What shirt? (Charles Tyrwhitt v Brooks Brothers v TM?)

Same as the title. Which shirt would a nice monkey get?

Shirts preferably uner 45$ a pop.
Charles Tyrwhitt has poor reviews from 2013, wondering whether something has improved/stayed the same since.

TM Lewin has the "nicest" looking shirts to my eyes (placket, fit, etc) but DK

Brooks Brothers is the most expensive. Worth the extra $$$$?

I don't live anywhere near said stores and can't try them on but I'd be a very slim baboon.

Regards and happy Xmas/Holidays! : D

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Dec 20, 2019

Check out State and Liberty - they're more than $45 a pop, but best slim/athletic fit I've found so far.

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Dec 20, 2019

Can highly recommend CT, I haven't worn my TML once since I bought CT. can't speak for Brooks Brothers

Dec 23, 2019

Majority of my closet is CT. Only have good things to say about the fit, quality and customer service.

Jan 18, 2020

Finally got shipment, while I enjoyed the coloring, I am too built for the extra slim AND super slims but by only in the upper thoracic. Which of their fits do you wear? Would you suggest going to the dreaded "slim" fit (based on The Kavalier videos, I assume this is really just billowy for a leaner guy like me), or do you suggest going up half a size?

Thanks in advance.

===A monkey wearing clothes

Jan 20, 2020

Slim fit all the way. Seems to fit fine for me.

Jan 29, 2020

Slim fit 100%.

Get it taken in if it's too baggy. Better that then not having your arms and shoulders fit.

Dec 23, 2019

I have a ton of CT. I don't bring them to a dry cleaner due to the incremental cost, wash myself, so I get new ones sooner rather than later. I think they're pretty decent shirts. Obvious a big difference between those and my Thomas Pink etc shirts, but for the money I'd take them over most in the range.

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Jan 18, 2020

The Charles Tyrwhitt "super slim fit" is REALLY impressive--I didn't expect their shirts to be too tight for me, this is a first (for dress shirts. For Bus Casual it was barely staying together but works I think)

The Extra slim (bulkier than super) was still too tight. Would you go up half an inch in collar size or start buying the bulkier "slim fit"?

--edit: yeah I don't need 90$ shirts and can't afford them now anyway. Thomas Pink is great tho

What fit do you use from Charles Tyrwhitt, if I may ask?

Jan 21, 2020

I think I have the slimmest ones, but I have a large neck size relative to my waist, so that's a necessity for it to fit properly as far as off the rack

Dec 23, 2019

Buy Eton shirts on sale. Much better quality wise and they last forever. Use lyst.com to search.

Dec 23, 2019

Have you tried out Olymp? Im unsure about their popularity outside Germany, but I wear them regularly and enjoy their fit.

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Dec 23, 2019

I personally think CT's micro weave looks much better than BB/TM. Fits better too (slimmer aesthetic)

CT for dailies and Indochino for custom shirts. Enzo/SuitSupply for affordable, good quality suits.

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Dec 26, 2019

The first step to looking good in a dress shirt is finding a brand that was designed with your measurements in mind. CT, TML, and BB each have four different options, but who has the time to try on a dozen options? For a free presonalized recommendation, try http://my.wardrobeessentialist.com/measure

Jan 20, 2020

Not a single mention of Mercer & Sons?

Do you guys just not like the undisputed master of the perfect collar roll?

Jan 26, 2020

Mercer were astronomically expensive bro

Jan 20, 2020

Big advocate for BB here, just my personal preference. They can get pricey at times, but if you're willing to keep an eye out, they have a 4 for $199 sale pretty often where you can snag some nice shirts right around your target $45. Also if by any chance you have an AMEX you can get those puppies with 2 day shipping via shoprunner for $0 so you'll only end up paying around $216 for 4 shirts. A steal in my opinion.

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Jan 29, 2020

My husband likes Jos a bank.. he doesn't get hot/ uncomfortable, they never wrinkle and they always have sales.

Jan 29, 2020
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