• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

where to buy shirts

sartorially senseless

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2006
Messages
105
Reaction score
0
hey guys, looking for some advice on where to pick up some shirts. i dont want to spend more than say $30-$40cdn a shirt, but obviously want to pick up the best quality/fit/cut shirt that i can.

any advice is welcome.
 

Spencer Young

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2005
Messages
316
Reaction score
0
That's a pretty strict budget. I'd probably go to secondhand shops and the like. Hopefully you could find a decent shirt (Banana Republic or so) and then have it tailored to fit.
 

jml90

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
1,595
Reaction score
1
Try Marshall's TjMaxx etc. Macy's is also a fine choice for that price may not be top quality but they get the job done.
 

Tomasso

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
4,078
Reaction score
13
Originally Posted by sartorially senseless
i dont want to spend more than say $30-$40cdn a shirt

I would add TJ Maxx, FB and Marshall's. And Ebay. Are you in Canada?
 

sartorially senseless

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2006
Messages
105
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by Tomasso
I would add TJ Maxx, FB and Marshall's. And Ebay. Are you in Canada?

yah in canada, ive hit up the winners here, tj maxx and ross dress for less down the states, and might hit up the outlet malls in seattle soon.

ebay, ive always questioned if something is real or not, but if you are paying under 40 i guess it doesnt really matter???

what would you suggest is the minimum then to get a half decent shirt that will last/look good.
 

JordanB

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2006
Messages
267
Reaction score
0
The only problem is that you seem a little unclear of your size. 15.5 to 16 can be a large range. If you're really a 16, 15.5 will be way too tight. If you're really a 15.5, you'll look silly in a 16. I'd go to a decent store to at least get measured and maybe buy one nice shirt. Then get the others at a TJ Maxx sort of store.
 

Tomasso

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
4,078
Reaction score
13
Originally Posted by sartorially senseless

what would you suggest is the minimum then to get a half decent shirt that will last/look good.


I think that you can get a serviceable shirt for $40(sales, discounters) but the fit may be problematic. But then fit can be an issue for a $500 OTR shirt, as well.
 

chicagobull

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2006
Messages
53
Reaction score
0
I like Nordstrom Brand shirts, as well as Michael Kors for a good shirt that can be found under $40. Stay away from Express and Kenneth Cole. They may look nice, but quality is an issue with both if you plan on wearing these for work.

Your best bet is to check out Nordstrom Rack if they have them in your area. They have a great variety, and quality brands. Or, find a brand with a cut that you really like, then buy a bunch of their shirts when they go on sale. Also, Charles Tyrwhitt has a sale right now, with plenty of items at $39-49.

Oops. u are in Canada.. not sure about the conversion rate currently, but check out Nordstrom Rack if u get the chance
 

sartorially senseless

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2006
Messages
105
Reaction score
0
i asked a question a while back on the Charles Tyrwhitt and got mixed responses. I re-read that same thread and it contained a suggestion for the TM Lewin shirts. im leaing towards picking up some tm lewin shirts

as for the 15.5-16 comment, it depends really on the shirt maker. some shirts like the hugo boss fit well at 16, while others like the harry rosen house brand fit better at 15.5
 

rgpuppy

Active Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2006
Messages
40
Reaction score
0
i would suggest Jos A Banks...particularly if you need a full cut shirt, although their new Joseph line is a very nice trim fit.

Last weekend i picked up 3 shirts for a total of $98.00...i am sure you can get the same deal through the web site or catalog.
 

johnpemberton

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2006
Messages
270
Reaction score
0
Try my store, I am within your budget, and have 50+ shirts listing next week too (at least 20 Hugo Boss shirts - lovely modern styles).

John
 

lawyerdad

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
24,405
Reaction score
10,480
Online shirtmakers Jantzen and Baron Boutique and get you mtm shirts roughly in your price range.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 32 3.8%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 144 17.1%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 281 33.3%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 132 15.6%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 71 8.4%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 49 5.8%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 25 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 22 2.6%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.0%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 8 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 9 1.1%
  • 100+

    Votes: 54 6.4%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
429,308
Messages
9,231,566
Members
193,790
Latest member
dorothyJessica
Top