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Noob in need - help with casual button ups

post #1 of 12
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I'm looking for a casual button up shirt that is of a solid color, or with minor stripes, and slim fitting. Something that I can wear untucked and with the sleeves rolled up. Typical college student look. Only shirts I can find all have some type of pattern, like plaid or checkered. Finding things in Montana is somewhat difficult, gotta come to the interwebs. Hoping someone on here knows what I'm talking about.

Something like this maybe- mqc3202wtblst4.jpg

If anyone could suggest something, or is selling, that'd be great. Thanks.
post #2 of 12
Definitely do a bit more research around these parts. For now, check out Gitman Vintage and Steven Alan. If your a college student on a limited budget like most are, look at RL Rugby and J. Crew.
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Definitely do a bit more research around these parts. For now, check out Gitman Vintage and Steven Alan. If your a college student on a limited budget like most are, look at RL Rugby and J. Crew.

J.Crew Slim fit is a good way to go on a limited budget. Epaulet, Gitman Vintage, Wolf Vs. Goat are better options in the ~ 150 price range.
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post #4 of 12
what would be a step down from j.crew? at $60+ per shirt i'm not sure that would be in the average college student's budget.
post #5 of 12
do they have j crew outlets in Montana? I just picked up some nice slim fit shirts there. Three slightly different cuts but all slim fit (one was sun something oxford) ranged from $35-40.
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do they have j crew outlets in Montana? I just picked up some nice slim fit shirts there. Three slightly different cuts but all slim fit (one was sun something oxford) ranged from $35-40.

Do they say slim fit on them? I didn't know there outlets carried that line.
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post #7 of 12
I'm a college guy who enjoys the ol' casual button-up. There were some decent american apparel ones available for a while, but they might have changed it up (overpriced, sure, but you don't need to buy many -- just a few that look good). You might have some luck at the gap, but it depends.
post #8 of 12
I was chatting to the manager about it, two of the types were definitely slim fit. I can post the numbers of the three types I got if you want. One type was the unwashed oxford (it wasn't slim fit but it worked for me) = Style # 37804. Then the Washed Slim BD shirt was 49208. The Workshirt was 41058.

I'm 5'10' 140, Chest 38-39. Even if you are smaller, all these shirts were available in XS...in fact, they'd be easier to find. At my outlet, the smalls always go first.....gotta beat out the other SFers icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #9 of 12
I believe slim fit j crew outlet shirts say "tailored fit."
post #10 of 12
I worked at both a J. Crew retail and outlet store. When I was there, we didn't have a real slim fit at the outlet, I don't know if they introduced one within the last two months. We had a "tailored fit" which corresponds to the retail's regular "tailored" fit. They used to call the regular fit in the retail store "the tailored fit" till they came out slim fits last year. However, I found from experience that the outlet shirts shrink a bit more and thus become more fitted than the regular shirts from retail.

The outlets used to carry a good number of mainline retail overstock, but recently all but stopped carrying it because they notice it hurt retail sales due people catching on and searching just for heavily discounted overstock at the outlet (think $10.00 for a button down), which actually ends up being cheaper than the outlet quality clothing.

Also, I would go check a retail store before an outlet. My retail store had an extra 40% off sale items AND they temporarily changed their college discount and allowed me to stack that as well (15%). Shirts ended up being about $10-$15.00 and t-shirts were like $5-$7. So I would recommend just waiting till the end of the season sales if you could and just stock up

The B&S forums here can also be a good way to find new or gently used stuff at a similar price point.
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http://www.wolfvsgoat.com/store/shirts?SID=dc2d8491f0e9eaff29a24ce76d88d625
Lots of shirts on sale right now for $65, which is a steal for these. Think they will add more stock to website today or tomorrow as well.
post #12 of 12
Uniqlo.
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