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collar stays for the prepared gentleman

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by jehan60188, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Plan B

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    Great for the novelty. Price puts it out of reach however.
     
  2. Westerdutch

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    Why is everybody so hard on the price? I have a couple of suits so i needed some nice stays (those plastic things are just for packaging) and trust me, even the simplest silver stays are around or over $30! Now if you don't really use or need them sure, its a lot of money but if you do and you take in account the price of a complete suit (incl acc like belt, cufflikgs, tie clip) or even just a good tailored shirt its not bad at all, esp since shipping in the US is free!
     
  3. houdini28

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    I simply wonder how well it will do any of the functions - including being a collar stay. Several years ago I purchased several metal collar stays for 15 dollars at a local men's clothing store. They have worked very well, they are elegant (for something which won't be seen), and they are cheap. None the less, I think the multifunction collar stays are a cool idea, but they simply don't fit my needs.
     
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    Should the forum carry these?
     
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    My two cents (and worth every penny!):

    - Good percentage of folks commenting here perceive cost to be too high. If same percent of all forum members agree (I know, unscientific), pool of prospective buyers shrinks.
    - Would likely buyers be restricted to those who wear 'business shirts' requiring stays for jobs, so not every forum member would be prospective buyer? Even at that, I wore suit/shirt/tie every working day for 35 years, and many shirts didn't require separate stays, e.g. button-down shirts had none; many others had permanent stays sewn into collar.
    - Might assume these would be a one-time purchase for those who did buy (except maybe as gifts for others). Compare that to knives, flashlights, batteries and other EDC goodies.
     
  6. modernbeat

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    The price isn't offputting, but the fact they are metal is a no-go for me. Metal stays tend to wear out collars much faster than cheapo plastic stays.
     
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    And at the
     
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  9. Westerdutch

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    I hate to be the one that tells you this, but money-fist cufflinks come as packaging material on proper shirts to keep the sleeves in form. A bit like the plastic stays....
     
  10. spookysco

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    That may be but they're also for sale at the site listed above.
     
  11. Accessory Man

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    Sorry to pull this thread up from the archives but I just discovered these.... I would think someone could make these relatively cheap locally, although I have never worked with titanium.
     
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    I don't think they'd move. Expensive, and I think a lot of members here no longer wear expensive dress shirts even to work (I'm one of them, I work at home), or never did.

    What about a belt with a buckle that's a flat multi-tool or edge?

    I once bought a magnesium card (or was it titanium?) with one edge chisel-ground sharp, fits in a waxed paper slipcase, size of a credit card, non-magnetic, discreet. Last ditch use. Affordable, neat, easy to carry. Rothrandir could machine them perhaps. Stamp an EDCF logo. Cool item?
     
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    before getting laid off, I wore collared shirts for years for work, I wouldnt dare purchase something like this, too much effort to get them out, could use so many other tools to do the same job
     
  14. Accessory Man

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    I don't wear "dress" shirts either, but I do wear a collared button down shirt everyday. Seems to me this is more of a back up tool. I would like something cheap enough to sew in every shirt this way when the S>H>T>F> and I have nothing, I have something. This seems to me like something that could be very useful in that situation. A belt variation tool could be a good idea too. maybe a metal tool mounted in boot laces? I am thinking like an EXTREME back up, like when you have been relieved of your gear. Something that would stand up to a search. They mentioned on the website something about these being used by SERE specialist... any ideas?
     
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    I dont think there is or ever will be a S H T F situation where you really need a bottle opener and are only wearing a collared shirt.
    Nah, I think its a silly product, it'd be one thing if it were just some Ti stays, but to have the extra crap on them makes it so silly to me.
     
  16. Accessory Man

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    I agree about the bottle opener, but I am all for random peices of titanium, or steel concealed cleverly just in case :)