Where to find long collar bones?

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  1. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    Hi gents:

    Where can I buy either collar bones in a good stiff PVC or brass at longer than 3 inches? Up to 3 inches is easy to find, i.e. Brooks Bros., etc. but getting them in longer than 3 inches seems to be tricky.
     


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    From the pages of The Chap:
     


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    Stu Senior member

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    Uh, thanks, I think [​IMG]
     


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    I'm not sure where you could find them (or why your shirt has such long points!) but for now, maybe you can just take some plastic packaging and cut a couple out of there?
     


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    PS: Express shirts have really long stays. Not sure how long, but they are reasonably stiff.
     


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    I have seen adjustable collar stays although they were made of 14kt gold.
     


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    The clear metal stays are available in many lengths...
     


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    get the assorted glass vial of stays from Brooks Brothers-- at least 3 different lengths of heavy plastic stays, which won't damage your shirts like the brass ones could possibly do.
     


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    [​IMG] PS: Express shirts have really long stays. Not sure how long, but they are reasonably stiff.
    Get the poor girl a sandwich. Express' stays, at least from their 1MX shirts, are 3" long. The shirts are still trash.
     


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    Ah, Josh5414
    Didn't Josh asked for glass stays once? [​IMG]
     


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    PS: Express shirts have really long stays. Not sure how long, but they are reasonably stiff.



    Speaking of reasonably stiff, er, never mind. [​IMG]
     


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    I have a couple I got on sale for $20 each, and I just use them as casual shirts which seems to be working out fine.
     


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