Mercer & Sons: The Blue ODBD.

paxonus

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I bought my first Mercer in January. They offer a 25% discount on one shirt for first time buyers. It takes a few weeks for delivery, but it is well worth the wait. I agree fully with the Keikari article. I doubt there is a better shirt at this price. I will definitely be buying more. Don't believe all the fuss about how baggy they are. If you are going to buy your first one, try one in the standard fit. If it is too loose, just wear it under a jacket.
 

katch

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Mercer vs Michael Spencer? I believe MS runs a sale once a year bringing their price to < $100. I like that you can add some features such as flap pocket and locker loop.
 

paxonus

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Mercer vs Michael Spencer? I believe MS runs a sale once a year bringing their price to < $100. I like that you can add some features such as flap pocket and locker loop.
I don't have a Spencer. Is the material comparable?
 

Fading Fast

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For those familiar with Mercer, MS and BB - how does the Mercer or MS blue compare in color tone to BB? BB's blue is a very grey blue and I find I am often disappointed in other company's blue OCBD because they are more true blue or even light blue - not that their's are wrong and BB is right, it's just that I prefer the grey-blue of BB's OCBD
 
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Ole Hickory

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Mercer’s Blue Oxford Cloth is 2-3 shades lighter. It’s an entirely different Blue compared to BB.
 

Semper Jeep

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I've never heard anything but positive reviews of Mercer's shirts. Maybe I'll finally make the plunge. I've been wanting an OCBD in a university stripe other than blue or pink/light red and Mercer offers a few different color options that are never offered by J. Press or BB.
 

gamma68

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I might splurge on a Mercer OCBD, too. I've always been disappointed in the BB pink OCBD. The color is too intense. Anyone know how the Mercer pink compares?