lightbeard

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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.
 

SG_67

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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.
 

paxonus

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

Charles Dana

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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
 

DaveTrader

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

JBierly

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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.
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.
 

SG_67

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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.
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?
 

JBierly

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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?
Probably all but the widest spread would look fine.
 

lightbeard

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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.
 
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