$200 for a casual button down?!?!?!

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    Oct 06, 2012 6:57 PM GMT
    I really need to work on a timeless wardrobe, but I'm not sure where to start shopping. Any suggestions?
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    Oct 06, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
    what kind of style are you going for?
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    Oct 06, 2012 7:03 PM GMT
    Something like this maybe? I'm guessing Nordstrom Rack, something comfortable and professional.

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    Oct 06, 2012 7:14 PM GMT
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/brooks-brothers-slim-fit-sport-shirt/3274967?origin=category&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=0
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    Oct 06, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    Just for the hell of it, check out some local Goodwill type shops near you.
    Most stick their nose up at the thought, but I've REAPED some great, EXPENSIVE, new-looking clothes at a fraction of the department store cost.
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    Oct 06, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    Jcrew? Banana republic? H&M? Express? Armani Exchange? ESPRIT? Bloomingdale's?
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    Oct 06, 2012 8:33 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidJust for the hell of it, check out some local Goodwill type shops near you.
    Most stick their nose up at the thought, but I've REAPED some great, EXPENSIVE, new-looking clothes at a fraction of the department store cost.

    Yep ... you'd be surprised what rich people give away. But there is also a luck factor ... right time, right place.
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    Oct 06, 2012 8:41 PM GMT
    Sooo true, goodwill has some good ish. But tj maxx- I mean dayuuum
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    Oct 06, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    Brooks Bros is the old standard. I go there rarely since I retired, but wait for sales or try their outlet stores. Always a classic look.
    I have bought a few "designer" things over the years, but mostly it's a waste of money. If it were better quality, maybe it would be worth it. till, once in a while it's fun to treat yourself to something special.
    I agree with the poster who mentioned second-hand stores. You can get some great high-quality stuff there. Rich folks clean out their closets and dump great suits and sport clothes there. My favorite for a long time was one at an Episopal Church. Lots of great stuff!
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    Oct 06, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    I have in the past spent anywhere from $10 to $400 on a work shirt.

    My current favorites are Brooks Brothers "no iron" shirts. They're not really completely no iron but they only take a quick touch up and they're good to go. Saves a lot of money on laundry bills.

    And they're affordable! They can be as little as $50ish apiece during the right sale.
  • Webster666

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    Oct 06, 2012 10:38 PM GMT
    mikeinslc saidSomething like this maybe? I'm guessing Nordstrom Rack, something comfortable and professional.

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    Just my opinion, but that looks like "Grandpa" clothes.
    Check out "Lands End" for reasonably priced clothing, that's good quality, and looks good. I wouldn't buy a suit from them. But, I have lots of really nice dress shirts from them. Great belts, too.
  • amidon7

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    Oct 06, 2012 11:24 PM GMT
    Webster666 said
    mikeinslc saidSomething like this maybe? I'm guessing Nordstrom Rack, something comfortable and professional.

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    Just my opinion, but that looks like "Grandpa" clothes.
    Check out "Lands End" for reasonably priced clothing, that's good quality, and looks good. I wouldn't buy a suit from them. But, I have lots of really nice dress shirts from them. Great belts, too.


    For what it's worth, I like the shirt in the image - sans the button down collar and perhaps with a slimmer fit. That said, I have a plaid fetish.
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    Oct 06, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
    American tailor made... or sweat shop general sized button down?
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    Oct 06, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
    There is no reason you should have to pay $200 for a shirt. You can buy an whole outfit, including shoes, for that much if you look around. But I agree, Express & H & M should have some great clothes that look professional yet stylish. Try those out...
  • amidon7

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    Oct 06, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    I miss H&M
    .. and Next.
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    Oct 07, 2012 12:19 AM GMT
    Good sales at Joseph Banks.
  • FlexFitGuy

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    Oct 07, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    Not a fan of buttons on the collar. Seems very junior high.
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    Oct 07, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    Awww.. you'd look cute in that. :3 I'm no fashion expert but I'll tell ya if you look good in it or not. ;D
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    Oct 07, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    Land's End @ Sears. I love their shirts and there are sales. They look just as good as Faconnable and Billy Reid (both available at Nordstrom) at a fraction of the cost.

    I love shirts period but learned that $200 is not practical. I sweat through them too quickly.

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    Oct 07, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
    oh honey, go to Savers, go to Goodwill, go to Crossroads Trading in San Francisco - just go to second hand stores and find yourself and your style!
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    Oct 07, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
    darius30 saidLand's End @ Sears. I love their shirts and there are sales. They look just as good as Faconnable and Billy Reid (both available at Nordstrom) at a fraction of the cost.

    I love shirts period but learned that $200 is not practical. I sweat through them too quickly.



    I used to love Sears actually, but I couldnt find much of anything I liked last time around.
  • Timbales

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    Oct 07, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    try Eddie Bauer
  • FRE0

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    Oct 07, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    Webster666 said
    mikeinslc saidSomething like this maybe? I'm guessing Nordstrom Rack, something comfortable and professional.

    6950539.jpg



    Just my opinion, but that looks like "Grandpa" clothes.
    Check out "Lands End" for reasonably priced clothing, that's good quality, and looks good. I wouldn't buy a suit from them. But, I have lots of really nice dress shirts from them. Great belts, too.


    Which reminds me: Why don't they have older models? When clothing is modeled only by younger guys, some of us older men wonder whether it would be appropriate for us. We older men also buy clothing, something that clothing manufacturers seem to overlook.
  • metta

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    Oct 07, 2012 6:48 AM GMT
    Have you tried Gilt?:

    http://www.gilt.com/sale/men

    Some of their stuff is always expensive but you I sometimes find a good deal.
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    Oct 07, 2012 8:25 AM GMT
    Jackthreads.com is awesome!