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Anyone have a recommendation for a french cuff, white, spread collar shirt for my wedding?  So many to choose from, I really don't know where to begin.

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Should I buy these? I have no chukkas in my wardrobe, FWIW. 

TBC Wodehouse Chukka in dark brown for $199: 










Nope.
post #31053 of 33197
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Originally Posted by kevpotts View Post

Anyone have a recommendation for a french cuff, white, spread collar shirt for my wedding?  So many to choose from, I really don't know where to begin.

Wow. This is a basic shirt. Hundreds of options out there.
post #31054 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post


Wow. This is a basic shirt. Hundreds of options out there.

Thanks man

post #31055 of 33197
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Originally Posted by kevpotts View Post

Anyone have a recommendation for a french cuff, white, spread collar shirt for my wedding?
Assuming you're not going to be wearing, say, a tuxedo, and you're simply looking for recommendations for a white dress shirt with French cuffs and a spread collar, the choices are quite extensive. Without knowing your preferences in terms of fit and fabric - and budget, for that matter - along with your location (NYC, Hong Kong, Paris, Cape Town, or what?), it's almost impossible to know where to begin.

Rather like being told, "I live somewhere on Earth. I like red wine and meat. Please recommend a restaurant where my wife and I can dine on our anniversary." smile.gif

But for what little its worth, I own some white Charles Tyrwhitt shirts with French Cuffs and have no major complaints with them. There are almost always sales and coupons which make them quite affordable. Selection is extensive. And they happen to fit me well with few if any alterations needed.

In any case, you will be the groom. And it doesn't matter what a groom wears. So long as he shows up, he's done his part and nobody will notice, much less remember, any details about his white shirt. Just don't choose something truly hideous - like the Seinfeld Puffy/Pirate Shirt - and you'll be fine. No need to stress over this one.
post #31056 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


Assuming you're not going to be wearing, say, a tuxedo, and you're simply looking for recommendations for a white dress shirt with French cuffs and a spread collar, the choices are quite extensive. Without knowing your preferences in terms of fit and fabric - and budget, for that matter - along with your location (NYC, Hong Kong, Paris, Cape Town, or what?), it's almost impossible to know where to begin.

Rather like being told, "I live somewhere on Earth. I like red wine and meat. Please recommend a restaurant where my wife and I can dine on our anniversary." smile.gif

But for what little its worth, I own some white Charles Tyrwhitt shirts with French Cuffs and have no major complaints with them. There are almost always sales and coupons which make them quite affordable. Selection is extensive. And they happen to fit me well with few if any alterations needed.

In any case, you will be the groom. And it doesn't matter what a groom wears. So long as he shows up, he's done his part and nobody will notice, much less remember, any details about his white shirt. Just don't choose something truly hideous - like the Seinfeld Puffy/Pirate Shirt - and you'll be fine. No need to stress over this one.

Thank you for the help, your post actually makes me feel a lot better.  If it matters at this point: I'm in D.C., budget is flexible but under $200 would be ideal, I really like the spread (not cutaway) collar from suitsupply, I would like a smooth poplin or something without much texture, and I lean toward slim/extra slim (6' 165lbs).  Thanks again, and sorry for the very broad question.

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Originally Posted by kevpotts View Post

Thank you for the help, your post actually makes me feel a lot better.  If it matters at this point: I'm in D.C., budget is flexible but under $200 would be ideal, I really like the spread (not cutaway) collar from suitsupply, I would like a smooth poplin or something without much texture, and I lean toward slim/extra slim (6' 165lbs).  Thanks again, and sorry for the very broad question.

Go to the Tyrwhitt shop at Farragut North and try on their slim and extra slim, see what you think. I'm a big fan of their shirts as well. And if your budget is up to $200, there's always the option of bespoke.
post #31058 of 33197
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Originally Posted by kevpotts View Post

Thank you for the help, your post actually makes me feel a lot better.  If it matters at this point: I'm in D.C., budget is flexible but under $200 would be ideal, I really like the spread (not cutaway) collar from suitsupply, I would like a smooth poplin or something without much texture, and I lean toward slim/extra slim (6' 165lbs).  Thanks again, and sorry for the very broad question.
I'd say at that price point you can get a fantastic made to measure shirt likely with some money left over.
post #31059 of 33197
hey sf guys,

idk what the style of fabric or weave this is called (see below) but i am looking for a slim fit dress shirt that is made like the below in 100% cotton, i can't seem to find something like this in black.



i felt this shirt in person and it was nice but this company doesn't make a slim fit in black baldy[1].gif
post #31060 of 33197
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Hi all - need sizing help on a pair of Selvedge Chinos. I bought a size 29 and 30 from Club Monaco for $90 and will keep one/return one. I am wondering how much I should account for shrinkage as I've never owned selvedge chinos - the 29's fit me perfectly as is without shrinkage but I'm scared after washing it'll be too tight to the point of unwearable/looking like yoga pants. I have regular chinos and if the shrinkage is similar i'd probably go with the 29's, but if not then i'll be better off with the 30's....since these aren't stiff like selvedge jeans, would these not shrink as much and eventually stretch back due to normal wear after the initial wash?

The size 30's are ok but the waist and thighs are a bit loose  and I'll need to wear a belt (which I assume will get better once shrunken). Any guidance/help would be appreciated, i'm probably thinking about this waaay more than i should...

I have a pair of Club Monaco selvedge chinos and have not really had any issue with the waist shrinking. I had more issue with the length of them shrinking a bit. I needed to get the hem let out, because they were becoming too short. I think if anything you should be more worried about them becoming too loose.
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I have a pair of Club Monaco selvedge chinos and have not really had any issue with the waist shrinking. I had more issue with the length of them shrinking a bit. I needed to get the hem let out, because they were becoming too short. I think if anything you should be more worried about them becoming too loose.


Thanks for the reply - I should be worried about them becoming too loose? Usually after washing, my pants shrink all over permanently including waist, thigh, length etc...I'm going to return the smaller size as it was a little on the shorter side even with the same inseam measurement so if you had problems with shrinking length, then I'll have to take that into consideration

post #31062 of 33197
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

hey sf guys,

idk what the style of fabric or weave this is called (see below) but i am looking for a slim fit dress shirt that is made like the below in 100% cotton, i can't seem to find something like this in black.

i felt this shirt in person and it was nice but this company doesn't make a slim fit in black baldy[1].gif

 

Just based on that picture texture looks similar to pinpoint/royal oxford

post #31063 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Jayess View Post

Just based on that picture texture looks similar to pinpoint/royal oxford

Huh? Pinpoint is very smooth. Royal is heavily textured. They don't look at all similar. But yeah, that shirt looks like royal oxford to me.
post #31064 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Jayess View Post

Just based on that picture texture looks similar to pinpoint/royal oxford

ty, any leads on a slim fit one?
post #31065 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Jayess View Post


Thanks for the reply - I should be worried about them becoming too loose? Usually after washing, my pants shrink all over permanently including waist, thigh, length etc...I'm going to return the smaller size as it was a little on the shorter side even with the same inseam measurement so if you had problems with shrinking length, then I'll have to take that into consideration
I'm not sure if these are sanforized or not, but usually with selvedge denim at least, you want to get them as tight as you are comfortable with and they will stretch over time.

If there is no pressure being exerted on the material it will probably not stretch, so you should be OK.
Edited by Churchill W - 7/29/15 at 10:42am
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