I need a casual white shirt.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mattjames, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    they ain't cheap....but they ARE suprisingly well made (side reinforcements, cut of the buttonholes/ buttons, really nice shape to the shirt tails, etc.). I believe the shirts are about...gulp....$200+

    for a less expensive alternative, you could always check my favorite online store:

    http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shopp...roductID=21991
     
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    they ain't cheap....but they ARE suprisingly well made (side reinforcements, cut of the buttonholes/ buttons, really nice shape to the shirt tails, etc.). I believe the shirts are about...gulp....$200+

    for a less expensive alternative, you could always check my favorite online store:

    http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shopp...roductID=21991


    Yeah, being a student, this is quite expensive. If I do go through with my idea of hitting up NYC in August, I will check if its on sale. MAYBE I would buy it at full retail price if the fit is AMAZING, if not I think I'll pass up on it.

    Thanks for the tip!
     
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Could you tell me about the price of the Thom Browne shirt? Perhaps I'll go to NYC this summer and I, too, need one of these slim-fitting shirt. I bought a really slim-fit Paul Smith trouser and it would look clownish with anything else than a tapered shirt.

    Band of Outsiders, Obedient Sons, and Groupe 16sur20 also make slim fit shirts in the order of about $150 (retail) that would fit this bill.
     
  4. mattjames

    mattjames Senior member

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    From what I've seen HL tend to do slim fitting shirts with larger shoulders than let's say Jil Sander (JL being the brand I have tried on the least pieces of the three, kinda got into it because of SF and love what I got) or Costume, so depending on his shape he might like HL better. You're right that Yoox usually has lots of costume for sale, which might be a good option for MattJames.

    I have one Costume National shirt and two more coming from Yoox. I love their designs. They didn't have any white ones that caught my eye, in my size at least. I spend ages on that site. Spent thousands over the past couple of months.

    Here are my three choices.

    http://www.yoox.com/item/tskay//rr/1...+sleeve+shirts

    http://www.yoox.com/item/tskay//cod1...+sleeve+shirts

    http://www.yoox.com/item/tskay//cod1...+sleeve+shirts
     
  5. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I used to spend that kind of money on shirts from the aforementioned designers, but was never completely satisfied with fit, cut, details, fabric, etc. Going custom - MTM or bespoke - was one of the best decisions I've ever done, and I suggest it highly.
     
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    I used to spend that kind of money on shirts from the aforementioned designers, but was never completely satisfied with fit, cut, details, fabric, etc. Going custom - MTM or bespoke - was one of the best decisions I've ever done, and I suggest it highly.

    The problem with MTM / bespoke is the fabrics. I know that in theory, the bespoke makers have access to the shirt fabrics before the designers do, but Jil Sander, Margiela, HL fabrics are generally amazing and you can't really ever find them for MTM selections.
     
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    That's very true. It depends what you are looking for. For standard shirts, like white ones, I've not seen any fabric by the designers that beats what can be found in books.
     
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    I agree with Brian, especially on Margiela, who seems to work only with unique and quality fabrics. On the other hand, I would doubt that the Costume shirts linked to above are exceptional in that regard. That said, the fit of their shirts is reliably slim.
     
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    Try Zara. Cheap. Slim fitting.
     
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    Pardon my ignorance but I don't have a clue what that means.
     
  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    MTM = made to measure - a stock (i.e. existing) pattern is tweaked for a better fit for you.

    Bespoke = a pattern is cut from scratch using your measurements.
     
  12. denimdestroyedmylife

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    I used to spend that kind of money on shirts from the aforementioned designers, but was never completely satisfied with fit, cut, details, fabric, etc. Going custom - MTM or bespoke - was one of the best decisions I've ever done, and I suggest it highly.
    whoopee, what tailor do you use in town? Or is this one of those fashion secrets that is never shared? My morphology is unique and I rarely fit into anything off the rack. Thanks.
     
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    whoopee Senior member

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    I've no experience with local shirtmakers. Centofanti's shop does shirts, as do Barton & Donaldson and I think someone named Harris. I believe another forum member has posted his experiences with the latter.
     
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    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    I know, I will use the search function! ::light bulb::
     
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    How about Steven Alan?
     

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