding one's head up straight).

    You also see this collar style on jackets (sometimes called Nehru collars for the self-explanatory association).
     
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  5. NORE

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    I would have thought a Mandarin collar to have a larger gap and/or rounded/angled edges. I get the "stand collar" approach, tho.
     
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    I still think it's a wing and he's just hiding a hickey or somefing :)
     
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    It looks terrible whatever it is.
     
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    You will note that I made no comment on that aspect... [​IMG]
     
  10. JuanSchwartz87

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    Thanks for the insight, guys!
     
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    Please don't do something like that.

    The world is an ugly enough place as it is.
     
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    It's unusual is what I think it is, definitely not your traditional suit.
     
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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    the tux is a basic notch lapel tux. where the sleeves are too long.

    the shirt is a bit over the top.
    the collar is based on a removable collar.

    . a stiff stand up. i make these regulatory .. for theater productions.

    this collar is the wrong shape for the tips to be turned down.

    sometimes the same shape is made as a soft collar and worn with a jabot.

    A mandarin collar is shorter in height.. and does not button at the collar but on the front of the shirt.
     
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    Never go full retard.
     
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    lol....I was in the middle of responding, when I saw the above post...nothing left to say.
     

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