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I'm feeling appreciably better than I have for several years and am buying up some clothing. Looking at an Abboud sport coat, a couple shirts, a couple pants from Brooks Brothers, a couple belts, a couple ties, and probably a pair of shoes from the Allen Edmonds factory store in Wisconsin. That's down pat so I need input for casual wear.

I need two button-down dress shirts with no pockets - one black, one white. I didn't see much beyond a Kenneth Cole shirt, until I made the mistake of looking at a Hugo Boss store, then Zenga and Theory at Neiman Marcus. The black Theory shirt is just under $200; the white is just over. I want these, would care for them, and would get plenty of use from them, but while the shirts are sick, so are the prices. Anyone have other brands I should shop?

One shirt I'm eyeing.
 

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Don't even bother with those. Find a local tailor and have a shirt custom made to your shape. There is no comparison between a tailored outfit and an expensive name brand shirt.
 

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For that price I would go custom. I would ask around in your area for decent tailors. Nice custom shirts from decent material range from ~$60 and up.

Edit: Forfend beat me to it.
 

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Hadn't thought about that. I'm from Chicago's north shore; any idea where to go? One thought is Syd Jerome but I'm not sure that's something they do.
 

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If you just need the two shirts, Macy's or Nordstrom's can easily adjust two shirts. Why do you need a black shirt?
 

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It's for casual out-of-office wear; top two buttons left open, sometimes roll up the sleeves a bit. Just always wanted a jet-black shirt and this Theory shirt feels amazing.

Edit: am I wrong to look at these? I know I'm young to look at Zenga and Theory-quality clothing, but I don't get much and take good care of what I own. Figured it would make sense to get something I feel great in and appreciate.
 

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Got the black Theory shirt - it's very fine. Far better than the J-Crew stuff I've been wearing, and it likely won't fall apart after a year the way J-Crew stuff does. Nice to have nice stuff!

Thank you for everyone's input.
 

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Ive gotten a couple shirts from moderntailor.com A bit pricey but well worth it. I have a 16.5" neck and 32/33 length. Ive always had "wing" problem. Blanklabel.com is on the cheaper side for more casual stuff
 
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