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Re: GQ - New Brooks Brothers Oxford Shirt
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2016, 12:51:34 PM »
No way I'm going to pay 175 € plus taxes just for a OCBD plain blue/white shirt, even it's Brooks Bros and made in USA. The same fabric is used for well done BD shirts by other makers and they offer them for less than 100 €, sometimes for much less (Lean Garments is a good example). And why do they toy with classic details like the pocket (tho I know it suits you better, Rod  ;) )? Gant has reissued their classic OCBD without fussing with the true and tested staple (well, truth is they've dispensed with the pocket in the slimmer fits) and it's cheaper.

Just wait for the outlets to get them in

Nah, what I need now is a nice university stripe number, with pocket of course.

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Re: GQ - New Brooks Brothers Oxford Shirt
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2016, 12:54:58 PM »
No way I'm going to pay 175 € plus taxes just for a OCBD plain blue/white shirt, even it's Brooks Bros and made in USA. The same fabric is used for well done BD shirts by other makers and they offer them for less than 100 €, sometimes for much less (Lean Garments is a good example). And why do they toy with classic details like the pocket (tho I know it suits you better, Rod  ;) )? Gant has reissued their classic OCBD without fussing with the true and tested staple (well, truth is they've dispensed with the pocket in the slimmer fits) and it's cheaper.

Just wait for the outlets to get them in

Nah, what I need now is a nice university stripe number, with pocket of course.

I got really lucky a few years ago and picked up one of their heritage line university stripe shirts in the York outlet. Reduced to £20. I nearly tripped over myself paying for it and getting out of the shop quickly.
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Re: GQ - New Brooks Brothers Oxford Shirt
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2016, 12:59:47 PM »
Why? Were you afraid that they had made a mistake with the price tag?  ;)

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Re: GQ - New Brooks Brothers Oxford Shirt
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2016, 01:01:24 PM »
Why? Were you afraid that they had made a mistake with the price tag?  ;)

Yep, id been working in London that week and had a pint with a few mod scene mate. Few of them really into their Ivy League stuff and one of them had mentioned these shirts and how hard they were to find. Couldnt believe my luck.
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Re: GQ - New Brooks Brothers Oxford Shirt
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2016, 01:13:11 PM »
Syd have you looked at Kamakura? Their standard line is around $79 and they are very popular with the 'collar roll geeks' out there!

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Re: GQ - New Brooks Brothers Oxford Shirt
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2016, 03:29:48 PM »
Syd have you looked at Kamakura? Their standard line is around $79 and they are very popular with the 'collar roll geeks' out there!

Rod, take a look al the WAYW thread. That one was a present from my brother, he bought it in NY and I'm very pleased with it. But buying from them online is far from cheap: to the taxes (21 % VAT in Spain plus customs) you have to add the shipping costs (from Japan no less!)

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Re: GQ - New Brooks Brothers Oxford Shirt
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2016, 04:58:51 PM »
Syd have you looked at Kamakura? Their standard line is around $79 and they are very popular with the 'collar roll geeks' out there!

I just looked at the site, like the collars on the dress shirts,too.
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Re: GQ - New Brooks Brothers Oxford Shirt
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2016, 06:49:37 PM »
BB my default work shirts

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Re: GQ - New Brooks Brothers Oxford Shirt
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2016, 07:17:03 PM »
BB is almost the only ones I use for work, but the new/old OCBD color range is limited...
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Re: GQ - New Brooks Brothers Oxford Shirt
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2016, 09:13:55 AM »
BB is almost the only ones I use for work, but the new/old OCBD color range is limited...

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