The strap, I think, is to do with the difficulty of getting a tie on a starched collar.
Do you think the same principal applies though? Putting the tie on the collar, before you put it over your head? Or is there some other reason for the straps? They're very interesting little details.
Ah! Very good. Just a quick question - do you wear soft detachable collars for simply stylistic reasons, or is there a practical advantage? I enjoy wearing them myself, but find the extra washing a bit of a chore.
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These arrived today, my first 2 Luxire shirts and I couldn't be more pleased. They were ordered on the 20th Feb and first arrived yesterday but I had to arrange re-delivery. The delivery was by DHL and there were no extra VAT or Customs duties. The white is the dobby cotton the same as one of the ones on ebay. It cost $59.99 or about £35.97 including delivery, that compares to £75 plus £6.95 from the ebay seller. Even if the Luxire shirt had been hit with import charges it would still be significantly less. So unless you are in a desparate hurry get them direct - but join the queue I'm about to order some more!
Fashion / demand. The (think of themselves as) gods that decide what is "in fashion" haven't chosen that collar style, so noone stocks it so noone wants it and vice versa.
Lovely! I will have to get onto ordering some of those when I have the cash. Can they be made with eyelets for a collar bar?
Definitely a good price. FWIW, that's around what the ones Angels Wardrobe Supplies do (and those are button cuff only). Darcy's shirts come in about double that (around £75 inc VAT, as I recall), while the ones Marc was involved with were about equivalent to GBP140, if memory serves. Beautiful, but I jut could not afford to spend that on one shirt. I had the impression Marc was a little disappointed they weren't more popular on the lounge, but I think the price point was a barrier to a lot of us.
Why don't you choose a fabric with more visual interest? Basically everything is more interesting than a solid poplin. How about a self pattern, a dobby, end-on-end? Even an Oxford would be less boring than poplin.
Good call. They have quite a few dobby and end-on-end patterns. I'm sure this is a total newbie question, but are end-on-end and oxford suitable to wear with suits?