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Ok all, just wanted to take 2 minutes to share experience from buying online from them.  I work in a factory setting as a higher level manager, but still spend time on the floor.  I like shirts that are not too expensive as I do ruin them from time to time, but I like to look sharp.

My previous purchases mostly came from some Cabelas Outfitter series, Kohls (i hate but wife there all the time), and a few department stores.  I prefer the Cabelas shirts on clearance, but they fit rather large on me and give that billowing in the wind effect at the waist.

So, after putting off more new shirts, I tried a few from Jos A Bank...I had read mixed quality reviews, mostly haters saying its crap, and not liking their marketing strategy.  I cant comment to all their items, but here goes for dress shirts:

1.  I bought Traveler and Signature shirts.
2.  Spread or button down collar much preferred to pointed if not wearing a tie.
3.  Shirts are wrinkle free/resistant, and look very good out of dryer.  I touched up one, but would have been fine without.
4.  I have not spent any time cutting threads, or cleaning the shirts up prior to wear, very nice and seem very well made.  
5.  Tailored fit is great, tapered well, slim fit good too.  Both look very sharp!  Tapered is a medium, slim is narrower yet.
5.  Sharp crisp fabric, very nice shirts....now for the marketing....

I bought all mine from the clearance deals, so average price about 23 bucks per shirt...regular price shows 85 to 135, but that is their marketing....high price, high discount, high perceived value.  

Overall, felt I would put a review here for hard working folks who may need shirts time to time, and hate going to the store....All you need is shirt size and style you want, order a few, and you are set without leaving the house.  I personally dont think you can beat these shirts at clearance price...would highly recommend.  

Anyways, if any questions let me know, but I hate to waste time and money shopping for clothes, but if you need shirts, dont think you can go wrong.  At the prices I paid, feel I got a great value for them, hard to find cheaper to begin with, and these appear to be very well made.  My 2 cents.


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I could use a few nice shirts...
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That's good to know.  I like not being ripped off.  




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Yeah, just thought it might be helpful to some that wear for work or occasionally.  Seems a lot of snob types out there that talk down about them, wanted to maybe help provide some reference to some like minded folks.
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Fortunately it's against state law in Montana to wear a dress shirt...more money to spend on hunting gear, wood-working tools, etc.
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Think of it as a formal hunting shirt when you want to impress game? Did I mention that the traveler shirts are stain resistant, great for field dressing.
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Their dress shirts don't come in the proper sleeve lengths. Instead of each inch they go 32-33" and that don't work. End of story.

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Hate to correct you, but they come to exact inch lengths. Some of the casual shirts have just small, med, large but if you look at all others it's specific length.
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Best strategy I found was click on clearance....then select shirt size in specific inches for neck and sleeve.
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Well all that the Syracuse store had was the sleeve lengths that I mentioned and I was looking at dress shirts not casual shirts. I wanted shirts to go with the new camel hair sport jacket that I purchased.
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Great point peddler......I don't go in the store, annoying sales people and higher prices. Online, order to length, easy and hassle free. Worse case return online stuff there.
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I just buy large tall....and never dry any long sleeve shirt in a drier!!   Ever!   

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I like it when my sleeves come down to my hands!!  Big Grin
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Here's an update if anyone cares. Shirts doing good, just got complimented today again at work, can't beat them for 22 on clearance. I definetly prefer the traveler version, stays crisp and no iron needed. Will probably pay more to pick out 3 more travelers for 99. Worth it even at that price in my opinion.
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