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October 19, 2004 8:22 AM   Subscribe

Looking for a good dress shirt? A funny, informative (and slightly old) article about what to look for in a dress shirt.
posted by Outlawyr (8 comments total)
I'm not a man, and I don't wear dress shirts, but this still made me laugh. The other articles in the series are also amusing.
posted by jacquilynne at 10:18 AM on October 19, 2004

Good, informative article. Thanks. (Also: "Take heed people! For fucks sake, please take heed people. Yes, I'm talking to you. Check the collar size before you buy a shirt, you look like an idiot. A blue, slightly suffocated idiot at that.")
posted by fvw at 10:23 AM on October 19, 2004

Good work on the title too Outlawyr.
posted by fvw at 10:25 AM on October 19, 2004

Christmas is just around the corner. . . I would look good in one of these, mebbe. (Even though the one suit I own cost about half of what this shirt does.)
posted by Danf at 10:33 AM on October 19, 2004

If you’re starting each day this way, you’re either a cocky bastard or European, and lucky for you, we admire both types. For an American, though, it’s worth waiting until after lunch before you slip that second button.

Great stuff. Thank you.
posted by magullo at 11:04 AM on October 19, 2004

Now let's talk about the funny, funny people who buy expensive designer label suits and still have fake buttonholes at the coat cuffs.
posted by jfuller at 2:47 PM on October 19, 2004

To continue Jfuller's aside: I have one sport coat (or is it a suit? -- need to check the closet later) with real button holes on the sleeves. It's utterly unnecessary yet I am strangely enamored with it -- being the functionalist that I am -- and I love to occassionally unbotton them and give the sleeves a little roll-up. Then I roll them back down.
posted by Dick Paris at 4:15 PM on October 19, 2004

It's good to know what 'wale' is.
posted by of strange foe at 1:09 PM on October 20, 2004

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