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Dress shirts for under $50

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieselman89, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/default.aspx?q=usddefault||||||||||||||| idk about RL Regent but JAB is a no for me...stick with CT or BB 1818 for the budget
     
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    you need to find your shirt sizing. my recommendation is for you to take the dive and order various specs...I understand your concerns of coughing up the s/h cost, but sometimes you have to bite the bullet to get the right fit... trial and error
     
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    you can also always send them back and get a different cut. i used to get bb slim fit non-irons on sale as daily wear, but have since switched to ct as i find their slim fit better, and the shirts nicer-looking
     
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    I have all the brands i am talking about and as far as fabric goes they are in this order:
    ralph lauren > hugo boss > brooks brothers > tommy hilfiger > ct shirts
    though tommy isnt traditional dress wear some of its shirts can barely be distinguished
    rl and boss can only be bought during sales if you extend your budget by $10-30
    bb can only be had during sales
    u will need to be careful with tommy only some are okay as dress shirts
    u get better shirts from indian brands like zodiac or louis philippe for $50, compared to ctshirts, ct quality sells for $10-20 in india
     
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    Probably the slim fit. I haven't tried the regular fit, but I've heard it is very wide, and the tailored fit, I don't know either. The tailored fit I think is only for their more expensive shirts like black label, no?

    Shipping takes like 2 weeks.
     
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    Ralph Lauren shirts are only quite decent for black label or purple label, but even on sales I rarely see them under $100. Usually $120 upwards unless you find a cheap deal on SF B&S or eBay.

    For $50 - $60 the OP could get Ralph Lauren Polo shirts - particularly those without the polo player logo. Quality similar to Brooks Brothers lower lines. Hugo Boss is an OK suggestion on a steep discount, but quality is not going to be any greater than all other suggested shirt brands so far (not counting the slightly superior Hugo Boss Selection label shirts).

    I would say:

    CT, RLP, BB (346, 1818 on a discount), and while I mention it, why not Jcrew? Quality of Jcrew is consistent with most $50 - $70 brand shirts. Even Banana Republic slim fit shirts will pull you out of jam - they are good enough to be functional even after a few washes. DKNY slim fits are also adequate enough. I dont think the OP will be short on $50 options.
     
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    I just recently ordered some CT shirts in both slim and tailored.

    If you have a 38" chest, I'd definitely go with tailored (their slimmest version).

    My main complaints are:
    1. The fabric wrinkles VERY easily and seems to stay pressed in. For example, if you are carrying a messenger bag around, expect your shoulders to be terribly wrinkled all day long.
    2. The sleeves seem to run a bit long for a standard 33"
    3. Lack of gauntlet buttons is pretty annoying, particularly coupled with the sleeve length.

    Overall, for $30, a pretty nice fabric, but the wrinkling thing is driving me crazy. Also, the tailored fit shirts have a pretty limited selection, so you might be forced to switch to slim depending on what pattern you want.
     
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    How did you order yours? UK website or US website? Also are you in the UK or US? How long did it take?

    THanks for your response
     
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    Has anyone tried Saks Black label dress shirt? If so,how are they?
     
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    Wonderful array of shirts! Definitely going to pick one of these up
     
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    I am very pleased with the first set of TM Lewin shirts I ordered online. The delivery was faster than I expected (6 days). I went through their 'Try it on/size guide' online application to figure out my size and the shirts fit surprisingly well (Regular fit which is a nicely bit tighter fit - but not too tight - than most U.S. classic fits). Their classic collar has a nice spread. After a first wash, I have not noticed any shrinkage or any significant deterioration. They are easy to iron and do not crease too badly. I will certainly not argue that these are high-end shirts, but, their quality is quite decent given the $40 price per shirt. For budget conscious buyers, they are good shirts for everyday office wear and a good alternative to Brooks Brothers or Polo shirts, for example.
     
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