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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by konda View Post

RTW = Ready To Wear. I.E. taken from the rack and put on.
Modern Tailor = makes Made To Measure shirts based on your measurements. They make them in China and ship them to pretty much any country, so even if you are from Syria, you are most likely going to be able to get MT's shirts.
Suit Supply = since you have this in your country, I would go there and try some of their shirts on. Most likely your best bet. Having SS in your country means you are from a developed part of the world and have access to pretty much anything you want to get your hands on.

Will go on Sunday/Monday and post back with the results! I've tried measuring myself, but according to what I got, I'm smaller than the extra small sized shirts at the sites I was linked to. That's odd, as I have wide firm shoulders, in fact a blazer I borrowed from a friend was way too tight for my shoulders, and it was "M" sized ~$150 blazer. It was also a bit too far from my stomach, the sleeves were alright.

Will post back with the results and see if I can get any pics of the shirt to get an opinion. I think I need at least 2 shirts for the beginning, can't go wearing the same clothes day-in-day-out.
post #17 of 23
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Was at Suit Supply today. The receptionist seem to not know much, except that a black belt goes with black shoes. Doesn't even get the concept or a blazer.

Anyway, she measured my neck, said I'm "37." I've also tried a 37 shirt on, it was quite loose on my stomach and there was around 3cm of extra material at my sleeve when I was standing with my hands hanging down. (can get a picture as an example, just ask). The neck was a close fit, I felt the shirt all over my neck, and but it wasn't too tight. The sewings on the shoulders were around where my shoulders end. Need some input on this information.
post #18 of 23
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A new store just opened up here! It's called "Baltman" - any good?
post #19 of 23

I don't understand the reluctance to post what country you're from. There's not shame in being from the Baltics...

 

I know nothing of the brand, but I don't see why the good brands are unavailable where you are. And I don't think you should be looking to spend a significant portion of your monthly budget on a shirt... But that's my opinion.

 

For everyone else, I assume this is the Baltman he is referring to...

 

http://www.baltman.ee/

post #20 of 23
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I don't understand the reluctance to post what country you're from. There's not shame in being from the Baltics...

I know nothing of the brand, but I don't see why the good brands are unavailable where you are. And I don't think you should be looking to spend a significant portion of your monthly budget on a shirt... But that's my opinion.

For everyone else, I assume this is the Baltman he is referring to...

http://www.baltman.ee/

Yes, that is the one.

As for spending a bit more for a shirt... I'm just looking for a comfortable shirt to wear, that's all.
post #21 of 23

Mid-range department store stuff is usually built as well as most brands on your list, at least around here.

 

I don't know why would you want to pay for a brand rather than a garment. Some stuff on your list might be decent, but it probably isn't worth its cost.

post #22 of 23
Highly suggest you order from Boggi Milano. Free shipping now and shirts from 69 Euro (I think there might be some 59 as well). OK cloth, some nice details like side gussets etc, but most importantly (for me anyway), a substantial collar with a pleasing medium spread. The cutaways are very nice as well.
post #23 of 23
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My guess is that higher quality shirts start with $100, so basically I'd have to pay $100 + $40 shipping + customs + postal service, which would total to about $200. That's almost what I get paid a month.

Isn't there another option for Europeans that would result in a decent shirt for a price not flawed by such nonsense?

Not sure what's more difficult to comprehend, the fact that you make $200 a month or your intention to spend half a months salary on a single dress shirt.
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