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Help Needed finding specific dress shirt


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May 27, 2020
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HS Graduation is next week... delayed cause of covid-19.

I really want a shirt to wear under my gown that looks like the one attached.

(regular white shirt with a design on the sleeves) I've been searching the internet for hours now... and I haven't come up with much.

Anyone know where I could find shirts like this? Just a plain white collar, cuffs, and body with designs of some sort on the sleeve

Grad shirt.jpg

Thanks :)


Mahatma Jawndi
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Apr 10, 2011
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Congrats on graduating!

I think you'll be happier in the end if you went with a plainer shirt, such as an all-white shirt with a simple spread collar. You'll live with these photos for a long time since it's an important event in your life. An all-white shirt will look classic even ten, fifteen, or thirty years from now. Whereas this shirt may not look as good to you in a few years.

To answer your question directly, I don't know of any companies that make shirts like that in ready-to-wear form. I imagine you'd have to go through a custom shirtmaker and see if they're willing to use different fabrics for the sleeves. I think Proper Cloth is a reasonably affordable custom shirtmaker, but the price may still be high for someone just graduating high school (expect to pay about $150-ish).

If you go with a standard white shirt, you may go into a store and find that you don't like how they look on you. It may be because they don't fit well. Buy a shirt that fits reasonably well through the shoulders and chest (don't go too tight). An easy way to judge this is to see if the shirt's shoulder seams match up to the end of your shoulder joints. The collar should also fit comfortably. The buttons across your chest shouldn't pull.

If you can get those points right, you can often get other things tailored. A local tailor can alter the shirt for you by taking in the sides or shortening the sleeves. Depending on your build or budget, I think J. Crew is a reasonably good place to start.

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