Monday, November 26, 2018

New Shirt, Old Tie

Photo by Salt Water New England

New Mercer Shirt (Blue Pima Oxford) <www.mercerandsons.com/>, Old (1990) J. Press Tie

15 comments:

  1. Great BD collar. But why are Mercer shirts that baggy?

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    1. Baggy is better if you want the traditional Brooksy look. GLH

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    2. To be fair, that shirt looks loose by at least an inch or perhaps two.

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    3. So you can work in it all day, live in it, without it pulling and restricting your movement. Same with Brooks sack suits. You can live in them and move in them all day and into the night. Since there is enough fabric that you don't stretch it when you move, when you stand up it doesn't look all bagged out.

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  2. The roll doesn't look quite right.

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  3. ^ They are supposed to be that way. That is the traditional look.

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  4. It appears this shirt is straight from the bag. That may add to the baggy look. I always have them laundered before a first wearing.

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  5. That blue oxford is the finest shirt I own The photo doesn't do it justice however. The fabric is heavy and perfect. As for the sizing it isn't supposed to be "tapered" and is extremely comfortable and stays tucked in.

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  6. Mercer makes very fine, long lasting shirts. My only complaint about them is the ordering system. Don't understand why the website can not be upgraded to enter the sizing requirements and pay securely by credit card or a third party such as Paypal or Stripe. Although they are more expensive, I also highly recommend Emma Willis for made to order shirts. They have an easy to navigate website (and Americans ordering on line are not subjected to the Value Added Tax). The quality of their shirts and customer service is excellent. For visitors to London, the Emma Willis flagship store on Jermyn Street is a gem. She is also a generous supporter of causes benefiting injured British military veterans returning to civilian life.

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  7. This picture is actually perfect; it does complete justice to the shirt, which is supposed to look exactly as it does. If there was ever a SWNE post that didn't require reader annotation, it's this one.

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  8. I own a tie very similar to that one, albeit a thinner gold stripe between the red and blue, that is also from J. Press. I would love to see more pictures with ties, muffy!

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  9. My shirts have fit that way for the last 40 years.

    David J. Cooper

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