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Reasonably priced non-iron shirts?

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I am in the market for some decent non-iron dress shirts. Tried out the slim cuts from BB, seems like they are still too "boxy" for me. I have my sight on Lands End tailor cut, or Jos a Bank tailor cut, are these slimmer than BB slim cut?

The non-iron shirts I have right now are BB 346 line shirts, the fabric seems really rough and thick. Is that normal? Can I get non-iron shirts with thinner fabric?
 

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I was in the same boat as you, have some JAB and BB and BB 346 slim fit shits, i guess they are okay but farm from the best. There is something i dislike about each of them.

I mostly buy Charles Tyrwhitt non-iron slim fit shirts now, cost roughly $50 a pop, or slightly less on year-end clearance, and they are by far my favorite shirts. I think many people here will agree if that is your price point. Some will recommend TM Lewin but i was very unimpressed with my recent order from them.
 

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Originally Posted by bjornb17
I was in the same boat as you, have some JAB and BB and BB 346 slim fit shits, i guess they are okay but farm from the best. There is something i dislike about each of them.

I mostly buy Charles Tyrwhitt non-iron slim fit shirts now, cost roughly $50 a pop, or slightly less on year-end clearance, and they are by far my favorite shirts. I think many people here will agree if that is your price point. Some will recommend TM Lewin but i was very unimpressed with my recent order from them.


Which fit Charles Tyrwhitt shirts should I get? Slim fit or tailor fit? Are their slim fits slimmer than the BB slim fits? The BB ones are really too big for me.

ps: it seems they don't make tailored fit non-iron shirts?
 

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Originally Posted by bubblegum
Which fit Charles Tyrwhitt shirts should I get? Slim fit or tailor fit? Are their slim fits slimmer than the BB slim fits? The BB ones are really too big for me.

ps: it seems they don't make tailored fit non-iron shirts?


Get the CT slim fit. They are quite a bit more slim that the BB slim fit shirts, but not overly so. They are just about perfect on me. I haven't tried the CT tailored fit since they are not offered in non-iron fabric. The CT non iron slim fit shirts have a nice array of patterns, and don't wrinkle during the day, but they do benefit from a quit run-down with an iron before wearing (as does any non-iron shirt).

If you only want to try out one shirt to see if you like it, I bet you can e-mail them and ask, and they will sell it to you for $50 with free shipping (as opposed to $69 and $14 shipping) if they think it will help them get a customer. That's what I did last year.
 

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Buy the bb extra slim fit
 

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Originally Posted by bjornb17
Get the CT slim fit. They are quite a bit more slim that the BB slim fit shirts, but not overly so. They are just about perfect on me. I haven't tried the CT tailored fit since they are not offered in non-iron fabric. The CT non iron slim fit shirts have a nice array of patterns, and don't wrinkle during the day, but they do benefit from a quit run-down with an iron before wearing (as does any non-iron shirt).

If you only want to try out one shirt to see if you like it, I bet you can e-mail them and ask, and they will sell it to you for $50 with free shipping (as opposed to $69 and $14 shipping) if they think it will help them get a customer. That's what I did last year.


great advice thanks.
 

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Get a girlfriend who will iron your shirts. Non-iron shirts blow.

xoxohth, friend.
 

bjornb17

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Originally Posted by Imperator
Get a girlfriend who will iron your shirts. Non-iron shirts blow.

xoxohth, friend.


I dont mind the ironing, its just the wrinkles that from during the day! I am a bit OCD and it drives me insane.
 

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Originally Posted by Imperator
Get a girlfriend who will iron your shirts. Non-iron shirts blow.

xoxohth, friend.


Too young for gf, married.
 

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In terms of feel, the JAB traveller shirts are the best ones I have tried. But they are still too boxy for me (5'6" 10" drop). I had them tailored and I wear them pretty regularly because I'm lazy and don't feel like ironing. I know, I know...

The Paul Frederick shirts were a great compromise in feel, fit, and price. I think I spent maybe $30 ish on each shirt. They are very nicely fitted and I'm actually pleased enough with the cut that I haven't bothered to alter them or give them away. Feel isn't so nice though, but thats ok, I hardly notice it with an undershirt on.

I have not tried CT or TML. I wouldn't buy the LE, but with their generous return policy, its not a huge risk.
 

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I've bought a number of Eton shirts that I quite like. The price point is quite a bit higher but the fabric and quality are first rate.

Also, their process of producing non-iron fabric is different from other brands...check their web site for an explanation if you're interested as I don't understand the intricacies of it but it does seem to produce shirts that are less stiff/coarse than other non-iron shirts I've worn.
 

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OP, please define 'reasonably priced'.
 

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+1 on Charles Tyrwhitt for "cheap", slim, non-iron.
 

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