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whnay.'s good taste thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. CaymanS

    CaymanS Senior Member

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    Why(?)
     


  2. bourbonbasted

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    I feel it is more or less universal opinion on SF (at least more recently). It's definitely what I prefer (for the reasons I outlined) and I feel like every tailor I've worked with (granted, this is not a huge number) has felt similarly. Perhaps I should watch my generalizations.
     
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  3. gdl203

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    FWIW, I agree completely but there are sections of the population and SFers who argue that point collars have a reason to exist in business wear.
     


  4. in stitches

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    imo, the issue is the shirt. its just a wimpy collar.



    not sure if you are still referring to my collar, but it is actually a spread, not a point. thought it is a rather tiny one.

    as to why i wore it, knowing that it is weak, i was at a funeral, and knew i would be outside, and sweating. didnt want to soil a good shirt.
     


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    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    wrong thread?
     


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    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    no, you didn't?
     


  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    no, i did not soil a good a shirt.
     


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    No that was a general comment.
     


  10. CaymanS

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    I like the all American machined edge (c) Manton. Has a very robust look to it - like a suit you can wear and then pass to your son and then your grandson and it'll still hold up. Far less graceful than an Italian job with pick-stitching by hand but whatever, I dig it.
     


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    My (unresearched) theory the popularity of point collars in the US is that it -- like other fashion trends including the death of the waistcoat -- results from WWII. Point collar shirts were standard issue and worn with the service uniform (military analog to the business suit). The problem is that 2-button business suits don't have the same (very high) buttoning point as the service jacket. If you look at US military uniforms (even today), the collar points are always hidden.

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    However, a quick look through some 1930s Apparel Arts images debunks my theory, as most illustrations show exposed collar points.
     


  12. sugarbutch

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    I don't know if either typifies the cut of the uniform of their respective eras, but the '40s uniform has what looks like a natural shoulder, and Petraeus' shoulders look like he's lining up at nose tackle.
     


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    That's a mighty fancy pocket square the General is wearing, huh?
     


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    Petraeus knows there ain't no way that linebacker is getting past him. As to spread vs. point vs. whatever, I'm a fan of whatever ends up looking appropriate, though generally I tihink spread are more appropriate than point.
     


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    Seriously. TITFD, dude.
     


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