Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant
Yes, and that's a pretty one, but for office wear, just two colors (like blue on white) would be safer.
Also, Brooks Brothers has a made-to-measure program for dress shirts (and other items), which would produce a better fit than anything mass-made - for over $100.
+1 on the possible made-to-measure ("MTM") suggestion. MTM is a great idea if you're willing to pay a bit more.
The travelling Hong Kong tailors such as Joe Hemrajani with MyTailor can also make a good MTM shirt. It may be worth checking to see if they travel near your area or will be in town. It's best to have a fitting done (If you go into Brooks Brothers for MTM, they will do this as part of the process as will a Hong Kong tailor if you meet in person) but you can always supply your own measurements online with the Hong Kong tailors, get one shirt done and make adjustments until they get it perfect. I suspect that MyTailor will be less expensive than Brooks Brothers MTM based on a few discussions I've had with some people in Brooks Brothers' NY flagship but it can't hurt to get a price quote from Brooks Brothers (I haven't used them personally as I've always felt that CEGO in NYC or MyTailor offered better value so I can't vouch for quality). Perhaps there is a decent local shirtmaker in NC; can't hurt to do a search of StyleForum on that one.
If you go the MTM route, make sure to get shirts with a decent quality cotton. The cheapest MTM options will often involve rather poor quality cloth. The cheapest cloths from MyTailor are pretty bad but once you get to their $80+ range, it gets better.