how to stiffen collars?

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how to stiffen collars?

Postby darkstar » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:15 am

I own a Belstaff Six Days Blouson wax cotton with corduroy lining the collar.

anyone know how i can stiffen the collar? like the leather Cougar in Wanted?

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Postby Arethusa » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:32 pm

I guess you could take it to a tailor and ask for some stiff interfacing to be put in. Probably more expensive than it's worth, but it's an option.

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Postby superDrool » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:56 pm

Arethusa is right. The only way to stiffen(make rigid) a collar is is by a thin sheet of plastic, cardboard or whatever to support the inside of said collar,almost like the rigid collar of a dress shirt. To do that, is alot easier said then done. If you try to ask a tailor or cobbler that, then may hesitate due to time and effort put forth. They may ask for extra payment as a seam to the collar may need to be ripped open and repaired, depending on initial construction, if the top and bottom piece of the collar had been glued together prior to being stitched, then you are NOW talking removal of the entire collar. possibly even the liner, seeing as all the stitching is on the inside. Whew...not so easy, huh?
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Postby h8ter18 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:47 pm

you could show it some nudie mags? :shock:

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Postby superDrool » Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:29 pm

:lol: Too, good h8ter! :wink:
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Postby jbuckley » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:04 pm

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Postby darkstar » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:57 pm

hahaha. thanks for the advice people

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Postby Arethusa » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:14 pm

superDrool wrote:Arethusa is right. The only way to stiffen(make rigid) a collar is is by a thin sheet of plastic, cardboard or whatever to support the inside of said collar,almost like the rigid collar of a dress shirt. To do that, is alot easier said then done. If you try to ask a tailor or cobbler that, then may hesitate due to time and effort put forth. They may ask for extra payment as a seam to the collar may need to be ripped open and repaired, depending on initial construction, if the top and bottom piece of the collar had been glued together prior to being stitched, then you are NOW talking removal of the entire collar. possibly even the liner, seeing as all the stitching is on the inside. Whew...not so easy, huh?

Mostly true, but you don't need plastic or cardboard. Canvas interfacing is specifically made for this, and any good tailor (ie not just the alterations person at your dry cleaner) will have some.

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Postby superDrool » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:05 am

I've never heard of canvas being used. That has to be some thick or stiff canvas to stand up/stiffen 2 layers of leather.
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Postby xOUTLAWx » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:09 pm

superDrool wrote::lol: Too, good h8ter! :wink:
Where's the ROFL emoticon? I needed that one.


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Postby superDrool » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:12 pm

Sweet. I have two now, a family of psychotic smilies.

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