white herringbone dress shirt with point collar

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by lightbeard, May 19, 2019.

  1. lightbeard

    lightbeard Starting Member

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    Where can a white dress shirt be found with the following features under $150?
    • herringbone weave
    • barrel cuffs
    • point collar
    I checked CTShirts, Brooks Brothers, Kamakura, and even Eton with no luck. Why is this combination so hard to find - is it some kind of faux pas? I'm looking for a pointed collar because I have a beard and round face.
     
  2. SG_67

    SG_67 Connoisseur

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    I honestly have never understood the notion of wearing a particular collar if one has a particular shape to his face or a beard. A medium spread collar, I argue, looks good >90% of the time.

    You can certainly find what you’re looking for, though. The problem becomes when you have specific criteria coupled with a price ceiling.

    As much as I loath online made to measure, you might be able to find what you’re looking for there. Perhaps other members have had good luck with a few and can help.
     
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  3. paxonus

    paxonus Senior Member

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    Try Propercloth. I just had them make me a shirt and the result is great.
     
  4. Charles Dana

    Charles Dana Honors Member

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    Joseph Turner has the type of shirt you're looking for. The collar isn't as spread as it appears in the online photo; it just seems to be spread because the shirt, in the photo, is folded and flattened.

    Three shirts for $120.00.

    I have some Joseph Turner tattersall shirts. They're fine.

    https://usa.josephturner.co.uk
     
  5. DaveTrader

    DaveTrader Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Nordstrom house brand. I have the exact shirt you described.
     
  6. JBierly

    JBierly Advanced Member

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    I think you are correct on 90 pct of people. I think there are some outliers - people with particularly long thin faces or very round faces where it might matter. However, I am firmly convinced that long necks need a longer higher collar (that's me). I didn't really get the collar thing until I started buying bespoke shirts and was fitted by someone who really knows his shirts.
     
  7. SG_67

    SG_67 Connoisseur

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    That’s a good point about the length of the neck.

    Just curious, can a shirt constructed with a higher collar have a medium spread? In other words, is it possible to have a higher collar and yet still be able to select between the variety of spreads?
     
  8. JBierly

    JBierly Advanced Member

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    Probably all but the widest spread would look fine.
     
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  9. lightbeard

    lightbeard Starting Member

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    Thanks everyone for the insightful help as usual. Reporting back with what I decided to go with.

    After researching online MTM, I found out that Deo Veritas has their highest end herringbone weave on sale at $50 off right now. That coupled with their newsletter discount code resulted in the following shirt for $130:

    • 100% Italian Cotton by Tessitura Monti
    • 2 Ply - 140 Thread Count - Herringbone Weave
    • Concealed Button Down Collar
    • Sewn Interlining (non-fused)
    • Fly Front Placket
    • Mother of Pearl Buttons
    Seems like good value to me.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2019

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