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Best quality classic oxford shirt?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Essentio, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Essentio

    Essentio Well-Known Member

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    What's the best quality/style classic oxford shirt? RL?
     
  2. radicaldog

    radicaldog Well-Known Member

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    Brooks Brothers Black Fleece is certainly one of the best available RTW OCBDs.
     
  3. Kei-bon

    Kei-bon Well-Known Member

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    am i right in thinking that the black fleece come only in one set arm length for each neck size? so frustrating ...
     
  4. tobinbridge

    tobinbridge Well-Known Member

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    Yes, neck diameter and sleeve length are limited to BB# size. If you fit into this mold, then perfect.

    Otherwise the regular Brooks slim-fit oxford is a great alternative imo. Though regular shirts do without MOP buttons and extended collar points.
     
  5. The Louche

    The Louche Well-Known Member

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    You could likely get an OCBD made with MOP buttons through BB MTM. Of course if you are going to anything resembling custom in the first place it should be easy to find high quality OCBDs.

    I hear Mercer and Gitman do nice ones...
     
  6. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    I like Gitman for beefy OCBD myself.
     
  7. Mbrand

    Mbrand Well-Known Member

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    +1 for gitman/ individualized shirts
     
  8. DandySF

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    My favorite is the Brooks Brothers slim fit all cotton, the kind that requires ironing. In fact, I'm wearing one of these shirts right now, with brick red stripes.
     
  9. AlexPKeaton

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    IMO the BB OCBD is the best that I've owned; however, I honestly think that the RL "Blake" shirt is really under appreciated, save the logo on the chest.
     
  10. NaturalShoulder

    NaturalShoulder Well-Known Member

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    I think Mercer are the best available right now. Great collar roll and fabric.
     
  11. The Louche

    The Louche Well-Known Member

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    IMO the BB OCBD is the best that I've owned; however, I honestly think that the RL "Blake" shirt is really under appreciated, save the logo on the chest.

    Polo BDs have terrible collars for wearing with a tie, though.

    Nice name BTW...
     
  12. KObalto

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    I like Gitman for beefy OCBD myself.

    Doesn't Gitman make the American BBs?
     
  13. tobinbridge

    tobinbridge Well-Known Member

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    Gitman Brothers shirts are made in their own factory in Ashland, Pennsylvania. Gitman also makes shirts for Thom Browne and Cole Haan. Brooks Brothers made in the usa shirts are manufactured by the Garland shirt factory in Garland, North Carolina. The Garland shirt factory is a subsidiary of Brooks Brothers.
     
  14. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Well-Known Member

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    How's the fit on the Gitman Brothers?
     
  15. KObalto

    KObalto Well-Known Member

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    Gitman Brothers shirts are made in their own factory in Ashland, Pennsylvania. Gitman also makes shirts for Thom Browne and Cole Haan. Brooks Brothers made in the usa shirts are manufactured by the Garland shirt factory in Garland, North Carolina. The Garland shirt factory is a subsidiary of Brooks Brothers.

    Thanks. I think I was confusing the two.
     
  16. mfais

    mfais Well-Known Member

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    nathan's got the best bang for the buck. ive ordered several from him and im planning to get at least 3 more.
     
  17. JohnnyCrockett

    JohnnyCrockett Well-Known Member

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    BB is very good -- so good that despite the temptation, I've never strayed and tried Mercer. FWIW, BB MTM will NOT do MOP buttons (at least they wouldn't a year ago), but I think the OCBD is one shirt which is fine without them.
     
  18. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Well-Known Member

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    Gitman Brothers shirts are made in their own factory in Ashland, Pennsylvania. Gitman also makes shirts for Thom Browne and Cole Haan. Brooks Brothers made in the usa shirts are manufactured by the Garland shirt factory in Garland, North Carolina. The Garland shirt factory is a subsidiary of Brooks Brothers.

    Cole Haan? Really?
     
  19. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Well-Known Member

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    I make slim fit OCBDs with MOP buttons for $105. Better quality than BB or your money back. [​IMG]
     

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