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where to get good, moderately priced gingham, houndstooth, and herringbone shirts


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Jun 13, 2008
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Hullo SW&D,

As some of you might have gathered from my previous posts, I'm a high school kid who's starting to try to dress better. Well, today, I picked up New Cures and a very slim H&M peacoat. I also have passably mediocre shoes and a solid collection of basic tees in basic, dark colors.

I figured that I might as well start thinking getting some clothes with actual character to them. I thought some slim-fitting (and when I say slim, I mean seriously narrow) button-ups would be a good place to start. I rather like the gingham, houndstooth, and herringbone ones that the model over on the self edge website are wearing. Hell, I even like J. Press Gingham sport shirts, but they'd probably not be slim enough.

Any suggestions for moderately priced (pricier than H&M, but preferably not much more than ~$75) shirts like those I described? I'm also open to suggestions for any other shirts with the same "classic Ivy League vibe," that aren't in the exact patterns I mentioned.

Thanks much,


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Jun 16, 2008
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If you're thinking Ivy League, Rugby Ralph Lauren is having a sale on shirts. And if you type in hol2008 when you check out, you can get 30% off everything.

If you're in Chicago, you could do good for yourself just by looking around town. Barneys CO-OP might have good sales this season, although I don't know if the shirts go under $75.

If you go to Filene's Basement or Loehmann's, you might get lucky and find some decent slim fit shirts as well. I find DKNY and John Varvatos shirts to be fairly slim and they may just barely slip into your prace range if you look for them.


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Aug 23, 2007
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This would be a great question for the "small questions" thread.

For gingham, Ben Sherman is good. warriorclothing.org carries the ones you want (i.e. non-amjack)

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