Rated 5 out of 5 by aldesso Classic shirt...why did I wait so long
My old formal shirts were finally starting to show their age. I was debating whether to get a detachable collar but the "practicality" of being able to switch collars got the best of me. I found a place that offered a detachable spread collar to be used for the less formal black tie events.
The quality of the shirt went above and beyond my expectations. Due to the lovely stiff placket, the side chest vent, although not traditional, was a god sent for the first couple of uses in order to secure the studs.
Button tab at bottom made all the difference. No more resetting of the shirt every time you stand up. I love it so much, I'm actually considering adding a similar tab to some of my other dress shirts.
As far as the fit being "too loose", the lighter, looser fabric kept me nice and cool throughout a warm Florida evening.
The detachable collar, although much stiffer than a non detachable one, was actually much more comfortable than a standard shirt's collar. It was floating off of the neck instead of laying against it. The stiffness also allows for a much tighter knot as there is no risk of tightening the collar any further.
I highly recommend it and will enjoy it for years to come.
March 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hinsoni Should have one to wear for that special occasion
Now that's an elegant shirt. Especially having the separate collar. Details are extraordinary. However, could challenge your laundry to replicate how it looked when it came in the long box. Advice: learn to iron.
November 19, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarcV1 Perfect shirt for formal occasions
This is an excellent example of formalwear that is not normally found. The detachable collar fits exactly to size and so far has not shrunk through several washings.
January 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debonair86 Elegance At Its Finest!
This is the finest Full Evening Dress Shirt I have encountered off of the rack. Usually, a shirt of this caliber would fall into the bespoke category. This shirt has a very firm, well-starched collar and it fits quite nicely. The only con would be that, it takes a lot of time to put the shirt on (a valet to help you would be a great asset).
September 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 Good Investment
Years ago, this shirt would have been the backbone of any decent wardrobe. Today, particularly in the United States, it has become virtually impossible to find. Wearers will discover why it was so popular and question why so many of these "soft" shirts proliferate. If the wearer is unhappy with the included collar, I would suggest New and Lingwood models Grafton and Gaylord. Remember, the collar size is 1/2" larger than the band size.
July 31, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by janmarti Really good formal shirt
As a member of both Odd Fellow and Freemason Lodges, I have for several years used white tie formal wear.
The shirt I used previously had a bib in thin material,and a fixed wing collar,making it hard to get that really crisp ,starched appearance.
February 23, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by bankerboy Beautiful shirt, but will test your patience.
When trying this shirt on for the first time, it was difficult for me to work with a detached collar. Finally, after a great deal of frustration, I figured out how it worked. I think it will always take longer to dress with this type shirt as opposed to a conventional tux shirt, but have a classic look.
January 19, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bertel I think I like this shirt, it fits very well, but I have 2 comments. 1) I believe traditional pique bib front shirts require only 2 studs, this shirt requires 3 studs 2) the shirt has a discrete "vent" in the left upper chest to allow you to slip your left hand inside the shirt so you can affix your studs. This is meant to be a convenience, but the vent is a bit new fangled, and would not be seen in authentic traditional bib front shirts.
February 8, 2012