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post #16 of 24
I agree that you could do well at Brooks Brothers. My preference is for shirts that do not have the logo on them. While my favorite shirts from them are the OCBDs that Sander referenced, it sounds like you are looking for lighter-weight shirts.

If the fabric is less formal, like oxford, chambray or linen, then solids are good for casual or "business casual": light blue (especially ), pink, ecru, white, really any light color. I feel like solid colored poplin/broadcloth works better for true "business attire" shirts. These are a cheaper alternative, if they fit.

After you have several solids, I would prefer checks over stripes (which, again, seem more "business attire" to me).

If they fit you, I think the Black Fleece shirts are even better than the regular Brooks. I think they'll put their spring shirts out in the next few weeks. They're also more expensive

The only downside to linen is that it will wrinkle, but that's also its charm.

For belts, I think Equus Leather (whose owner is a member here) is a good choice for casual belts.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by asturiano View Post

where do you buy Brooks Brothers and Alden in Dubai?


They have brooks brothers at Harvey Nichols dubai store in the dubai mall

post #18 of 24
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I agree that you could do well at Brooks Brothers. My preference is for shirts that do not have the logo on them. While my favorite shirts from them are the OCBDs that Sander referenced, it sounds like you are looking for lighter-weight shirts.
If the fabric is less formal, like oxford, chambray or linen, then solids are good for casual or "business casual": light blue (especially ), pink, ecru, white, really any light color. I feel like solid colored poplin/broadcloth works better for true "business attire" shirts. These are a cheaper alternative, if they fit.
After you have several solids, I would prefer checks over stripes (which, again, seem more "business attire" to me).
If they fit you, I think the Black Fleece shirts are even better than the regular Brooks. I think they'll put their spring shirts out in the next few weeks. They're also more expensive
The only downside to linen is that it will wrinkle, but that's also its charm.
For belts, I think Equus Leather (whose owner is a member here) is a good choice for casual belts.


Thanks!  a little over my budget if I buy several shirts.  Hopefully a sale comes soon!

 

post #19 of 24
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They have brooks brothers at Harvey Nichols dubai store in the dubai mall

Thank you. Although I think you mean Mall of the Emirates. I would avoid Harvey Nicols as prices are 2 or 3 times more than USA. Why don't you have a couple of shirts made by one of the local tailors? Buy the fabric in Deepaks or Rivoli (Alumo.) and have them made for USD20-25 per shirt.
post #20 of 24
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Thank you. Although I think you mean Mall of the Emirates. I would avoid Harvey Nicols as prices are 2 or 3 times more than USA. Why don't you have a couple of shirts made by one of the local tailors? Buy the fabric in Deepaks or Rivoli (Alumo.) and have them made for USD20-25 per shirt.


Modern tailor will ship worldwide.  do you think their quality is as good as brooks brothers?

 

I really like this material : http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=404&Parent_id=1054&Product_Id=1403481&default_color=Light-blue&cmp=AFC_CJ_VigLink_Brooks+Brothers+Product+Catalog

 

which material in moderntailor will match this fabric look and quality?

 

and my last question.  I prefer to always roll up my sleeves.  Is this ok or are these better without rolling up sleeves?

 

post #21 of 24
Sorry, I have not experience with neither Brooks Brothers nor Modern Taylor, but I would insist in my previous point since you are in a place that it is surrounded by tailors (maybe not so good but I think that as good as an online tailor can be and cheaper than Harvey Nicols Dubai) why don't you try with one?

In Shouk Al Bahar there is Ascott and Chapels there is/was an offer for 3 shirts for AED 750. This is USD 80 per shirt.

Regarding rolling up the sleeves, I don't know why you can't roll them up on the model on the link
post #22 of 24

your choice (chinos and chukka boots) is fine for casual wear especially in humid weather as dubai.

post #23 of 24

I'm into chukka boots but not so much the chinos.

post #24 of 24
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your choice (chinos and chukka boots) is fine for casual wear especially in humid weather as dubai.


Wear really comfortable clothing and boots there. I visited a friend there last year and it was scorching.

 

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