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lockey2k

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Who makes the best men's dress shirts for about $100 a shirt? (Slim fit)

Some makers I've considered
- Pink
- Charles Tyrwhitt
- Brooks Bros.
- Valentino (via discount store)
- YSL (via discount store)
- Hugo Boss
- Bergdorf Goodman house label
- Dunhill

Is it worth going up to $200 a shirt? Thoughts and comments welcome.

One thought is to wait until Harvie & Hudson show up in New York and get some bespoke shirts. Thoughts on cost and like?
 

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A lot of forum members like J. Crew and Lands End shirts. Also, there is Jantzen of Hong Kong that does mtm shirts for about $50. Also, the discount malls sometimes have Borrelli, Brioni, Kiton, Loro Piana, etc for $100 to $200.
 

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If you are in New York, you might consider visiting
Carl at CEGO.

http://cego.com/

He posts as Shirtmaven in this forum.

Prices start at around $125 - $130
 

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I posted this on the thread about suits.

For $80-120/shirt call Michael Sahi or email him @:

Michael's Custom Clothes
13757 Ventura Blvd.,
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
818/981-5738
www.suitmaker.com
[email protected]

I have had 11 suits and 45 shirts made by him (all MTM) Thousands of shirt fabrics. I usually get sea island cotton with french cuffs. I have gotten the whole palette of colors and stripes. you can tailor the style and cut of your shirts (I am very picky about my shoulders). I am very pleased. He travels the country often and will be in your neck of the woods within a few months. Takes about 4-6 weeks, with suits and shirts made in HK.
 

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In men's fashion, do labels actually = quality? If so, what shirts should I be on the look out for in men's shirt dept?
 

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Originally Posted by lockey2k
In men's fashion, do labels actually = quality? If so, what shirts should I be on the look out for in men's shirt dept?

Labels= design details. It does not mean that you are buying an inferrior product. But you are paying for design details as well as an advertising campaign.

Carl
 

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Originally Posted by Millerp
If you are in New York, you might consider visiting
Carl at CEGO.

http://cego.com/

He posts as Shirtmaven in this forum.

Prices start at around $125 - $130


 

Chris "Italia"

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Go to an outlet mall, and get some Borrelli; by far the best RTW shirt, IMO.
 

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I'd say CEGO is overall the best deal for that price range. You can also try Jantzen, where the main matter is just getting your measurements correct and settling on like a million options.
 

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In that price range, definitely go to CEGO. Higher quality than anything at that price range, plus it will fit you better.
 

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There's no such thing as a genuinely slim fit (relative to a normal body) in any OTR brand worth considering. You're best bet is discount MTM.
 

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Depends on your body type.
IMO, there is no difference between generic Made in Italy dress shirt and Brioni. I have looked at number of super premium RTW shirts. Most designers will cater to 50+ overweight men, as they are majority of their clientele, hence a baggy fit.
In terms of craftsmanship, not much you can do in a RTW shirt other than use proper materials.
I buy my shirts at TJ Max, Filenes. They have decent selection of dress shirts made in Italy of premium cotton. Then I give them to my tailor who for 15 /shirt makes it fit me the way I like it (French seam included).
Total $35 a shirt.
Then again, I have average body type and most shirts fit me fine except on the sides.
 

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I picked up a Canali shirt at FB for $125 and had the sleeves tailored. Should I follow this route or go with Cego?
 

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Originally Posted by lockey2k
I picked up a Canali shirt at FB for $125 and had the sleeves tailored. Should I follow this route or go with Cego?

Go whichever way leads you to the fit you desire. Only you can make that decision; the members here can only suggest, but you must make the decision. Carl's shirts will definitely fit better than Canali. Any bespoke/MTM shirt will.
 

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