This will be a long post. I feel the same way as johnnynorman3. Jantzen shirts are about $38 + $5 shipping each. I have only worn Polo, BB, Tyrwhitt shirts and Dunhill sportshirts, so I cannot compare Jantzen with higher quality items. However, I consider Jantzen superior to all of these. I now own 11 Jantzen shirts, with 2 more on the way. I have since sold my Polo and BB shirts on eBay--I'm too happy to get rid of them. The only two downsides of Jantzen that I can think of: (i) depending on your luck, you may end up with average (but still acceptable--at least to me) fabric, (ii) the customer service cannot be compared to high end shops like Bergdorf since they are a small firm. I've said this before, but I'll repeat it for the benefit of FCS. My father and I get our suits and trousers made by a tailor in Asia (no web address, no e-mail address). My father has patronized this tailor before I was born. I like the idea of going to this tailor; he is very pleasant to deal with, and there's lots of snob-appeal about using a tailor your dad has been going to "forever". I had a 3 button suit made in bankers grey from Super 110s Vitale Barberis Canonico, for about $500. He carries Zegna and Loro Piana fabrics as well, which I hope I will be able to afford some day. It is probably a step up from MTM, since he constructed the garment from scratch. Measurements were taken, and then I tried on the suit when it was half-completed, he made some markings, and produced the final garment for me. I've not worn anything better, so I cannot compare. My wool trousers from him range from $25 to $60. His cotton shirts are okay, probably a step down from Jantzen. For Japanese fabrics, the shirts cost $25 each; for Italian fabrics, the shirts cost $90 each. Sometimes, I am tempted to buy off-the-rack shirts. Just yesterday, I had to stop myself from buying some shirts from Brooks Brothers. Their regular shirts, when you combine their Brooks Buys offer and their 25% offer, only work out to $37 each. But I remind myself that those shirts, if bought, will likely sit in the closet. They won't fit me as well, and won't flatter me. The biggest mistake in buying clothing is buying them because they look good instead of because they look good on you. This lesson also applies to garments with excessively busy or bright patterns. Another thing I like about MTM shirts is that one gets to choose from a wide variety of fabrics. Some of the fabrics offered have a very tailored, classic, expensive and gentlemanly look (such as fine pinstripes, checks with just the right colors, etc). The patterend shirts that Gap, Banana Republic and Polo Ralph Lauren sell are just too vulgar--too proletariat--to me. They appeal to individuals who have not understood the principles of understatement, sublety and privacy. Banana Republic shirts in particular beg for attention. One should choose fabrics that can be appreciated time and time again, without losing their allure. FCS, I don't think MTM in Asia are much, much more affordable to the general public. They're certainly more affordable to Americans, but keep in mind that the average monthly income of a college graduate is around $400 in that country. I don't want to be too dramatic, but I think my life has been generally much more pleasant ever since I started wearing MTM garments. I don't look horrible, but I don't have the ideal male body either. I am now more confident, I feel others treat me noticably better, and I am just generally happier. Few people I've met in America wear clothing that fits. Some wear baggy clothing, others wear tight ones to show off their build. I may be tempted to do the latter, on that beautiful day when I get that build.