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Wurkin Stiffs - Are you kidding me?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by itsstillmatt, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There is talk about this elsewhere, and I figured I would bring it up here. This has to be the tackiest thing I have ever seen. I mean, if there were ever such thing as the perfect style killer, it would have to be a magnetic contraption to keep your collars in the perfect place. http://www.wurkinstiffs.com/default.aspx
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For the man who also must always wear a perfectly centered dimple.
     
  3. Jumbie

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    There is talk about this elsewhere, and I figured I would bring it up here. This has to be the tackiest thing I have ever seen. I mean, if there were ever such thing as the perfect style killer, it would have to be a magnetic contraption to keep your collars in the perfect place.


    http://www.wurkinstiffs.com/default.aspx

    As someone who owns them, what's so tacky about them?

    Some of us don't have to wear a tie every day (for example, I am doing a Psychiatry rotation at the moment and can not have something around my neck for someone to grab on to) and I do not like button-downs. I'd rather use them than have my collar possibly flopping around. I don't wear them with most shirts as having only the top button undone usually suffices but they come in handy on occasion. Also on more casual outings when I wear an unbuttoned (top two) shirt sans tie e.g. I went to a lounge in NY 2 weekends ago for a friend's birthday. All of my classmates were in jeans while I was in a shirt and dress pants. Throwing a tie in the mix would have been too much for that crowd.
     
  4. Joseph K. Bank

    Joseph K. Bank Senior member

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    I don't have the extra money to try them at the moment but it does seem like an innovation that could be useful in a business environment.
     
  5. mickeymickey

    mickeymickey Well-Known Member

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    I work in a business casual environment and I'm already slightly overdressed wearing suit pants/trousers and a dress shirt. My collars always flop around and get a little sloppy by the end of the day. A tie would be too much at my job. I've really considered getting these but the fact that the magnets are so powerful that they are potentially dangerous has made me avoid purchasing them so far.
     
  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I've really considered getting these but the fact that the magnets are so powerful that they are potentially dangerous has made me avoid purchasing them so far.

    Yes, the danger is quite serious.

    [​IMG]

    - B
     
  7. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    Why not just buy button down shirts?
     
  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why not just buy button down shirts?
    or a staple gun?
     
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    For the man who also must always wear a perfectly centered dimple.
    Two more candidates: 1) The man who believes that the only appropriate shirt to wear without a tie is a buttondown, but wants to bend his own rule. 2) The man who obsesses about getting the perfect roll on his collar. Other than that, I agree. They're the shirt equivalent of body modifications. If you think that your shirts are a temple and that fake boobs are cheating, you won't like these.
     
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    Why not get a shirt with those hidden button down collars (buttons down, but can't see the button). This just seems to me to be obessive compulsively anal retentive. How many times have your collar points actually gotten in your way? Anyone ever have an eye poked out by a flyaway collar (not counting 70's style 6" collars)?
     
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    Depending on the shirt, I'll wear them when I'm wearing an open collar with a sportcoat as they keep the shirt collar from slipping under the coat lapel.
     
  12. Jumbie

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    Why not just buy button down shirts?
    As per above, I do no like them.

    The collar stays are hidden. They are not some kind of accessory being added to my appearance.
     
  13. voxsartoria

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    [​IMG]

    Really, the Würkin Stiffs (TM) magnets are superfluous if one has the right personality, namely, a magnetic one.

    If it's got an umlat, it's got to be good.

    - B
     
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    This just seems to me to be obessive compulsively anal retentive.
    That's hilarious coming from this forum (or someone coming from AAAC which is the inspiration for this thread) where people are obsessive about every little detail of their clothing. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm waiting for the perfecta trifecta package with a pair of wurkenstiffs (R), a tie dimpler (TM) and tie align (R)

    [​IMG] + [​IMG] + [​IMG] = Finally ready to brave the tough world of suits and ties...


    I blame Donnie Deutsch for this stuff
     
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    For the record I made TIEALIGN for restaurant waiters so they dont have to tuck the end of their ties into their pants.



    I'm waiting for the perfecta trifecta package with a pair of wurkenstiffs (R), a tie dimpler (TM) and tie align (R)

    [​IMG] Finally ready to brave the tough world of suits and ties...


    I blame Donnie Deutsch for this stuff
     
  17. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm waiting for the perfecta trifecta package with a pair of wurkenstiffs (R), a tie dimpler (TM) and tie align (R)
    GDL, don't forget

    Shirt garters:

    [​IMG]

    Sock garters:

    [​IMG]

    a belt:

    [​IMG]

    and suspenders:

    [​IMG]

    You can never be over prepared for perfection.
     
  18. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^ the suspender illustration is classic [​IMG]

    I think you'd need a device that keeps the suspenders at a perfect distance from one another. God forgive they would move left or right! Something like a stiff plastic bar that would rest behind the neck. I'm calling Donnie now!
     
  19. dl20

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    There is talk about this elsewhere, and I figured I would bring it up here. This has to be the tackiest thing I have ever seen. I mean, if there were ever such thing as the perfect style killer, it would have to be a magnetic contraption to keep your collars in the perfect place. http://www.wurkinstiffs.com/default.aspx
    As someone else has already asked, what is so tacky about this product?? I can't wear ties both because I work in a psychiatric hospital and because I would be overdressed. Alot of my shirt collars just dont lie the way I would like without magnetic stays. They are completely invisible and work extremely well. As far as their keeping your collar in perfect place, you cant even tell they are in use and are only able to make a collar look as "perfect" as a standard button-down. You should try them before bashing them. I don't really see the need to get all hysterical about it. How about just not buying them? DL
     
  20. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored

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    I am doing a Psychiatry rotation at the moment
    I can't wear ties both because I work in a psychiatric hospital
    Are these specifically marketed to psychiatric institutions?
     

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