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post #31 of 59
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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post
BB non-iron are terrible, unless you are considering purchasing mine for sale in B&S. Apparently I got a batch of super soft, totally natural looking ones.

Express shirts look great in the store. When you put it on, the shirt starts getting a bad attitude. When you wash it, it transformers itself into possum carcass.

I have had good luck with PRL custom in Marshall's/TJ Maxx, actually. Otherwise, save the pennies and buy teh goodz.

I like the analogy for Express shirts. And its true, you sometimes do have the bite the proverbial bullet and pay more for more quality.
post #32 of 59
Express shirts fade horribly but only if you get dark colors. I recently tried Charles T and i think i will be buying more shirts from them in the future.

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They are the buy one (for $50.00) and get the 2nd one half off (if you can find a better deal, let me know)..
They usually have coupons offering $25 off $75. I dont think i have ever paid more then $20-25 for their shirts.
post #33 of 59
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How do you get these $25 off $75 coupons for Charles Tyrwhitt? Are the coupons restricted for purchases only in store or only online?
post #34 of 59
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Originally Posted by Dressed2the9s View Post
Hi Achilles, when was the last time you were in college because I had the same experience with Express shirts years ago and stopped buying until recently, I noticed they have changed the quality a bit.

Has anyone had success with Charles Tyrwhitt slim fit french cuff shirts?

Hmmm it was around 6-7 years ago if I remember correctly. Maybe they are better now.
post #35 of 59
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post
When/how?

I got my ESF shirts for $50 a piece and thought it was a great deal!

There are at least a half-dozen ESF shirts on the site right now for $39.75.

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatS...Section_Id=306
post #36 of 59
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Originally Posted by Johdus Fanfoozal View Post
There are at least a half-dozen ESF shirts on the site right now for $39.75.

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatS...Section_Id=306

Thank you!
post #37 of 59
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Originally Posted by Dressed2the9s View Post
EXPRESS (men) have great solid shirts in a variety of colors including you basic financial/corporate job colors (whites, french and light blue, etc). Their 1MX shirts come in Fitted and now extra-slim fit (online offer only). They are the buy one (for $50.00) and get the 2nd one half off (if you can find a better deal, let me know). Its the cheapest slim to extra slim fit shirt I could easly find.

The question I have, is where can you get slim fit French cuff shirts for $50 or less? Also note not all slim fit shirts are built the same. I tried on Banana Republic's slim fit French cuff shirts (in different sizes) and they could have passed for the classic fit shirts because they had way too much room in the waist and back.

Charles Tyrwhitt has more French cuff slim fit shirt options than Thomas Pink (and are cheaper, about $60 US dollars) but there are no Charles Tyrwhitt stores in my state and I'd prefer not to buy on online to "try it out" but I may have to.

I'd be very careful about wearing inexpensive French cuff shirts. There's nothing worse than cheap cuff links. It looks very tacky. If you're at the budget stage of your life, you should try to go with something simpler than trying to look overly fancy.

My .2 cents.
post #38 of 59
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Originally Posted by Chico2007 View Post
If you have a Marshall's or TJMaxx near you they usually have some Ralph Lauren Polo "custom fit" shirts for $34.99. I love them. Slim, but not restrictive. I also bought two Hilfiger Slim Fit dress shirts for $21.99 a piece. They fit me very well. Not top quality, but I like them for everyday "if these get trashed no big deal" action.

I absolutely second this re Polo. However, if you hate the little man on a horse as I do, you'll want to keep your jacket on...
post #39 of 59
^ The Polo non BD custom fits don't have the horseys, for the most part.
post #40 of 59
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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post
^ The Polo non BD custom fits don't have the horseys, for the most part.

You have no idea how excited I am to find these shirts
post #41 of 59
^ Leave the house more frequently.
post #42 of 59
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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post
^ Leave the house more frequently.

But what if I miss something important on SF?
post #43 of 59
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Originally Posted by fa21212 View Post
Can you please give me suggestions or web sites if I want to get slim fit shirts for work (I work in finance in an investment firm) for a reasonable price, hopefully $50 or less per shirt. Slim fit, ready-to-wear shirts have worked well in the past, but open to other suggestions if there are good values in the MTM space. I live in San Francisco and would prefer a retail store to a web site, but willing to go through a web site if they have a favorable return policy. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!

http://www.landsend.com/ : their tailored shirts offer great value for the money (most of them less than $50)
post #44 of 59
Forget slim fit. Wast of time.
Find someone who alters shirts for $10.
Then, you can buy anything on sale, even as low as $15, and it will be a perfect fit.
Better than a $100 OTR shirt, in terms of fit.
post #45 of 59
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post
Forget slim fit. Wast of time.
Find someone who alters shirts for $10.
Then, you can buy anything on sale, even as low as $15, and it will be a perfect fit.
Better than a $100 OTR shirt, in terms of fit.

Absolutely not true. The most important thing in a dress shirt is how the armholes are cut. If they are low to begin with, you can alter the waist all you want, but it will never look or perform well.
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