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Poll Results: How many white dress shirts do you own?

 
  • 4% (6)
    0
  • 22% (30)
    1-2
  • 44% (60)
    3-5
  • 29% (40)
    6+
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post #31 of 45
7

3 Modern Tailor
1 Boden (my new MTM maker in Chile)
3 misc. daffy's brands

out of which 2 are tuxedo shirts
post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

Jesus - what in the world do you people do with all those white shirts? I have one from Geneva, and I wear it perhaps once every 8-10 weeks.

That being said, I have 8 plain light-blue shirts in various collar and cuff configs.

I like white more than light blue, think it's a bit more versatile. some days i feel like light blue has an office-ish stigma to it.
post #33 of 45
2 WW Chan, spread collar, french cuff with different textures
one WW Chan pleated formal shirt with spread collar
one WW Chan linen shirt with spread collar (I guess you might debate this isn't a dress shirt, but the same could be said of OCBDs)
2 BB MTM broadcloth with buttondown collars
one LE OCBD
one LE herringbone texture with buttondown collar

Among my casual shirts, I have at least 4 white shirts with different textures. I love textured shirts and white emphasizes the texture.


There is a story associated with my MTM Brooks Brothers shirts and why I got them for free:

One day I noticed a suspicious charge by Brooks on my credit card and tracked the charge to a Dallas store where I had ordered several MTM shirts before. When I called the SA, he told me that Mrs. thinman had come in and ordered 2 white MTM shirts and wanted them to be a surprise. Since I was the only "thinman" he does business with, he assumed that my wife was ordering a surprise birthday gift for me. When I told him that I was not married, I seriously doubted that my ex-wife would ever want to order me a birthday gift, and I asked why he had kept my CC number on file, he was mortified. So he gave me the shirts at no charge and also sent me a $50 gift card. Although the shirts are very plain, they are some of my favorites, and I've never found the mysterious Mrs. thinman to thank her for ordering me the shirts.
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by CYstyle View Post

I like white more than light blue, think it's a bit more versatile. some days i feel like light blue has an office-ish stigma to it.

Personally I feel that the other way around, white feels more like a uniform and light blue feels more versatile as I can also wear it more casual. I imagine white is more versatile if you just look at combining it with jackets and ties though.
post #35 of 45
Thread Starter 
It's amazing how many of y'all own BB shirts. Whats the deal?
post #36 of 45
1 white bespoke.

Could use more though!
post #37 of 45
Ten, but I wear dress shirts every day. Not an outstanding assortment either:

Two bespoke OCBD's, one herringbone, one with a weave whose name escapes me at the moment.
Two bespoke with french cuffs, both with weaves I forget,
One J. Crew point collar (wrinkles when stared at, but fits me well)
Two french cuff Roundtree & Yorke (Dillards store brand)
One slim-fit Roundtree & Yorke (and by "slim-fit" they mean it would fit an average-size man)
and my two favorite, best fitting shirts.....
Two Chaps slim-fit non-iron spread collar I bought at Kohl's for $20.00 apiece peepwall[1].gif
post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post

It's amazing how many of y'all own BB shirts. Whats the deal?

The deal is the MIA extra-slim fit all-cotton dress shirt. All their others shirts are junk.
post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

Two bespoke OCBD's, one herringbone, one with a weave whose name escapes me at the moment.

Those may have button down collars, but they're not OCBDs. That stands for Oxford Cloth Button-Down, and since yours are not made of oxford cloth, they don't qualify. biggrin.gif

Oxford cloth is a plain basketweave, meaning two threads over two threads under at right angles. If you change the weave, it's no longer oxford cloth.
post #40 of 45
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post

It's amazing how many of y'all own BB shirts. Whats the deal?

The deal is the MIA extra-slim fit all-cotton dress shirt. All their others shirts are junk.
Where do you find Made in America ones for under $80? I only see made in malaysia
post #41 of 45
Honestly, about 80% of my dress shirts are white. There's a mix of plain white, oxford cloth, & tone-on-tone stripes. Some with barrel cuffs, some with French. My favourite cuff style is the mitred/angle-cut French cuff. All of the shirts have spread collars, as I don't like point or button-down collars. And whenever possible, I try to buy shirts without a chest pocket.
post #42 of 45

I suspect I have close to 20...at my last job we HAD to wear a solid white point collar shirt, with a white undershirt underneath, so I have oodles of them.  Some are just about kaput, and should probably get pitched.  The company bought us 2 cheap Van Heusen broadcloth 60/40 blend shirts a couple of times a year, so some of them were nasty even when they were new.  Now I can get away with pale blue or a muted stripe, so I studiously avoid wearing white.

post #43 of 45

^ Did you get teleported to IBM in the 60s?

post #44 of 45
I have 6 white OTR shirts in various makes (Canali, Zegna, BOSS, etc). As I have fair or pale skin I wear them in the warmer months when I can have more colour on my face from the sun.
post #45 of 45
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

^ Did you get teleported to IBM in the 60s?



No such luck, some companies in the funeral and cemetery trade can be extremely conservative.  I wore merlot-colored shoes once and was told to come back when I had proper black lace-ups on...

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