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I'm having trouble finding clothes I like to wear! I'm posting this in hope that sombody will suggest places i can try and also just because i'm annoyed.

Now, I know my sense of fashion is warped and my own fashion and that other people will think my choice in what clothes I wear sucks. However, I like it. And until sombody says "wear [This] [this] and [THIS]" I'm not going to change what I like to wear.

In particular this is about trying to find shirts I like to wear.

I like 100% cotton shirts with solid or significant amounts of colours on them. I have 4 favorite shirts at the moment. But they are in desperate need of replacement. I have 2 Shirts from Reserve of the same cut, a blue shirt and a purple shirt I got a couple of years ago. They are beinging to wear out! :( I have another shirt (original I cant remember.. possibly reserve as well) which is a pink and pastel pink candy striped shirt. I got a tinsy tear in it the other day I need to repair. but its a sign that its getting older. I have a handful of other shirts I like to wear but they are all beginning to looking long in the tooth! :(

I used to wear Rivers shirts as well but they tend to be too heavy these days .. Plus rivers has gone right down hill. i cant find the pants I like from them which incidentally is another rant and that is, I cant find nice comfortable pants that fit that I like. for about 5 years I have managed to find the same or similar stuff from rivers..

This year the shirt styles are horrible! They are all white shirts with thin printed lines on them! So the shirts themselves are predominantly white with just a tinsy bit of unapeling colour. If they aren't white then they are browns and greens. I don't LIKE browns or dark greens. I like yellows and reds and pinks..

Just about the only type of shirt that I can find at the moment that I would wear are BLACK shirts... and for that I had to buy some dress shirts from Fletcher Jones. (even that shirt is poly-cotton, but at least its black)

So if anybody knows where I could go to shop to get that kind of shirt that is 100% cotton (and NOT poly-cotton) and also has lots of nice solid colours then i would be greatly appreciative.


Date: 2007-09-11 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Cotton On. They are my favourite shop at the moment because I need to wear 100% cotton (or very close to it) while my eczema is bad. They don't have heaps of guys' stuff, but what they do have is generally 100% cotton and very colourful.

Date: 2007-09-11 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So I need to go along with a girl just in case I walk into the shop and everybody looks at me funny like and it turns out theres NO guys clothes there at all :)

Date: 2007-09-11 05:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There are guys clothes there, I promise. But if you can find a girl to go with, then far be it for me to stop her!

Date: 2007-09-11 05:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
CM's on chapel st or Commercial rd. It's all gay men fashion so the cuts are awesome. But yes; solid colors.

Date: 2007-09-11 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Dharling! I may just try them!


Date: 2007-09-11 05:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Anton's - nuff said ;-)

Date: 2007-09-11 05:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Cheap good clothes! :) Antons are not Cheap...

Date: 2007-09-11 10:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
go to Circa Vintage.
Though most decent shirts cost the same amount as what you'd pay at Anton's.

Alternatively, you should go trawling the men's clothing stores in Richmond. Sometimes, you find shirts which are one solid colour and are rather cool.

Date: 2007-09-11 10:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yer living a dream matey!
actually, I like cotton shirts. Though my tastes in clothes tend to go towards either dark colours or what B and I term "Orly" shirts [1]

[1] A shirt so ugly that it goes right past ugly and back towards being cool.

Date: 2007-09-11 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
100% cotton are rather a rarity now days. They're around but not cheap. One thing that might be worth knowing is that there is a difference between a poly/cotton shirt and a cotton/poly shirt. The first word is the higher content of the fabric weave. So if you get shirts that are cotton/poly they still iron better than 100% but don't feel as thin as poly/cotton.

Date: 2007-09-11 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Second hand! Head to Savers, and go through the racks of shirts - just look for the crinkled ones and they're likely to be pure cotton. They're usually sorted by size and colour so it's easy to find what you want....and they probably won't cost more than $10 each.

Until the 1960s, all shirts were pure cotton, so try vintage shops as well (did I hear someone mention Circa?).

Date: 2007-09-11 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, and I found Tim a great deep blue pure cotton Anton's shirt with pin up glass buttons from Savers in Frangston for a tenner. Not bad, hey?

Date: 2007-09-11 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
err, excuse spelling. you know where I mean...

Date: 2007-09-11 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
:) Thank you.. But im kind of rough on my shirts and I would hate to take a shirt that had lasted 40 years and destroy it in the 8 months it usually takes me! I would feel incredibly guilty.... as if im destroying a national treasure.. I know how much care you take of your clothes before you sell them and I wouldnt feel right wearing stuff that old.. :) Im a boy.. i break things. ! :)

Date: 2007-09-13 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Your just being a big girls blouse!

(I always wanted to use that. Thought this was a prime time)

Empathy to clothes buying ickiness... I have similar irks when shopping I do not like things tooo synthetic and fussy about colours (even with out the whole geting things I like that fit me)

I am putting off clothes buying as much as I can although I really need to everything I have is so BIG and Frumpy on my at the moment and there is only limited amount of taking in I can do.

Date: 2007-09-13 11:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Have a look for Gloweave shirts. I have a couple of business shirts, but also found a good smart casual cotton shirt. All from some place at DFO. Not sure what their range is like now, though - shows stripes designs I don't much care for.


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