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Mercurial Menswear

Added Jan 21, 2010

by b-ella

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I wanted to make my boyfriend something for Christmas and I loved this mercury colored grey shirting. It’s very comfortable/casual, but smart enough to wear to work. I think he likes it OK, but doesn’t really dig the collar which, I think, is partly due to some tailoring faux pas as well as the sheer girth of it. I think if I use this pattern again, I might cut the interfacing out of the collar and make it a bit smaller… he’s not really into wearing ties, and it seems to me that this collar is made for ties.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy

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  • Melissa_ann_large

    Feb 3, 2010, 12.26 AMby melissaann-1

    Great styling!

    The color is so perfect for your model. They both look great. I love the backdrop, too, what is it?

    I know it’s hard to tell, but the fabric looks like it’s almost trouser-weight. In that case, you might have been able to do without the interfacing. For shirting fabrics, though, I agree with ttenden, interfacing is best..

  • Fb_large

    Jan 21, 2010, 08.17 PMby ttenden

    Hey, this shirt looks great, i love the color, and it is very well made! A smaller collar will be perfect, but i would leave the interfacing in. Maybe just go to a lighter weight. I have gone without, and it just resulted in a sloppy look.

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