I've got some Brooks, some POLO, and some Land's End in my closet. I try to wear straight or spread collars with my suits Mon-Thur-- but when I do wear a buttondown with a suit and tie, I prefer the look of a pinpoint. Seems dressier to me than regular oxford cloth. Oh, I also have one IZOD brand buttondown in a light blue check that I really like, and I think it is actually (gulp) a cotton-poly blend. I did have a blue Brooks buttondown that over some period of time, the sleeves shortened considerably and the neck got very snug due to shrinkage. (My weight is pretty consistent, and at my age, my arms aren't growing anymore). But I got a good several years out of it, and could still wear it under sweaters. It was not a pinpoint, just the regular "red label". This may not be the usual experience with Brooks, and from my understanding they are cut pretty big for the most part. I'm an "off the rack" 16-34, but like to find something in a trim or tailored fit, even with buttondowns. Overall, my Land's End shirts have done pretty well. You also might try some of the department store labels like Daniel Cremieux if you are looking for value. A lot of the bigger retailers have their own lines (with their own merits and demerits) that can be picked up on sale.