What Are Your Favorite RTW Shirt Brands?

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  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What are your top three favorite RTW shirt brands? (Not MTM or bespoke please)

    I've been searching lately for the closest to perfect RTW shirts and I would like to know what most SFer's are buying when not getting MTM or bespoke.
     


  2. DerekS

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    my favorite is old Borrellis. Other than that, the rest of my closet of shirting is Charvet, T&A, and Ermenigildo Zegna with a handful of other random brands.
     


  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So, if you were going out today to buy new shirts, and to pay retail prices, what would be the three brands that you would choose from?
     


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    I would do TM Lewin or CT or BB ESF. But I'm cheap [​IMG]
     


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    Emma Willis or Hilditch & Key, depending on how flush I am feeling at the time...(sorry, can't decide on a third)
     


  6. DerekS

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    So, if you were going out today to buy new shirts, and to pay retail prices, what would be the three brands that you would choose from?

    PAY RETAIL PRICES?!?!?! who the hell does that?! hehehe

    if Im paying retail, id honestly go with CT or T&A. If borrelli was still making top notch stuff, theyd be on the list as well.

    whew. ya got me all choked up with that retail price bullsh!t. good grief. [​IMG]
     


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    Finamore then Kiton...
     


  8. DerekS

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    Finamore then Kiton...

    I must try these.....gah. I like to think i have some pretty great shirting...but nothing from kiton or finamore...and finamore looks freaking gorgeous.
     


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    H&K, T&A and Pink...
     


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    T&A H&K
    Drakes, the tie folks, made some of my favorite shirts,
    purchased at Barneys, but that was years ago.

    (Oh, you said retail prices. Hmm, all mine were bought on sale)
     


  11. Klobber

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    Top 3? Depends dress or casual?

    Casual:
    Etro, Robert Graham, just love these. For a third, perhaps Hermes with their brass buttons [​IMG]

    Dress:
    Top 3 for me by small margins would be Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Charvet, Kiton.

    Lots of other good shirt makers just as nice or nicer than these, as one poster said earlier, Finamore are world class. Barbera, Brioni, and Borrelli also make smoking hot shirts. Isaia are pretty damn good shirts also. Loro Piana = not too shabby on the shirts either. Lets not forget staples like Turnbull Asser, Brooks Brothers, and Dunhill complement any office based wardrobe.

    pocketsquareguy, you are mean for restricting us to just 3 choices!
     


  12. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Of the ones I have (I don't have or haven't yet tried some of those listed):

    E. Zegna
    Paul Smith
    Etro
    Eton
     


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    T&A. RMW sometimes.
     


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    I think a hugely important parameter here is how well it fits you OTR. So my recommendation might be crap for you.

    That said, Charles Tyrwhitt's slim-fit shirts basically fit like they were made for me. Quality's pretty nice. CT slim are the only shirts I can wear OTR with no tailoring required whatsoever.
     


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    Emmett

    H&K

    Emma Willis (sale time only)
     


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