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Received my first ever shirt from Japan and disappointed to find out that it has a chin strap. It wasn't visible in the picture. I could either return it or take it to a tailor. Can it be removed without destroying the shirt?

 

 

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take it to a tailor - should be simple and not too expensive to change professionally.

just make sure the tailor has the new top stitching start and end under the collar, so that the visible part of the collar stand around the button hole stays clean from overlapping top stitching...

Edited by Foxy2

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Isn't that 'Chip strap' actually a 'throat latch'? - to cover the throat?

Doubt a tailor can fix you wearing that covering your chin - that's on you ;-)

Id just wear it like a normal shirt that covers the neck, and not pull it up on to my chin.

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7 minutes ago, UkeNo said:

Isn't that 'Chip strap' actually a 'throat latch'? - to cover the throat?

Doubt a tailor can fix you wearing that covering your chin - that's on you ;-)

Id just wear it like a normal shirt that covers the neck, and not pull it up on to my chin.

 

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2 hours ago, UkeNo said:

Isn't that 'Chip strap' actually a 'throat latch'? - to cover the throat?

Doubt a tailor can fix you wearing that covering your chin - that's on you ;-)

Id just wear it like a normal shirt that covers the neck, and not pull it up on to my chin.

I'm not sure but I think the strap is modeled after work shirts of the the past, especially for those with wider necks like myself that can't button the top up.  I have a chambray work shirt that has the same strap from Hudson's Hill.

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I suppose the chin tab is for people who wanted to loosen the collar (maybe as they were going to engage in hard work), while still being able to (1) close the collar during work and (2) wear the shirt with a tight collar on less informal occasions...?

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2 hours ago, mlwdp said:

I'm not sure but I think the strap is modeled after work shirts of the the past, especially for those with wider necks like myself that can't button the top up.  I have a chambray work shirt that has the same strap from Hudson's Hill.

This explanation makes sense. 

Also when fastened, less dust or dirt gets down your shirt during different dirty activities (sanding, welding etc.) Just a guess. 

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To me, this is really a useless feature nowadays, it tickles my chin when I walk, and it looks pretty fugly. I feel the same way about the most outlandish worker-inspired pockets designed for pocket watches, cigarette packs, and the like. Keeping those vintage design details for the sake of authenticity when they've lost all usefulness is silly IMHO.

That's one reason why I like the IH workshirts - simple design, big convenient pockets, pen slot, and that's it. (Now, if they could make them a tad less boxy, it would be perfect...)

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Who wants a trade?

 

bought a double never used

 

still raw

 

 

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4 hours ago, edmond said:

Who wants a trade?

 

bought a double never used

 

still raw

 

 

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Sweet Jesus, that is a beautiful material and the white stitching & buttons highlight it perfectly...if it only had a tabbed collar.

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Apologies for the continued double postings.

 

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2 hours ago, Broark said:

If it was a 42 I’d buy it off you Ed. :D

Ok ill check i might have a 42 on the closet

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@edmond I need a 23 in. chest flat across, looks like the chambray comes up to 22.5 in. according to the WH online measurements.

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The 23 for the 42?

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Yup, the same shirt you posted in the denim version comes out to about 23 in. in the chest in size 42.

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Really the 42 is only around 22 1/4 inch 

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Chest is 21 3/4

sleeve at 27

shoulder 19 3/4

back length 31

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Before and after

 

millions of wash

 

 

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Before and after

 

millions of wash

 

 

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