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post #1 of 8
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I am not much of a suit wearer (due to my current job). But, for some upcoming interviews I need to get some dress shirts. What is a good or appropriate price? I live 20 minutes from Paul Frederick and can easily get shirts from there to my specifications (custom) and they are around $80. Or, their regular shirts are around $55.

I am not really willing to do Jantzen yet. Too much work. I'd like to do it eventually but for now I need something soon and I'd rather have it right the first time.

I'm open to other suggestions.
post #2 of 8
Fredrick sounds fine. I would go with brooks brothers (I wear the slim fit) for basic interviewing dress shirts.

My preference would be for a white shirt with a point collar and button cuffs. Lots of brands, just make sure it fits well under your suit.
post #3 of 8
$80 is a pretty good price for a custom shirt. I've seen PF shirts in thrift stores and they appear to be pretty decent fo the money.
post #4 of 8
If you're interested in mtm shirts, then you should check it out locally, but ordering from Jantzen is not that big of deal.
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Tck13
I am not much of a suit wearer (due to my current job). But, for some upcoming interviews I need to get some dress shirts. What is a good or appropriate price? I live 20 minutes from Paul Frederick and can easily get shirts from there to my specifications (custom) and they are around $80. Or, their regular shirts are around $55.

I am not really willing to do Jantzen yet. Too much work. I'd like to do it eventually but for now I need something soon and I'd rather have it right the first time.

I'm open to other suggestions.


Who would measure you at Paul Fredrick? I assume you live in the Allentown area. I did not think they even had a store. Maybe just some open boxes in the back of the warehouse. Tell me if I am wrong. I am not questioning quality. only that I though they were strictly catalogue/on line.

Carl
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
Who would measure you at Paul Fredrick? I assume you live in the Allentown area. I did not think they even had a store. Maybe just some open boxes in the back of the warehouse. Tell me if I am wrong. I am not questioning quality. only that I though they were strictly catalogue/on line.

Carl

They don't have a store but their main office is in Fleetwood. They do have a warehouse (in which they have great sales) but it isn't a store.

Maybe I wasn't clear about the shirts. It's basically choosing fabric, collars, cuffs, and then, ordering from the catalog (or calling) with one's preferences. I live about 30 mins away so I can just pick them up. It would be an easy exchange if something is wrong.



Now, I am thinking I can get a mtm shirt for about the same price? Is that true? I guess I'd have to go to NYC or Phila.
post #7 of 8
I have several PF shirts from their online store. They also have good sales there too. Although not top notch quality, usually under 30 bucks (on sale) you can get a pretty well made day-to-day shirt. If I was in a bind and couldn't wait for Jantzen, I wouldn't hesitate to go the PF route. BTW, their slim fit plain white shirts are a staple (pre-Jantzen) in my wardrobe. I also have 2 PF shirts from their "custom" program. They're basically the regular shirts with a bit better fabric and some limited customizations (body fit, cuffs, colar, length). Not worth the money at full price, IMO. Better go with Jantzen if you're willing to wait anyway.
post #8 of 8
From what I understand the MTM shirts are made in a different factory then the RTW.

I have not looked at the site in a while so I don't know what the pricing is like.

Carl
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