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Very interesting shirt seen in nyc today

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Phil, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. Phil

    Phil Senior member

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    Saw an odd shirt today, thought you might appreciate it:

    I was walking along 56th and Park this morning and walked past a gentleman in his 40s, looking very well dressed. Tall thin guy, great suit, but what struck me was the shirt. I assume it was MTM, but it was white in the body, but had red gingham collar and french cuffs. Kind of a take off on the colored body, white collar and cuff look. I dont know if I could pull it off, but he looked great.
     


  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I would bet that it was an Etro shirt.
     


  3. Phil

    Phil Senior member

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    i would agree, but it didnt have the exaggerated high and big collar that i associate with etro. maybe all etro shirts arent this way.
     


  4. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    Phil,

    Sounds cool due to the fact that you don' t see them everywhere. I am picturing it in my head and thinking...not too bad. Maybe better as a buttondown casual shirt. Depends on how the rest of Mr. Gingham Collar's ensemble was all put together. Do you recall the details of the suit, tie, shoes, etc? Just curious.
     


  5. Phil

    Phil Senior member

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    he had on a charcoal grey (pinstripe) 3 button, double vented suit. very british cut. i think flat front pants, no cuffs. he looked great, clothing wise. the shirt had a severe spread collar, much like the kind I wear myself, and he had a solid red tie on. no pocket square however. black shoes.
     


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    Define severe...was it a shark fin collar?

    Jon.
     


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    Phil Senior member

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    id say it was the hilditch and key width. i get my shirts from T & A, and when I order them I actually ask for the H&K collar. It was suggested to me by the T&A guy I deal with, which is pretty funny since H&K is their main competition. It wasnt as severe as some of the stuff you see from RL purple label.
     


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    The RLPL stuff is exactly what I was talking about, the so-called "˜Keaton Collar', which is in fact, a shark fin collar. I will agree that the H&K shirts have probably the best spread collar design, size, shape, etc... in RTW shirts in the world.

    Jon.
     


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    Phil Senior member

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    i agree with you about the H& K collar, its perfect, in my estimation. It is very spread, and when you have a tie in there, it has this great slight curve to the collar that I have never seen before. While the shark fin collar is interesting, I dont like how it looks with a tie in there. A four in hand looks skimpy, and I dont like seeing the length of the tie on each side of the knot in that open space. Conversely, the big windsor knot seems to overwhelm the rather short collar points.
     


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