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What are your priorities with shirts?

22 February 2013
It seems like everyone has found the three reviews this week very interesting.

If you don’t mind, I’d also like to hear what you think about three things:

  • The value of aesthetic hand stitching (buttonholes or attaching buttons, which have little functional purpose) – the English and Italians are very different here; 
  • The importance of a well-fitting shirt compared to a jacket, given that if you value your tailoring the shirt will rarely be seen; and 
  • How much you think it is worth spending on shirts compared to suits and shoes – the same as shoes in a yearly budget, for example, or less?
Please comment as per usual in the boxes below, and feel free to add your experiences of any particular shirt makers.

Thanks for your thoughts.