Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Cutaway Oxford

We're not even four full days into 2011 and my list of favorite sartorial frivolities for the year ahead is already deeper than I could ever have imagined.  So it goes.  But one item is perched firmly at the pinnacle of said list - the cutaway collar oxford.  I can't think of a more perfect shirt.  Dressed up or dressed down it cannot lose.  With a tie or without a tie it cannot lose.  Are you still with me?  For my money there is not a single shirt that combines more of what I love about both Anglo and Italian style.  American and European influences mesh perfectly together to create a shirt that I could seriously wear seven days a week.  I couldn't find any being sold off the rack so I had the good folks at New England Shirt Company draft me up two slick samples - one in white and one in blue.  To say they did a bang up job would be doing those guys a disservice.  The fit, quality and style are off the charts.  I know this blog isn't really about me per se, but this is gonna be my shirt for 2011.  And beyond.  I'm working on bringing these to ROTM so hopefully it can be yours too if you feel so inclined.


-L.A.S

[Editor's Note: Paul, I see you.  I also really need to snip that thread off my Ovadia & Sons tie.]

35 comments:

  1. this is one bandwagon of which I'll steer clear. do not want.

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  2. Rob- Totally understandable. Cutaway collars are not for everyone. If you don't personally appreciate a little European flair then a button down is definitely a better choice.

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  3. Closed, this collar makes every man look like a fatface.

    Open, this collar makes a man look like he's wearing a woman's blouse.

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  4. I can't wait. I love my spread collars, cutaways just give it that extra je ne sais quoi.

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  5. Dutch Uncle is a fucktard.

    If the points were a little longer that particular spread flatters every face type.

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  6. If ROTM offers this in blue, white, and or grey, I will do the right thing and purchase them all. Thanks for helping us out Lawrence!

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  7. All I can say is, I sure hope they're around $150. It would kill me if they're priced higher.

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  8. What Sangsouvanh said...

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  9. I used to have one of these from Polo in blue. Wore it until it fell apart. A tie kind of worked, but open is when it worked best. Love to get more!

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  10. Anon@ 10:30 - Wharf has their shirts made by New England Shirt Company and their price is $109. So it shouldn't be that bad!

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  11. This is gonna attract too much attention, I'm already almost too hadnsome....I'll stick w/ the basics

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  12. agreed, handsome dudes anonymous.

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  13. I've seen some of you handsome fuckers out and about with your perfect skin, taut bodies and impeccable style.

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  14. I think getting these shirts made is a good idea, particularly if you can get them in under $100. Well, $80, actually...

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  15. The Striking FellowJanuary 5, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    What? Is this because you saw B Cuc wearing one? I thought you were hardcore OCBD? Not sure why so many are on the cutaway express right now.

    I doubt that it's because I'm european but I have atleast a dozen cutaways and only one OCBD, although I like the look I just never felt the urge to buy them

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  16. You should use a full windsor knot instead. It compliments the wide spread of the cut away collar better.

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  17. The Striking Fellow- Cucinelli doesn't have oxford cutaways for sale right now as far as I know, so no.

    Felix- Double four-in-hand is as big as I'll go. Ever.

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  18. Yes! Yes! Yes!
    L.A.S. You are the best. Thats the perfect shirt for me too.
    Now is where can I get them?
    I will stay tuned.

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  19. What is the length of the points on a cutaway?

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  20. Five days into the New Year and still no clean shave Lawrence? For shame, brah.

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  21. The Striking FellowJanuary 5, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    @LAS - I meant why do suddenly like cutaways? Must've been Cuc. and that was meant jokingly. But on a more serious note I would like to know how you DID get to like the cutaway. Must have been a gradual process.

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  22. Johnny Clean Cut- I don't have to shave for work.

    The Striking Fellow- I talked about it here:

    http://sartoriallyinclined.blogspot.com/2010/10/cutaway-collar-sport-shirt.html

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  23. I think it's safe to say one should stay clear of extremes. The cutaway is the opposite extreme of Joe Pesci's collar in Goodfella's ( http://www.bullz-eye.com/entertainers/images/joe_pesci.jpg ).

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  24. "I ain't gotta say much, you already hear it."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ8PpsKFvDk&feature=related

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  25. The bad taste continues in 2011. And I was worried I wouldn't have anyone to make fun of!

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  26. I do feel so inclined. Also, nice Vonnegut reference. I hope you actually read these.

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  27. My favorite shirt collar of all time, for thinner ties I roll with a half-windsy, four in hand everything else.

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  28. I get mine at the black fleece by Brooks brothers and I love it. Such a hardy oxford and the the collar if f-in fly with or without a tie!!!

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  29. I'm very into this, Lawrence. Great idea! This is a bright light in a oft dark and stagnant clothing world. So it goes.

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  30. something i don't currently own that i should. thanks for this

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  31. Wow simple but very unique idea, i mean it really attractive. I am also use to with this specially with sport shirt. Thanks for sharing such a nice post.

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