1) This problem has been nettling me for a few years now. I probably have 25 dress shirts, half of which won't hold starch well and others that are outstanding at staying crisp. There's no rhyme or reason in terms of brand, material, or anything I can detect. I have asked at every single clothing store I've shopped in the last few years how to select such shirts, and I have been told things like "Just get 100% cotton and you're all set" and it simply isn't true. Is it the weave? The thickness? At any rate, I would really appreciate recommendations on where to find such shirts. Getting my hands on 5 white shirts that starch well would probably shut me up for a good while.
2) Another (secondary) thing is that I'm 6'4" and wear 16.5/36, and off-the-shelf shirts usually fit really well in the shoulders but are huge around the waist.
If I could solve both problems with the same shirt, I'd be forever grateful.
Thanks in advance -