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post #36316 of 46580
I bought $100 worth of socks at Brooks Brothers yesterday.
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Yeah BB shirts are pretty much the only thing I go for these days. Vintage Brooks is where it's at. Today I wore my BB camel topcoat, probably from the 80s. Baller.
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post


Brought my best man there in prep. for my wedding, they took care of us. Nice discount for setting an appointment for a fitting.

 

BB was really mad at the Palmer Square association because they thought they would sell stuff. It's funny because these are grown ass business people and I could have told them that they wouldn't get their money's worth in that spot. 

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Oh, and by the way, I give back twice a month under the column that reads, "Taxes Paid YTD".

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Just looking at my pay stub...39% of my YTD earnings withheld...and I'm not paying my fair share. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Brooks brothers gets the job done for me in terms of dress shirts, but I only shop at the end of the year for the 50% discount. Otherwise they aren't worth the price. I'm pretty sure they raised their prices recently too.

I get the ESF and take them to my tailor.

Non-wrinkle ftw.

Brah, thought I had you hooked up with some sick MTM shirts? confused.gif
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Brah, thought I had you hooked up with some sick MTM shirts? confused.gif

I got a navy blazer (my fucking favorite, seriously), a charcoal suit, and two pairs of pants.

I was gonna spring for some dress shirts but when I asked A.L. if he had any non-iron fabrics, he raised his eyebrow at me. That was the end of the conversation frown.gif.
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Look I prefer the more traditional BB, but I understand that a brand has to evolve to stay alive today and do appreciate mixing traditional with the more tasteful modern. But FFS, could their damn sizing just be somewhat consistent. I know what size I am in a Madison Cut. I shouldn't have to monkey with it at all. I should be able to walk into my tailor give him the out seam length (two inch cuffs of course), adjust the waist on the pants, brace buttons, and tell him 4 and 3/8ths (or what ever it is) on the sleeves from the tip of my thumbs. NO NO NO NO. The rise in the pants are not close to being consistent. And to make matters worse, their pattern adjusting is just absolutely crap. Crap. My guess is that the standard suit is the regent or fitzgerald --- which is adjusted then for the Madison in only chest and waist. The little tweaks that need to be made elsewhere simply are not done. In the last 6 mos I have Madison and sack jackets that fit like Black Fleece. Its clear, the pattern adjuster never accounted for the arm scythe and sleeve circumference on the Madison and those little things. Even the leg circumference is off. I have to buy three different sizes of shirts to account for material and iron/noniron.

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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I got a navy blazer (my fucking favorite, seriously), a charcoal suit, and two pairs of pants.

I was gonna spring for some dress shirts but when I asked A.L. if he had any non-iron fabrics, he raised his eyebrow at me. That was the end of the conversation frown.gif.

"A good shirt without wrinkles is like a diamond without sparkle" is what I believe he told me. Get heavier, textured material and it holds a press better. I've come to terms a long time ago that a $10 Van Heusen will have less wrinkles that a $500 Kabbaz custom.
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Not having wrinkles ever looks weird and sterile and not in a good way like a double-front shirt for black/white tie.

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FWIW, I like the BB non iron. It gets the job done if I pull the shirts out of the wash, run them in the dryer for a few minutes, and then pull out and hang the rest of the way dry.

Not as good as a good ironing, but a hell of a lot faster. I honestly don't notice much of a difference in feel when I am wearing them and they travel well. They aren't overdone...the arms wrinkle as you wear it, the back wrinkles when you sit, and if you are doing something important, you might still want to hit them with an iron.

I'd buy more except I think I need to just go MTM. The extra-slims don't fit in the chest...The slim fit is close enough, but if it doesn't pull in the chest, it is too wide at the waist/too much fabric in the back. If they didn't have a huge center box pleat, I would take the sides in/add back darts, but the box pleat makes that look stupid.
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I've got a few BB non-wrinkles for work travel days but otherwise I deal with the MTM wrinkles.
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I think I have one non-iron shirt. I still iron it because ironing is an addiction.
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I thought the front of my shirt was wrinkled but it was actually my rippling pecs
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

I think I have one non-iron shirt. I still iron it because ironing is an addiction something bitches like me really get into.

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post #36330 of 46580
I once went into an Internet-famous shirt maker to see if I couldn't get some shirts made up to fit my body. When I made my inquiries, he responded by saying "Looks of you, I don't think you can afford my creations. But I'd be happy to sell you some puhnties for your wife can probably afford that."

It was true that I couldn't afford his creations (I was just real-life trolling), but I didn't like the remark about "puhnties" at all.
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