Dress Shirts

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  1. Tck13

    Tck13 Senior member

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    I am not much of a suit wearer (due to my current job). But, for some upcoming interviews I need to get some dress shirts. What is a good or appropriate price? I live 20 minutes from Paul Frederick and can easily get shirts from there to my specifications (custom) and they are around $80. Or, their regular shirts are around $55.

    I am not really willing to do Jantzen yet. Too much work. I'd like to do it eventually but for now I need something soon and I'd rather have it right the first time.

    I'm open to other suggestions.
     
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    Fredrick sounds fine. I would go with brooks brothers (I wear the slim fit) for basic interviewing dress shirts.

    My preference would be for a white shirt with a point collar and button cuffs. Lots of brands, just make sure it fits well under your suit.
     
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    $80 is a pretty good price for a custom shirt. I've seen PF shirts in thrift stores and they appear to be pretty decent fo the money.
     
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    If you're interested in mtm shirts, then you should check it out locally, but ordering from Jantzen is not that big of deal.
     
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    I am not much of a suit wearer (due to my current job). But, for some upcoming interviews I need to get some dress shirts. What is a good or appropriate price? I live 20 minutes from Paul Frederick and can easily get shirts from there to my specifications (custom) and they are around $80. Or, their regular shirts are around $55.

    I am not really willing to do Jantzen yet. Too much work. I'd like to do it eventually but for now I need something soon and I'd rather have it right the first time.

    I'm open to other suggestions.



    Who would measure you at Paul Fredrick? I assume you live in the Allentown area. I did not think they even had a store. Maybe just some open boxes in the back of the warehouse. Tell me if I am wrong. I am not questioning quality. only that I though they were strictly catalogue/on line.

    Carl
     
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    Who would measure you at Paul Fredrick? I assume you live in the Allentown area. I did not think they even had a store. Maybe just some open boxes in the back of the warehouse. Tell me if I am wrong. I am not questioning quality. only that I though they were strictly catalogue/on line.

    Carl


    They don't have a store but their main office is in Fleetwood. They do have a warehouse (in which they have great sales) but it isn't a store.

    Maybe I wasn't clear about the shirts. It's basically choosing fabric, collars, cuffs, and then, ordering from the catalog (or calling) with one's preferences. I live about 30 mins away so I can just pick them up. It would be an easy exchange if something is wrong.



    Now, I am thinking I can get a mtm shirt for about the same price? Is that true? I guess I'd have to go to NYC or Phila.
     
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    I have several PF shirts from their online store. They also have good sales there too. Although not top notch quality, usually under 30 bucks (on sale) you can get a pretty well made day-to-day shirt. If I was in a bind and couldn't wait for Jantzen, I wouldn't hesitate to go the PF route. BTW, their slim fit plain white shirts are a staple (pre-Jantzen) in my wardrobe.

    I also have 2 PF shirts from their "custom" program. They're basically the regular shirts with a bit better fabric and some limited customizations (body fit, cuffs, colar, length). Not worth the money at full price, IMO. Better go with Jantzen if you're willing to wait anyway.
     

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