Review: Ratio Clothing's new long roll button-down collar

Just received my new OCBD from Ratio Clothing. It has their new unlined, long roll button-down collar (3 1/2" point). Other, less sturdy fabrics will have a soft, thin interlining from what I understand. Currently it's one of their "secret" options but will debut sometime this year. It may even replace the current button-down collar. They added a back collar button at my request. Although they're also capable of locker loops and and a button flap pocket, I abstained from going that far. I may with my next order. Sent measurements of a well fitting shirt so they could replicate the fit, which turned out great.

How is the collar itself? Excellent. Closer to one of the old Troy Guild, Gitman, or other shirtmakers rather than Brook Brothers, but I'm not complaining. Proper Cloth has offered their own long roll button-down, but I think this one beats it in that it has traditional angled corners on the collar band rather than rounded and the fact that it is unlined.

With all these things in mind, there's no excuse for the trads not to give them a try. A steal at $98. Accordingly with the price, the workmanship isn't quite on the level of Mercer & Sons -- there is a split yoke but the placket finishing at the bottom is standard, more loose threads out of the box, etc. Nonetheless, if you want to keep that American factory that makes BB OCBDs alive, this is another way to do it.

DISCLAIMER: Nouveau Vintage received material compensation for this review in the form of a discount. However, every effort has been made to remain objective.


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