Thursday, September 1

turn the collar

Great photo right? Turning the collar on a shirt used to be common practice. Unstitch blown out collar, flip it over, restitch. Any right thinking person could/should be able to do this themselves... on a rough work shirt maybe. This first time I took it to a local magician, who turned the collar and went the extra mile with some stitched tape backing on the (now) underside. 10bucks well spent I think; included a heavy starch press. Bingo.




8 comments:

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

VERY well played, Sir. May I link to this?

james at 10engines said...

@YWP please do. got a denim jacket that needs the same treatment too. cant wait to revive it.

Apothecary Fox said...

the epitome of Make Do and Mend. This is awesome.

Anonymous said...

I remember this as a routine practice with my father's shirts. Where in B did you have this done for $10?

james at 10engines said...

@anon Chris Fine. Teele Sq.

F.E. Castleberry said...

This is truly a gem of a practice.

J Henley said...

Is that an Original Oxford? When did you buy/how long have you had it? J Henley

badmomgoodmom said...

Just did this for my husband this morning when he reached for his favorite sportshirt and noticed the fraying.

I would have told him to find his own tailor, then I remembered that California is a community property state.

He's paying me back with dinner and a movie tonight, so a tailor would have been cheaper.