Who makes a quality men's dress shirt these days?

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  1. JMeister

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    I used to buy Macy's house brand but these days they are look very cheap.

    What brands are decent these days?
     
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    The private label at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus are nice for the price.
     
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    I like the John W. Nordstrom label at Nordstrom, but because I have a fat neck, long arms but minimal love-handles, I have to have the sides taken in.

    So, I've switched. I get Southwick/Brooks Bros. "digital tailoring" or Graham and Gunn/HMX or Indi. It works out to about $10-20 more per shirt than better department store brands + alterations, and my shirts look *sharp*.

    Costco is currently running a test of the HMX program:

    Costco A Men's Custom Suiting Event With Savings Starting at 40%.

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    I've started getting my dress shirts custom made by Tom James. The off-the-rack shirts are too baggy around the waist, even the slim or ultra-slim lines from the likes of Calvin Klein or Brooks Brothers.
     
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    i been getting brooks brothers slim cut and like em a lot. Feel well made. And just the right thickness.
     
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    I order online from Lands End. perfect fit and quality fabric. Dont spend so much for a designer label.
     
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    Honestly the best I have seen are Facconable, Ted Baker, and Brooks Brothers. Brooks Brothers are definitely more conservative but the quality is unbeatable. Also Lacoste shirts are amazing. Their button downs and their polos never fade, it is amazing. All of the brands are a little more expensive, but worth every penny
     
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    Pretty much all my shirts are from Encore, the quality is top of the line however most of their designs are a bit more casual
     
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    Land's End.
     
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    I am a huge Geoffrey Beene fan, I can always find great ties to go with the shirts.

    I believe that Macy's still carries that brand, but i'm not 100% sure.
     
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    Lands End does have a good shirt but they seem to have more of the button down variety and not much of the spread collar shirts. They use to have custom shirts that I bought for many years. You give them your neck and shirt length and belly/chest measurements and you get a shirt that fits incredibly well. But they did away with it for some reason.

    Besides Lands End I go to Marshalls or Steinmart for shirts. I don't need the high end shirts anymore so those usually do the trick.
     
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    The Indi shirts are made on the same platform (Archetype) as the Lands End and Penneys made-to-measure program.
     
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    Love Lands End. Otherwise, I hit Marshall's.

    Boden has nice shirts (colors and patterns) if you can get them on sale. Very spendy otherwise (for me).
     
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    Try Lands' End, Brooks Brothers, or (sometimes) L. L. Bean.
     
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    Marshalls.
     
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    Look up your area Tom James representative. They make excellent custom shirts; they also have some ready-to-wear shirts. You can select your own fabric, collar and cuff options. They aren't inexpensive, but they wear well, are timeless is style and a good investment.
     
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    I'm a big Tom James fan. Great quality, about the same price as high-end off-the-rack clothes.
     
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    If you're looking for something off the rack, I've been pleasantly surprised by Nordstrum's Smartcare dress shirts. They are very well made and very comfortable and you can usually find them for around $65 -$80. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for when it comes to men's dress shirts.
     
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