Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    FYI, the collars on CT shirts are usually terrible. Shirts are also the one thing I wouldn't thrift or buy second hand. You can get a Luxire MTM shirt for $60. Get some nice light blue end-on-ends.
     
  2. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Define terrible. They're still spread collars and probably far better than the other ones I have. The shirts I posted were new. I'm planning on buying a few of them till I find something better at that price.

    Honestly, most of my shirts are thrifted. 4 bucks for a shirt is still a lot better than 60. I've found a bunch of j crew stuff in my size around here. The shirts are good enough for work and the bdc's are fine for wearing with an SC here or there. The cuts are also slim enough to wear without a jacket.
     
  3. The Noodles

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  4. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    I won't call CT shirts terrible but I prefer TM Lewin to CT shirts and you can always get a Polo Ralph Lauren dress shirt in TJ Maxx or Marshalls.
     
  5. ridethecliche

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    One of the nicest ones I've owned was a prl regent fit. I'll have to check a TJmaxx and marshalls this weekend to look. I have a feeling that the price will be pretty similar though (25-30 bucks a shirt) so that's not so bad for picking up a few staples.
     
  6. peppercorn78

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    I have 4 CT shirts I got for 39$ each during a promotion. For that price they're great. But at full price, you can do better.
     
  7. ridethecliche

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    Yeah, these are like 25-30 bucks on ebay for new shirts.
     
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    I say go for it, as long as u trust the seller
     
  9. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Both CT and TM Lewin are ok shirts (especially considering the price), but their collars are usually very stiff.
     
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    CT collars can be a bit stiff. I'm slowly phasing out my CT shirts in favor of better MTM options, but they work perfectly fine. If you are wearing a tie, I suggest not wearing collar stays. I find the collar points fall nicely without a tie and not having the piece of metal in my collar makes it more comfortable. YMMV.
     
  11. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Thanks guys, just got the plain light blue and navy/white stripe for 51 bucks shipped.
     
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    Go to the Marshalls on Boylston for your best chance
     
  13. ridethecliche

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    Thanks! I've seen some super nice stuff there. Pretty sure I saw a brioni SC there. Was pretty shocked, tbh.
     
  14. LoKey

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    @The Noodles : Coming out of the woodworks with all this Boston talk. While you're in town , you should swing by Mass Ave near the South End area on Saturday. Berkelee school of music has a free jazz fest from 12 to 6, some great talent and a wonderful way to start an exploration of South End's restaurants for brunch. It's supposed to be a beautiful day too. As for food, you've gotten a number of good recs, but here are a few more:

    Drink or Liberty Hotel for cocktails (one's in the Seaport area the latter's near MGH)
    Definitely Modern over Mike's for pastries/dessert
    Gourmet Dumpling House for decent fare in Chinatown
    If you're in Brookline, a good tapas place that's laid back, inexpensive, and great ambiance is Barcelona.
    SOWA open air market in South End if you're around on Sunday
    Louis Boston in Seaport area for shopping for men's clothes/accessories, otherwise Back Bay should be fine. I love the architecture there and in Beacon Hill. They have walking tours aplenty if that's your thing.
    Oleana's or Ten Tables in Cambridge for good dining at a reasonable price
    L'espalier for great dining at a less reasonable price

    Boston's a great city with a lot to offer. Hope you and the wifey enjoy the trip.
     
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  15. ridethecliche

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    I recommend both those places and I barely have to leave the building to get to one of them.
     

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