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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Jun 18, 2002.
Any opinions on the fit and quality?
Unimpressed. I was once going to a conference, and did something stupid to my shirt on the plane, so I bought a white French cuff number at the Harrod's in Heathrow without trying it on. It fit OK, but it was made of a cheap fabric that was so paper-thin that I couldn't wear it. Fortunately, I had enough time to take it to the main Harrod's and exchange it for a proper shirt. (I think I replaced it with a Harrod's house-brand shirt that fit better, but was demonstrably superior in terms of fabric quality.)
The couple sportshirts I have are OK, nothing special, not terrible either. Fit is a bit roomier than I like, but I find that's typical of most shirt makers.
In the same price range, New & Lingwood make some excellent shirts.
I've been reasonably satisfied with the Burberry dress shirts I own. Â As noted above, they're nothing to write home about but I certainly haven't had any particular problems with 'em. Â In fact, I'm wearing one in French blue today, as I type, and I think it looks rather snazzy.
As with most things, I think it depends upon issues of value. Â If you're paying full, retail price at a Burberry boutique, your dress shirt dollar might be better spent elsewhere. Â If, however, you're able to pay outlet store prices (I picked up each of mine at an Off Saks Outlet for $50 a a pop) then I think you've done well for yourself.
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