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post #61 of 112
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
eh, the materials arent *that* great, not that they're bad, but I think it's hard to justify you're getting some high end shirtings. Shirts are oxford cloth, which can only get <so> luxe. The buttons are MoP but you can find that on $40 Jantzen shirts.

I love BoO shirts, but it's hard to justify their full retail

i agree it's hard to justify their full retail...not saying i think their retail prices represent the best value out there for button up shirts. but then again, so many things ppl on this forum buy don't represent the best value. out of all the button ups ive tried on, from mall brands like j.crew to more high end labels, BoO combines the one of the best combos of fit, style and materials, imho....and so i'll pay retail for it if i really really like the particular shirt, because from what i see and have access to, there truly is nothing that is the equal of that particular shirt. of course, i've never had experience w/ jantzen and maybe they can construct the same thing, so apologies for my potential ignorance.

i still buy other cheaper button ups....no way can i afford to have a closet full of BoO shirts. didn't wanna sound like a snob who schoffs at shirts that cost less than BoO
post #62 of 112
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Originally Posted by Leonard Leroy View Post
I have a thing for buying clothes made in USA, Japan, France, England, blah blah BoO retail is kind of too much for me, if i'm trying to build a good wardrobe. Anyone have recommendations for brands that provide a good shirt that could be tailored to my needs at a reasonable price, and isn't made in China or Macao or anything? And what exactly is a good tailor capable of? I figure the shoulders must fit perfectly first and foremost before anything can be done. I've done so much work into making my casual wardrobe classy, I haven't delved into the actual classy stuff. I'm NYC based, so throw stores at me, and tailors if you guys can, thanks.
Most of my dress shirts are from Zara's higher end Zara Man line with the black label, tailored down to BoO specs. Most tailors I've been to can't seem to slim down sleeves all that well. Zara's sleeve width is similar. Though unlike their casual shirts, the body on their dress shirts is a bigger. They have some good material, but also crap ones. Be sure to try them out to get the feel. They wash well from experience. Can be had for $40 a pop during sales. I've recently taken the plunge on Jantzen. I took some measurements of a BoO shirt from a store, got on Jantzen, within 5 days, I was told that it has shipped. Here's hoping that nothing goes wrong.
post #63 of 112
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Originally Posted by Mr. Potato View Post
Most of my dress shirts are from Zara's higher end Zara Man line with the black label, tailored down to BoO specs. Most tailors I've been to can't seem to slim down sleeves all that well. Zara's sleeve width is similar. Though unlike their casual shirts, the body on their dress shirts is a bigger.

They have some good material, but also crap ones. Be sure to try them out to get the feel. They wash well from experience. Can be had for $40 a pop during sales.

I've recently taken the plunge on Jantzen. I took some measurements of a BoO shirt from a store, got on Jantzen, within 5 days, I was told that it has shipped. Here's hoping that nothing goes wrong.


zara fabric < boo fabric

there is just something about boo that makesm e keep coming back for more, even after i sworn it off looking at my credit card bill
post #64 of 112
The only reason i wouldn't own a ton of BoO is because i can't really tuck them in. Being 6ft makes it pretty much impossible for me to tuck them in as they're pretty short on me. I might try a jantzen with the specs from my BoO shirt and just lengthening it 2" (does that sound about right Get Smart for wanting to tuck it in?).
post #65 of 112
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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
The only reason i wouldn't own a ton of BoO is because i can't really tuck them in. Being 6ft makes it pretty much impossible for me to tuck them in as they're pretty short on me. I might try a jantzen with the specs from my BoO shirt and just lengthening it 2" (does that sound about right Get Smart for wanting to tuck it in?).

Umm, why would you buy boo to tuck them in, the whole point of them is not to be tucked in.
post #66 of 112
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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
The only reason i wouldn't own a ton of BoO is because i can't really tuck them in. Being 6ft makes it pretty much impossible for me to tuck them in as they're pretty short on me. I might try a jantzen with the specs from my BoO shirt and just lengthening it 2" (does that sound about right Get Smart for wanting to tuck it in?).

They sell "tall" sizes as well. Jake gets them occasionally, and Blackbird had them last season at least. Problem solved.
post #67 of 112
I don't buy BoO to tuck them in. It's the reason i said i wouldn't buy a whole closet of BoO shirts because i'd like a few things to tuck in when i need to. I do like the rest of the BoO fit which is why if i did jantzen, i'd use BoO specs and then lengthen it. The small in BoO fits me perfectly. It's not just about the length as it's hard to find a dress shirt with higher arm holes, slim arms and body. Other "slim fit" models of brands i've tried feel a bit billowy at times. I like the BoO shirts i have for casual wear. I could get the "tall" sizes but i'd probably have to tailor the arms a bit shorter if thos are longer too. Again, i'd only buy BoO on sale or second hand on forum markets though. Almost $3hun is a bit too rich for me on a dress shirt
post #68 of 112
Check out the Gant Rugged line.
post #69 of 112
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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
Almost $3hun is a bit too rich for me on a dress shirt

the most common boo shirts are less than $200.
post #70 of 112
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117 View Post
the most common boo shirts are less than $200.


at retail price, no.

short sleeves cost upper $100s to lower $200s, depending on where you purchase. oxford cloths and select patterned shirts can range from $200-$230. then there are the rest that are around $300.
post #71 of 112
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Originally Posted by onesidekojax View Post
at retail price, no.

short sleeves cost upper $100s to lower $200s, depending on where you purchase. oxford cloths and select patterned shirts can range from $200-$230. then there are the rest that are around $300.

The blue and white oxford are $198, and they are the most common BoO shirts. Then the overdyed shirts are $202. The grey stripe and blue stripe shirt are $212. Even the chambray are only $240. The only shirts that are about $300 are the sea island, and the grey/white ministripe/multistripe shirts. This is, if you're talking about retail prices and not Barney's super retail prices.
post #72 of 112
They are all over 200 on Hejfina.
post #73 of 112

GAP ad^

Does anyone know if the Gap Design Collection stuff will be available on their web site?
post #74 of 112
Would someone mind breaking down the body types for me? A body, B body, etc? When it comes to price, it seems that the sea island shirts are the most expensive. Interesting about the gap thing...
post #75 of 112
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Originally Posted by mulansauce View Post
Does anyone know if the Gap Design Collection stuff will be available on their web site?
April 15 supposedly.
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