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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Although it's hardly necessary to buy from BB, just to get non-iron. These days, non-iron shirts actually seem more popular than "must iron." (Which rather disappoints me, although I recognize that some non-iron shirts aren't too bad.)

I don't have too much experience, but I feel that Brooks Brothers non-iron shirts are better than most other brands and they are 100% cotton. I can only compare to Calvin Klein, Charles Tyrwhitt, and Uniqlo shirts.
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

I don't have too much experience, but I feel that Brooks Brothers non-iron shirts are better than most other brands and they are 100% cotton. I can only compare to Calvin Klein, Charles Tyrwhitt, and Uniqlo shirts.

Well, Brooks is far better than Calvin Klein and Uniqlo, but also much more expensive. Better than Tyrwhitt or Lands End too, but both of those hold their own in a comparison at a respectably lower price.

Your shirt absolutely doesn't need to be top notch. It has to be of a quality that doesn't scream utter crap, and it needs to be the appropriate level of formality. Hell, Old Navy is selling a decent slim fit, 100% Cotton dress shirt these days, for $30. I was looking for cheap cords, and was astonished at how well put together a shirt it was- so much so that I bought one. Only time will tell how it holds up to wear, but the process of finding a suitable white dress shirt should not be hard.

And as an aside, never trust "non iron". Shirts will often come out of the dryer in passable shape, but to get them looking their best, you really do need to iron.
post #18153 of 30927
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

And as an aside, never trust "non iron". Shirts will often come out of the dryer in passable shape, but to get them looking their best, you really do need to iron.

Agreed. Even though the Brooks Brothers shirts come out really good out of the dryer. I still think that you should iron to get that crisp look. I just find that you have less ironing to do with the Brooks Brothers ones.
post #18154 of 30927
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Agreed. Even though the Brooks Brothers shirts come out really good out of the dryer. I still think that you should iron to get that crisp look. I just find that you have less ironing to do with the Brooks Brothers ones.

What I've found with the non-iron shirts is that they are far easier to get looking great. My standard fabric shirts take a bit more coaxing to get looking really good. And to be honest, BB non-iron shirts are my least favorite when it comes to softness of fabric. My Tyrwhitt and Pink shirts are much softer than BB. Hell, even JAB non-irons are softer than BB...unless they've changed their treatment and I'm not aware of it.
post #18155 of 30927
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Agreed. Even though the Brooks Brothers shirts come out really good out of the dryer. I still think that you should iron to get that crisp look. I just find that you have less ironing to do with the Brooks Brothers ones.

+1. Non-iron doesn't mean you don't need to iron it, it just means the ironing is a bit faster. Which, for me, given that I think such shirts look weird, is not a trade-off I am willing to make. But, if you are a bit less obsessive about it then me I can totally understand the appeal smile.gif
post #18156 of 30927
Thinking to sell my well fitting, classic staple Lobbs to get Berluti wallet

The question is: am I crazy?
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Originally Posted by goodlensboy View Post

Thinking to sell my well fitting, classic staple Lobbs to get Berluti wallet
The question is: am I crazy?

Yep.
post #18158 of 30927

Yes.  Don't be dumb.  Be smart.  Keep the Lobbs.

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Originally Posted by goodlensboy View Post

Thinking to sell my well fitting, classic staple Lobbs to get Berluti wallet
The question is: am I crazy?

Yep, yes and hell yeah!
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Yep.

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Originally Posted by sridhar3 View Post

Yes.  Don't be dumb.  Be smart.  Keep the Lobbs.

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Originally Posted by Tailor Dan View Post

Yep, yes and hell yeah!

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Edit after 4 hours: let sanity prevail - with heavy heart
Edited by goodlensboy - 10/26/12 at 10:45pm
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Does anyone know what brand logo this is? Unfortunately I have no better quality picture as this was a screenshot from a DVD.

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Can anyone comment on the fit of the PRL Preston wool flannel pants? I have several pairs of preston chinos that fit well albeit snug in the wait in a 34, but normally have to go to about a 38 for dress pants. Would I be good in a 36 in the wool flannel pants or should I go up to a 38?

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I just got a pair of discontinued AE Fairfax from Nordstrom Rack. Can someone tell me what color these shoes are in? I am leaning towards burgundy and using the merlot color shoe polish but an AE salesman insisted on chili.

 

 

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post #18164 of 30927
Looks like chili.
post #18165 of 30927
Seem chili. Burgundy is much darker and more of a red-brown whereas chili is red-orange if that makes sense. If those pictures are an accurate color of the shoes then id say chili.
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