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Thanks for the suggestion!
Going out socially, it is usually nice jeans/shoes, some sort of mix of button down shirt and another layer, or whatever. It looks good and works. But... going to a nice evening event this weekend, and most everybody will have a sport jacket on or wear a suit without a tie. Any pointers on what to pair my business suit with to make it more casual-friendly? I have 3 bespoke suits... light gray, chocolate brown, and dark navy. What shirt / shoe combo would you...
1 1/2 years later, still uncomfortable to walk around with it buttoned. Not sure why. In my head, it feels weird so I think it looks weird.
Thanks for the recommendation in AZ. I'm in L.A., so the Bay Area is a bit far. But, it's good to know there are local specialty cleaners. I'll just have to look for them. Glad to hear there are alternatives.
For most of my professional life, I've worn $300-500 off-the-rack. No issue with taking them to the local dry cleaner. In the last year, I've started upgrading my wardrobe and spending a bit more money on my shirts and suits. Now, I am worried about the cleaning process. I am about to acquire my third bespoke suit, and at $2000 a pop, I am re-thinking the dry cleaners. Seeing them throw a bunch of suits in a big machine getting agitated and thrown around doesn't make...
I usually wear an undershirt below my dress shirt. When taking measurements for a MTM shirt, should I wear both the undershirt and dress shirt, or no shirt at all? I'm thinking a shirt or any fabric may skew the length of the yoke or armhole... or some other measurement. Thoughts? Thanks!
Thanks for suggesting Luxire. I'm going to roll the dice with them.
Thanks for the heads up on these various retailers. My budget, however, is around the price point I stated before. ~$70 after alterations. Van Heusen...Beene... those are cheap and what I wore when I couldn't afford much else. Ross and Marshalls always had those shirts at about $10 each. I am able to enjoy slightly nicer shirts, now. John W. Nordstrom, Boss, BB, etc. Definitely a step up. That is why I asked if these $50-60 M2M shirts are of comparable quality, or...
If comparing a Brooks Brothers/David Donahue/Boss/John W. Nordstrom dress shirt to a $50-70 MTM (100% cotton... not poly blend) dress shirt, which would you consider "better"? My predicament is this... I currently buy OTR better-than-average brands and have them tailored. Darts... not expensive tailoring. I'm wondering if I can enjoy equivalent fabric quality and better fit from our usual online, MTM tailors. Do the $50-70 MTM shirts have the quality of a Van...
Upgrading my wardrobe from Alfani, Geoffrey Beene, etc..... to.... nicer clothing. I live in Southern CA, and it tends to be warm year-round. Thicker shirts plus a suit... unpleasant. After quite a bit reading on the forums here, I've learned that TM Lewin and Charles Tyrwhitt are well respected brands that people usually recommend. While I'm sure they are well-made shirts and of nice fabric, I read they're heavier/thicker shirts. Similar to a Faconnable or BB. If...
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