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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Dr Diversity, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Dr Diversity

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    With a potential new job looming I am looking to replace my shirt stock. Not looking to spend a lot of money per item but want a bit of quality. I don't want it to go see through after a couple of machine washes. Prefer mostly cotton. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Mep

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    what sort of budget...I usually use Pinks or T M Lewin at about £40 a shirt....very good quality that will last for ages. For something cheaper, Next do shirts in something called techno cotton or something like that....real easy to iron, nice quality and only about £20 a shirt.
     
  3. Ian J

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    Have a look in TK Maxx if you have one locally. Last week I noticed that they were selling Stephens Brothers shirts at greatly reduced prices, amongst other stuff
     
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    Do you have a "Retail Outlet" anywhere near your - we have one of those discount designer villages near us - a couple of the shops sell decent quality shirts for 2 for £35 etc.
     
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    TM Lewin here aswell - great shirts and wash and iron really well - :thumbsup:

    Dal
     
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    This company:
    http://www.savilerowco.com/

    for excellent quality shirts in the style of your choice and about half the price of TM Lewin etc. :smashin:
     
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    I cant fault ASDA - George. £4.00 for a nice crisp work shirt. I usually replace work shirts every six months....so cheap as chips!

    Pete.
     
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    Thanks Pete, how good are they? Are they 65% cotton? Saw some for £16 in there, complete with cheesey tie. Dispose of the tie and they could be OK. Need to find a way to buy with out the fancy box and tie. M&S and BHS seem to be about the same price
     
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    I second ASDA, but try Primark as well. Again, i had no complaints about quality or longevity after repeated washing.

    In my old job, I had to wear a shirt and tie, but was also often in the lab hand-building speaker units with various exotic glues. When you get a quick drying cyanoacrylate all up your sleeve, it's easier to throw the shirt away when it's only cost you a fiver!
     
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    They sell a cheaper range unboxed in slip packaging. In fact various prices. Happy to spend £4.00 on half a dozen throw away shirts.
     
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    Muji have some excellent shirts at the moment for about 25quid although depending on the job they may not be austere enough.
     
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    I am looking for something that will look OK with or without the suit jacket on. Will always be with a tie and preferably cuff links.
     
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    to my mind if you are going to be wearing cuff links you should go for double cuff shirts.....but you may not find them at the prices people are mentioning here. The 'Next' ones I mentioned above do have the double cuffs. They also don't crease.
     
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    Started new job last week 5 new shirts 4 £20 Asda
    And I am the best dressed person here! :cool:

    £40 for a work shirt, 1 day maybe but ill have the best damm car and HC before that! :)
     
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    Never sure about double cuffs. I used to think that men with short arms used them to make the sleeves fit :) Really.

    Looks like I will be off to Asda in the near future....
     
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    :D just stick to buttons then...nothing looks worse than cufflinks AND buttons...one or the other
     
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    Tesco are decent too.
     
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    I get most of my shirts in the Next sale. They have them about every 4 - 6 months and they shirts are around a tenner each.

    Really good quality at a good price. You may need to get there fairly early though, but not amongst the sad muppets who are queuing at 7.00am. Stroll along at lunchtime and you should be able to pick up loads.

    Don't think I have bought a full price work shirt in about 4 years...
     
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    Yup - have to tenth Next shirts for good quality and reasonable prices - the stock in trade type rather than the ones for the meetings with the big bosses
     
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    I've never particularly liked Next shirts, although they can be picked up fairly cheaply in the sales I find them to be cut really badly and just don't fit. Maybe I'm an odd shape though. :)
     
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    Debenhams own brand shirts - normally branded as "The Ultimate Shirt" are good.
     
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    :D one of us must be....they fit me fine!
     
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    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned good old Marks & Spencers.

    But then I have unfeasibly long arms so their 2" longer range are amongst the few high street shirts that fit me well.
     
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