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Casual Button Down Shirts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by tgod93, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. tgod93

    tgod93 Well-Known Member

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    Hello all.

    I have been looking for some good fitting, casual button down shirts.
    The best fitting / reliable brand that I have been able to find so far is J.Crew, but I am not a big fan of their shirt lengths/tails.
    Does anyone have any suggestions for shirts that are well fitted and not too long? I'm only 5'8-9 and because they are casual, I wont want to tuck my shirts in... therefore I dont want shirts that are too long.



    Thanks ahead of time.
     
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    tgod93 Well-Known Member

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    BigC222 Well-Known Member

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    Brooks Brother oxford button downs are nice and reasonably priced.
     
  4. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    You made a thread for this?

    There's at least 3 forum vendors alone that make shirts that fit your needs: Epaulet, WvG, Taylor Stitch.

    And then there's Wings + Horns, Our Legacy, Aspesi and probably some more I'm forgetting.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2013
  5. Brian278

    Brian278 Well-Known Member

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    I believe J. Crew's slim fit is slightly shorter than the standard cut if you aren't buying those already. I'm roughly the same height as you, and some of them hit a good length after I've run them through the dryer once or twice (size medium). Some others, oddly, are still a little longer than ideal to wear untucked.

    Honestly the most cost-effective and precise option is probably going to be to continue to buy J. Crew button downs, and have a tailor take them up exactly how much you want. That's pretty much what I'm about to do, since they have a good and rotating fabric selection, and you can wait on their sales a few times a year and get several pretty cheap.

    If you want to try some brands a little higher on the food chain or are looking for something a little less vanilla, the options in the preceding post are a good place to start.
     
  6. tgod93

    tgod93 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for all the responses guys!

    i should have mentioned... my limit is about $90~ for each shirt. So $135 for each shirt is a little too much for me.
     
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    nakedundermyclothes Well-Known Member

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    uniqlo, brooks brothers, gitman brothers vintage, steven alan, folk. find them on sale
     
  9. tgod93

    tgod93 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the post.

    i checked out Brooks brothers already. Their sport shirts seem a little bit long to be worn untucked... same with uniqlo.

    as for the others, gitman brothers vintage has some really nice shirts but ill just have to wait for some super sale or something lol cuz even on the current sale they are like $150+ a bit out of my price range

    :(

    thanks again though
     
  10. wj4

    wj4 Well-Known Member

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    Go MTM. Problem solved.
     
  11. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    Band of Outsiders used on eBay may fit your bill
     
  12. tgod93

    tgod93 Well-Known Member

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    Don't they only do dress shirts? I am just looking for casual shirts.
     
  13. theroc

    theroc New Member

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    Just casual? Maybe Land's End, Express, Gap, try looking at Macy's.
     
  14. tgod93

    tgod93 Well-Known Member

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    casual, as in not a dress shirt.

    So id still like a nice fit/quality
     
  15. tgod93

    tgod93 Well-Known Member

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    bump.

    i still havent found a brand yet...

    jcrew still seems like the best option but they dont have as many colors/styles at the moment.

    so if anyone else can throw me some ideas, i would really appreciate it
     
  16. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Well-Known Member

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    just get your j crew lengths taken in a bit for $10 at a local tailor. if everything else fits the way you like it that's not bad OTR
     
  17. wj4

    wj4 Well-Known Member

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    What? Do are 'they'? MTM is a process, it's not a firm. You can ask for shorter length, exposed placket, button down collar, etc. to make it more casual.
     

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