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Old 06-11-10, 07:50 AM   #1
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where would you recommend I go for a new white dress shirt? I have access to 2 malls and several national dept. stores.
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Go to a Sears and buy the Land's End shirts. If they don't have your size, you can order at the store and get free shipping to your home address. They look good and wear well.
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Men's Wearhouse.
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If you need something good, then MW is the place to go.
If quality isn't the concern and you just need an "emergency shirt" (forgot to pack one for a conference, etc.) then Kohl's is an OK option for inexpensive stuff. But it won't last.
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West of Boston?

Can you get to Jos.A. Banks in either Needham or Burlington? They always have some kind of sale going on and I've been very happy with their dress shirts.
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Natick / Framingham right now. Mens Wearhouse; Sears & Target are good ...
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it's gotta be a really nice white shirt for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah ... looking for a fitted shirt or to get it altered so its not too blousy ... there's gonna be dancing without the jacket ...
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Just don't don't go to Sears when your wife tells you to go to Cox for a seersucker suit.
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it's gotta be a really nice white shirt for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah ... looking for a fitted shirt or to get it altered so its not too blousy ... there's gonna be dancing without the jacket ...
barneys. brooks brothers. macys. saks 5th avenue. white dress shirts aren't exactly difficult to find.
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If you need something good, then MW is the place to go.
If quality isn't the concern and you just need an "emergency shirt" (forgot to pack one for a conference, etc.) then Kohl's is an OK option for inexpensive stuff. But it won't last.
Ugh...Kohl's. My entire family loves that store and gets me gift certificates there every Chanukah. I finally found some pants that fit me there in January. They started falling apart by February.

When I tried to exchange them, they said that the exact style wasn't in stock and I was S-O-L.

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it's gotta be a really nice white shirt for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah ... looking for a fitted shirt or to get it altered so its not too blousy ... there's gonna be dancing without the jacket ...
Definitely Men's Wearhouse or Dillards. They have tailors on staff. You can always take it to an independent tailor, as well.
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it's gotta be a really nice white shirt for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah ... looking for a fitted shirt or to get it altered so its not too blousy ... there's gonna be dancing without the jacket ...
Oh, in that case, you have good suggestions already. I haven't been to Mens Wearhouse much, but I've liked it the one or two times. You could try Syms, too. Are you near Norwood? Syms is excellent.

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Oh, stretch before you do the obligatory B'nai Mitzvot limbo at the reception.
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thanks we're all gonna need a vacation after this. my son's was a piece of cake but my daughter's is another story ... 2 dresses; 2 hairstyles; night party instead of right after service ... love her to pieces though. when she gets married it won't be this time of year if I have anything to say about it (but I won't). Men's wearhouse is coming out ahead due to the inhouse tailor ... Kaching! (so what else is new) I've got a cheap bike but a wicked nice white shirt! hahaha
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not even gonna try the limbo! (this 51 yr old knows better than that!)
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thanks we're all gonna need a vacation after this. my son's was a piece of cake but my daughter's is another story ... 2 dresses; 2 hairstyles; night party instead of right after service ... love her to pieces though. when she gets married it won't be this time of year if I have anything to say about it (but I won't). Men's wearhouse is coming out ahead due to the inhouse tailor ... Kaching! (so what else is new) I've got a cheap bike but a wicked nice white shirt! hahaha
Man, a tailored shirt is so nice. You're gonna fall in love!
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"You're gonna fall in love!"

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Honestly the "nicest" dress shirts I've ever bought were from express and they aren't really that great. The best fitting dress shirts I own are the merona shirts from target and they seem to be pretty good quality. And they're only around $20. I get the ones with measurements instead of the S/M/L sized ones. They seem to be fitted rather than having a classic baggier fit that the s/m/L ones have.
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$65 later, I've got one nice fitted shirt!

Mens Wearhouse got my money this time. The service was helpful too!
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Honestly the "nicest" dress shirts I've ever bought were from express and they aren't really that great. The best fitting dress shirts I own are the merona shirts from target and they seem to be pretty good quality. And they're only around $20. I get the ones with measurements instead of the S/M/L sized ones. They seem to be fitted rather than having a classic baggier fit that the s/m/L ones have.
In my experience, a shirt is one of those things where you get what you pay for.
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I've bought plenty of $50+ dollar shirts and have never been happier than I am with the target shirts. I even put a black one through hell when I was working as a cook. It was a more upscale restaurant and the sous chef and myself were expected to look nice because we could be seen from the main dining area. It's still as shiny and new as the day I bought it even after being machine washed a countless number of times. I wore another black shirt that I got from Gap at least one day a week while I was cooking pretty much only because I felt bad for the other shirt. It's now dark gray and barely long enough to tuck in. And I never really liked how it fit anyway. I'm not saying there should be something great about shirts from Gap but I payed $55 bucks for the damn thing.

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