Best Price to Quality Non-Iron White Dress Shirts?

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Just building out my wardrobe for IB and trying to find some good white dress shirts? Any advice on where to go?

I've been thinking doing Uniqlo as I am a slim build. Hoping to spend less than $30/shirt if possible? Any places to buy in bulk for cheap?

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Comments (23)

Jul 8, 2018

Uniqlo are good ones, you barely need to iron them.

Jul 11, 2018
Pan European Monkey:

Uniqlo are good ones, you barely need to iron them.

I'm not sure if you're serious, but if so, I'd be willing to head uptown and check their store out for days in the office when I'm not meeting anyone. From the web, the styles and colors seem reasonable, even the salmon. (Yes, salmon is fine once and a while in the summer with grey pants, just don't make it a habit)

Jul 12, 2018

Wash them, do not use your dryer. Hang them and let them dry. I only have white/light blue ones, they are definitely worth 30$ for the convenience, obviously the fabric wont be as good as a 100$+ shirt but it does the job when you do not have any meeting with clients. You can order them online, uniqlo has some very good basic sutff

Jul 19, 2018

If you ever have to wear jacket & tie and want a shirt that actually fits, any brand that uses S/M/L sizing (like Uniqlo, J. Crew, Banana Republic, etc) will be a total crap shoot. You may get lucky and end up being the body double of the guy they had in mind the they did sizing, but it's much more likely that the neck/sleeves will be wrong, and you never make a good impression with ill-fitting clothes.

If you're in NY, go to the Charles Tyrwhitt store and dial in your fit with collar to the nearest 1/2" and sleeve to the nearest 1", in 4 different fits.

Aug 15, 2018

Uniqlo are awesome.

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Aug 16, 2018

Unfortunately they dont have super long sleeves for me but they are great otherwise.

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Jul 8, 2018

double post

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Jul 9, 2018

Second-hand shop

Jul 12, 2018

Charles tyrwhitt

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Jul 19, 2018

Charles Tyrwhitt (Extra Slim) and T.M. Lewin (Fitted). They run sales often and you can usually get 3 for $99.

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Jul 19, 2018

If you're really into tailored waist, try the new Charles Tyrwhitt Super Fitted (~2" trimmer waist) or T.M. Lewin Super Fitted (~1.5" trimmer.)

Jul 19, 2018

Honestly man, Charles tyrwhitt... Quality is decent, it's cheap and it's non iron. Win across the board.

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Jul 20, 2018

Who makes decent custom non-iron dress shirts for a half decent price? My neck is fatter than the rest of my body.

Jul 20, 2018

If you want to know the real secret of dress shirts, here is my personal opinion:
The single greatest brand there is is Eton. They are expensive ($200+) but I have many I've used for 6 years and still are great. If you are ever in Europe they are actually only $100-$150 a shirt as there are luxury taxes on them in the US. You can get them annually on the Nordstrom friends and family sale for $150-$175. They can be machine washed/hang dried. I'd highly recommend investing in a few of these shirts.

The second secret - buy a steamer. buy nice shirts so you don't need an iron. A steamer is easily the best thing I've bought for my daily routine.

Non-relevant but important- don't skimp on the quality of things that touch your skin. Towels, bed sheets, toilet paper - spend the money for the high-end stuff - it will make you very happy when you hate your life and/or you have a "friend" over.

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Jul 20, 2018

For all you Charles Tyrwhitt lovers, every time you want to buy the shirts just google one of their competitors "TM Lewin Dress Shirts" for example and one of the ads at the top will be for CT shirts at 3 for $99. I've never paid more than $33/shirt

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Aug 13, 2018

Nice.

Aug 15, 2018

Agree re: Uniqlo. Great silhouette, but not durable long-term. I knew guy who made $20m/year and wore a brand new Uniqlo dress shirt every day (he donated them instead of washing. He also commuted to work by taking his yacht from Westport to 23 St boat basin then jumping in a car)

Second the Charles Tyrwhitt recommendations. For ~$40, the quality is great. Fabric lasts for a long time and you never have to iron. Get a cut slimmer than you normally would: "slim fit" is still pretty baggy, but they have extra slim and super slim.

Aug 21, 2018

which uniqlo shirt are you guys talking about? the collar on their super-non-iron is a bit too long (not a semi-spread at all)

Aug 21, 2018

You're right about the collar. I've worn a lot of these over the years, slightly different texture and collar:

MEN EASY CARE STRETCH SLIM-FIT LONG-SLEEVE SHIRT (S) | UNIQLO US

If you're looking for sharper-looking spread collars, go with these (they look baggy on the site but they're form-fitting IRL):

Men's Super Slim Fit Shirts | Charles Tyrwhitt

Ignore the $110 price tag. Use the trick from @UnbreakableGlass -- search for the competitor and use the Tyrwhitt ad link that appears. At the very least, create a free account and they will immediately spam you with (useful) sales.

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Aug 15, 2018

Uniqlo is by far the best for its price. I'd say they are even better than most shirts that go for $99 a piece.

Aug 16, 2018

uniqlo are good ones.

Aug 22, 2018
Oct 3, 2018
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