dress shirts

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  1. paco_deluca

    paco_deluca Senior member

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    Hello all,

    New to forum. I have been using the search function and reading about dress shirts. This in turn has left me more confused on where to start looking for new shirts.

    As back ground, I usually buy my shirts from Macy's.

    I am on a budget so I can not afford the $200+ shirts i have read about.

    My limit on a shirt would be about $90.00... is this unreasonable?

    The most important thing for me is that they are iron free. I ordered one Brooks Brothers shirt online to try out. Is BB a good place to start for dress shirts? or would a Nordstrom Brand shirt be better?

    ~Paco
     


  2. Big T

    Big T Senior member

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    Try the Brooks Brothers website for 3 for $149 to 3 for $199 price range.

    Fortunately my tastes match my beer budget (Guinness).
     


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    Im not positive, but I think you could get a mtm shirt in non-iron for under $90.
     


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    Grenadier Senior member

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    Brooks Brothers is a very respectable place to shop for shirts. You will have better shirts than 75% of your colleagues and will always be tastefully shirted.
     


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    Charles Tyrwhitt. Shirts are always on sale; you can usually get 4 for $200.
     


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    johnvw Senior member

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    Check out BestCustomShirt.com. The economy line of custom shirts (entry level) begins at $49 each. I have a few; they are good for the price.
     


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    I'd ask around if you have a local tailor. Mine will do MTM shirts for me for about $90 a shirt if I buy 2-3 at a time. Best bang for the buck if you ask me
     


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    I would recommend an MTM service. I use moderntailor.com and their shirts are around $50 on sale. I'm so used to perfectly-fitting shirts now that I can't even wear my well-fitting $400 OTR shirts anymore, because they just aren't nearly as perfect. Once you MTM there is no going back. [​IMG] (MTM - made to measure, OTR - off the rack)
     


  9. paco_deluca

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    Thanks guys. I received my BB shirt in the mail. It looks and feels alot better than my other shirts. I threw it in the dryer this morning and started to get dressed and 15 mins later, my shirt was ready.

    Can I do the same with MTM non iron shirts?

    Also, I looked at the moderntailor.com an honestly, I do not have the style eye yet to pick out my fabric. I kind of need to see it and feel it.

    I have been looking for a local tailor, I just moved to Houston. Can anyone recommend some one here?
     


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    I have been looking for a local tailor, I just moved to Houston. Can anyone recommend some one here?

    Nick Lopez.
     


  11. paco_deluca

    paco_deluca Senior member

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    Thanks Septavius i will check him out.

    I did look up Charles Tyrwhitt shirts, how to they compare in fit and quality to BB shirts?
     


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    Thanks Septavius i will check him out.

    I did look up Charles Tyrwhitt shirts, how to they compare in fit and quality to BB shirts?

    If you must have a true non-iron - meaning you dry it in your dryer at home and take it out virtually wrinkle free, you probably need to stick to Brooks Brothers.
     


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    I would like to suggest you "Forzieri", This brand shirts will be several styles and colors for men. Here are some you will find: the slim, French cut, button-down, solid, striped and zipper front. The colors are classic white and pale blue. Prices range from $ 90.00 and $ 200.00. The quality is excellent. If money is no problem, this brand is ideal for all types of pant suit or dress.
     


  14. paco_deluca

    paco_deluca Senior member

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    so i called nick lopez and Hamilton shirt makers. their shirts start at $200

    i ordered a Charles Tyrwhitt dress shirt to try it out.
     


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    Are you spamming? Or do you really think a place that doesn't seem bothered to offer shirts in less than 2-inch variations in sleeve length is good?

    I think it's spamming.
     


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