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post #1 of 12
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I've been waiting for this for quite some time. Think it'll be worth it once it's 50% off? I need a well fitting shirt that doesn't require much care for these coming months in college when I won't have so much time to iron.
post #2 of 12
I know CT is something of an unloved stepchild around here, but I think you could do a helluva lot worse for 30 some-odd bucks (with the %50 off.)
post #3 of 12
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Exactly. Plus, I'm not about to pay the prices Brooks Brothers slim fit non irons are even on sale when they're usually in styles I'm not fond of. (Box pleats on a slim shirt... eugh.) I'm also searching around for a slim non iron shirt with button down collar. Anyone that could direct me to a good value will be my hero. I may go ahead on the BB with that if there's nothing else.
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Exactly. Plus, I'm not about to pay the prices Brooks Brothers slim fit non irons are even on sale when they're usually in styles I'm not fond of. (Box pleats on a slim shirt... eugh.) I'm also searching around for a slim non iron shirt with button down collar. Anyone that could direct me to a good value will be my hero. I may go ahead on the BB with that if there's nothing else.


Jos A Bank Travelers are great wrinkle free shirts. They are much better than Brooks Brothers' wrinkle frees. Are you near a Brooks Brothers outlet? Their prices usually aren't that good, but I was at an outlet last week and they had a number of wrinkle frees on sale for $25.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
I know CT is something of an unloved stepchild around here, but I think you could do a helluva lot worse for 30 some-odd bucks (with the %50 off.)

A better analogy I think would be an unacknowledged love-child.

Everyone likes to run CT down in public (and there are some good reasons to do so). But privately, a lot of those people also snap up their stuff (on sale) and wear it.
post #6 of 12
well, for those of us that haven't found the time for Jantzen, i think these shirts will do in a pinch. picked up two of them myself at the last sale. i've always thought the CT shirt fabrics were decent (much more so than comparably priced Polo RL) and the shirts fit a little better than Brooks Brothers non-iron slim fit. definitely worth the price on sale.

and i totally agree with grimslade. people may be doggin' CT, but take a look at the forum and note that CT related threads tend to be long running.

-Jeff
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by JR_Rider
Jos A Bank Travelers are great wrinkle free shirts. They are much better than Brooks Brothers' wrinkle frees. Are you near a Brooks Brothers outlet? Their prices usually aren't that good, but I was at an outlet last week and they had a number of wrinkle frees on sale for $25.
Jos A. Bank Travelers also fit like tents. Note I'm looking for slim fitting shirts. I'm a very slight guy apart from some tone.
post #8 of 12
I bought a couple of CT non-iron shirts at last year's sale, and have been very happy with them. I leave them at work for the days when I cycle in. My only concern is that they do need a little touch-up with the iron, and the sleeve gauntlet is a beast of a mess to lightly iron.
post #9 of 12
I have a couple and they're fine two years later. To me they represented an inexpensive way to ease into English patterns.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Exactly. Plus, I'm not about to pay the prices Brooks Brothers slim fit non irons are even on sale when they're usually in styles I'm not fond of. (Box pleats on a slim shirt... eugh.) I'm also searching around for a slim non iron shirt with button down collar. Anyone that could direct me to a good value will be my hero. I may go ahead on the BB with that if there's nothing else.

Land's End Overstocks.
post #11 of 12
I have a couple. Was wearing one in a recent WAYWT post.

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My only concern is that they do need a little touch-up with the iron, and the sleeve gauntlet is a beast of a mess to lightly iron.

Agreed. They look OK hung dry, but much better with a little ironing. For the finished product, I prefer this over Brooks non-iron's baked look (I have a few Brooks, too, and am not at all unhappy with them, FWIW).
post #12 of 12
FWIW, I have several CT non-iron slim fits and several BB non-iron slim fits. I actually prefer the collar and sleeves of the BB ones. For some reason, the CTs' collars and sleeves still need some ironing, whereas the BB ones seem great right out of the dryer. I prefer the fabrics of the CT shirts, but the collars prevent me from buying any more. When I buy non-iron shirts, I expect there to be no ironing required. Having to iron them, however lightly, defeats the purpose for which I purchased them. Your mileage may vary...
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