Originally Posted by Loathing
Why not? Because anyone that has a suit & tie job can afford to dig a little deeper for a better a shirt, especially if you go the discount route. I just fundamentally disapprove of shirts made to such a low standard.
Such a low standard? A lot of disparaging comments there, but can you actually address what is so poor about these items? yes, they have plastic buttons, and yes the shirts are not pima cotton. That does not make them poor quality. I've had a number of CT shirts for about 2 years in regular use, and they have held up extremely well. They are not super thin, but they are very durable.
Originally Posted by Geezer
Harvie and Hudson give you a lot more shirt, for little more money. Though they are not perfect.
And, if like me you've bought there for years and always from the shop on J Street, when you go in the shop(s), you bump into young Mr Harvie who owns the family business and he says "hello, Mr Geezer, how are you?" and you can chat to him and explain why they are not perfect (and they still cut their bespoke/MTM shirts, at least they say, and I believe them, on the premises) and you can have him have him send a minion into the backroom to see if they have what you want in your size but not yet on the shelf.
Try going into into Lewin's (which at least has some heritage) or CT (which is a made- up posh sounding english name probably loosing money on the Jermyn St store-front to justify the mail-order chain) and doing that with the ignorant gap-year students in ill-fitting TML/CT suits. You just can't. QED.
Listen, I'm looking for a bloody $35 shirt here. The romance of the experience just isn't that important to me on a basic rtw dress shirt.
The end result is that CT shirts, are, for the price, excellent value. If they fit you and you think they look good, you will not go wrong.
I have a few of their suits as well, and I'm happy with them as well...again at the price point.