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Need advise on White dress shirts - building wardrobe

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hi,

Im in process of building my wardrobe with well fitted, basics clothes.

Im not rich, so I cant afford the most expensive stuff. My budget is Banana Republic prices and below.

So, I would like to buy a couple white dress shirts, that I can wear to work with dress pants, wear out on date with wife with jeans and blazer. Im looking for specefic brand shirts and links. I have read a lot, but there is so much out there, I dont know what to buy.

What do you guys recommend, for someone just starting to build wardrobe?

This site is very informative and this seems so fun!
post #2 of 17
Lands End is an excellent value. Button down oxfords for tie-less, and you should have something with a point or spread collar to wear with a tie. Trim fit if you're a slimmer guy.
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Sounds good, ok I will checkout their site. You also suggest getting the pointed color from lands end too?
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
BTW thank you very much for info
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
Im 6'0" 183lb and I guess kind of athletic

neck 16
Sleeve 34/35
Chest 41-42
Waist 32.5
Inseam 32
post #6 of 17
Quote:
Im 6'0" 183lb and I guess kind of athletic

neck 16
Sleeve 34/35
Chest 41-42
Waist 32.5
Inseam 32

 

Try TM Lewin slim fit or Charles Tyrwhitt slim fit. They seem to be continuously on sale at the price point you're asking about. You're close to the same measurements as I and those both fit me quite well. If you currently own any Brooks Brothers shirts, you might find http://www.shirtdetective.com/ helpful in comparing fits. Even if you don't, if you can accurately measure an existing shirt you can get an idea how those shirts will fit.

post #7 of 17
I'd go with Brooks Brothers or Charles Tyrwhitt. If BB isn't having a sale on them, just wait, they will. CT always has some sort of deal so don't pay attention to the original prices. Here's CT size 16 white, and I'm guessing you'd be slim fit:
http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-shirts/men's-dress-shirts?q=usddefault|||||||,492,407||16,|34,35,|||||
Either would be a step up from Banana Republic.
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hey thank you so much!!
post #9 of 17
Welcome to SF!

You may want to check out www.bestcustomshirt.com and www.itailor.com. Each provides choices of custom options such as collar style and cuff style, and I believe each is within your budget range. I have had good results with both.
post #10 of 17

With a 32" waist, you would most likely be extra slim fit for Charles Tyrwhitt. I have a 16" neck, 42" chest and 36" waist, and I wear extra slim fit. You might even need additional tailoring.

I would go for the slimmest TM Lewin as well, I believe it is called "fitted"

post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, this seems to be my problem, the waist is slim, so i need to always take shirt to tailor. Ok thanks for advise guys
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

With a 32" waist, you would most likely be extra slim fit for Charles Tyrwhitt. I have a 16" neck, 42" chest and 36" waist, and I wear extra slim fit. You might even need additional tailoring.
I would go for the slimmest TM Lewin as well, I believe it is called "fitted"

Completely agree for Tyrwhitt. Extra slim fit is going to look way better on you than slim fit. Tyrwhitt is also my regular shirt choice for stocking my wardrobe and I think it's one of the better values for the money. It's a lot easier to maintain a 30 shirt wardrobe when 2/3 of your wardrobe can be replaced for around $45 per shirt.

One other point on Tyrwhitt: I'd avoid their non-iron shirts if possible. There's just something a bit off about the fabric. I never felt this way with BB non-iron, even though I prefer regular dress shirts that require ironing, but also never liked the fit in BB.
post #13 of 17

CT is the way to go. Can't beat the price point for the quality you'll get.

post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
You guys Rock this is exactly the info I need, I dont have the money to waste. Ok I will order one or 2 shirts to test, I will keep you guys posted. I will get one button down and one
Non button down shirt
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
Which weave is most popular? I see poplin and 3 other weaves. I will purchased the shirts the next time they have the 39.00 special for one plus tie.

Thanks guys
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