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Perhaps there is already a voluminous thread on this. But with all the threads featuring pictures of Cordovan Tassle loafers, odes to the bit loafer, or other favorite trad attire...is there a thread showing a plethora of pictures featuring proper rolls on our various beloved button-down collars? I'd start one, but I'm a bit technically challenged and don't have a digital camera. I remember what could only have been an epiphany showing me my fondness for the trad look back in the '70s--when everyone was wearing hideous polyester shirts and leisure suits. I drove past a bill board advertising for a local politician. It was a close up of him in black and white with a perfectly rolled OCBD and rep tie with a four-in-hand knot. Not being anywhere near a Brooks Bros. or the the like at the time, it took several years to locate an OCBD (Gant) and a visit to a larger city where I happened into a traditional menswear shop and found some OCBD Seros and regimental striped ties. Wore them till I was able to move up to Gitman Bros and BB. One look at the proper collar and tie presentation can indeed change a man for life. At least in the way he dresses!
I would nominate Ralph Fiennes in "Quiz Show" for Best Actor in a Leading Roll and
(and Rob Morrow or Paul Scofield for Best Actor in a Supporting Roll).

 

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This thread gives me the opportunity to ask something I have often wondered:
Simply, Why is a collar roll so desirable on an OCBD?
I know it may be a subjective question, but I am interested in responses.
Here's a quote from Allan Flusser's "Clothes and the Man," I think he has said it all.

The Button-Down Collar

The button-down collar was first introduced in this country by Brooks Brothers, patterned after the polo shirt worn in England. As explained earlier, the collar was originally fastened down in order to prevent flapping in the player's face during a match. This collar, unlike all others, is soft and meant to remain that way. It is without doubt the most comfortable collar and represents nothing less than the American spirit by producing a casual image so in tune with our heritage. It has been popular every decade since the twenties, and since its origins are definitely in sport, it is not considered a particularly dressy collar. Since it never lies exactly the same way, it offers an unpredictable buckling about the neck, thereby reflecting the wearer's individuality. It is a collar long associated with the Ivy League look and is especially complementary to the natural-shoulder suit. It is appropriately worn with tweed sports jackets and women suits. The Brooks Brothers original model remains the best version, for its points are long, permitting a "roll" that changes as the wearer moves. The button-down collar will accommodate a Windsor knot or a four-in-hand, and when worn with a bow tie, it projects the ultimate professorial image.

[Bizarrely, someone seems to have put the entire text of the book online. https://www.throughtherye.com/flusser/ch7part2.htm ]
 

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Main Entry: 3roll Function:noun Date:1688 1 a: a sound produced by rapid strokes on a drum b: a sonorous and often rhythmical flow of speech c: a heavy reverberatory sound <the roll of cannon>2: a rolling movement or an action or process involving such movement <a roll of the dice> <an airplane's takeoff roll>: as a: a swaying movement of the body b: a side-to-side movement (as of a ship or train)
 

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