I really like this shirt. First the design - yes they are apples, and as my D Mike is a huge MAC fan, how does the saying go, I saw this and thought of you.
I used the new collar technique, which I blogged about here. I think this method is now a keeper for me as I believe it gives a much better result.
A subtle difference for this shirt, is the front band which has been made using the black contrasting fabric. I have seen this used for other shirts and like the idea. When the shirt is buttoned you don't really see it, its just the glimpse of black when buttoned, but more so when unbuttoned for a more casual look.
All topstitching has been sewn with black thread, buttons are recycled from one of Mike's old shirts.