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Dress shirt material

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Cyber0066, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Pink22m

    Pink22m Well-Known Member

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    You've obviously never tried Robert Talbott MTM, which is a totally different story from their RTW shirts. Even then, Talbott RTW is still better than many other RTW shirt makers out there that cost the same price (ie Pink). I would also argue that Talbott is underrated, since they don't get mentioned that often on this forum, or anywhere else for that matter.
     
  2. VMan

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    You've obviously never tried Robert Talbott MTM, which is a totally different story from their RTW shirts. Even then, Talbott RTW is still better than many other RTW shirt makers out there that cost the same price (ie Pink). I would also argue that Talbott is underrated, since they don't get mentioned that often on this forum, or anywhere else for that matter.

    I agree. While the fit may not be to the taste of this forum, the construction and details of the shirt (decent buttons, pattern-matched split yoke, etc) are better than many other brands in the same price range ($130-$160). Their fabrics are also quite nice and are offered in some wonderful patterns.
     
  3. Carey

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    You've obviously never tried Robert Talbott MTM, which is a totally different story from their RTW shirts. Even then, Talbott RTW is still better than many other RTW shirt makers out there that cost the same price (ie Pink). I would also argue that Talbott is underrated, since they don't get mentioned that often on this forum, or anywhere else for that matter.
    I have two Robert Talbott (one I bought for 50% off, and the other my wife gave me for a present and paid full retail). These shirts are expensive for RTW at $75.00 and $150.00 respectively. Both have shrunk in the collar so much that they measure about a 15, when they were made in size 16 - 35. I can't imagine that the MTM is much better, bbut if you say so then OK. But my experience with their RTW leaves me looking elsewhere.
     
  4. Pink22m

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    That is quite puzzling. Where did you purchase the shirts? How are they laundered? I have never had this problem with any of my dress shirts, Talbott included.
     
  5. Cyber0066

    Cyber0066 Well-Known Member

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  6. Carey

    Carey Well-Known Member

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    That is quite puzzling. Where did you purchase the shirts? How are they laundered? I have never had this problem with any of my dress shirts, Talbott included.
    First (an oxford cloth) was purchased four years ago at an upscale men's store, who sells Zegna, H-F, and Oxxford. The second (broadcloth in a green stripe) was purchased last Christmas at Nordstrom. I have my shirts professionally laundered - light starch only. My Individualized custom shirts have not shrunk, but several Ike Behar's and every McClure (maker of men's store brands) has shrunk. RTW Talbott is no better, so I am sticking with Individualized, the Nordstrom black label, and I plan to try some Jantzen.
     
  7. smartmen

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    I prefer linen for casual summer shirts, wool/cashemere/silk for casul shirts in fall and winter. Only cotton for dress-shirts.
     

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