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tvan

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Mizzen and Main Shirts worth it?
« on: June 20, 2015, 07:37:31 PM »
$125 dollars a shirt. But how do they hold up over time?  I find Costco shirts for $12 occasionally and they seem to be holding up. Mizzen provides these advantages though:

A little about the Mizzen+Main dress shirt:

It wicks away moisture and wont show sweat like a regular dress shirt
Redefining comfort: it breathes better + keeps men cooler
Stay wrinkle free all day long
With standard collars, cuffs and buttons, it looks like a traditional dress shirt
Say goodbye to ironing and dry cleaning
Throw it in the washing machine and hang it up to dry its ready to wear in 16 minutes with no ironing.
Proudly made in the United States and a percentage of every shirt supports wounded veterans and their families

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Re: Mizzen and Main Shirts worth it?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 10:30:29 PM »
Did you hear about them from the Ferris podcast?

I too am curious.

I could see myself owning a few henley's and a few dress shirts and that being my entire wardrobe, provided they last forever.

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Re: Mizzen and Main Shirts worth it?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 10:34:45 PM »

Did you hear about them from the Ferris podcast?

I too am curious.

I could see myself owning a few henley's and a few dress shirts and that being my entire wardrobe, provided they last forever.

Yes that's where I first heard of them. They look nice and I have an athletic build and often dress shirts are made for fat guys with waists wider than their chests.

$125 is an investment though.

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Re: Mizzen and Main Shirts worth it?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 11:04:24 PM »
Did you hear about them from the Ferris podcast?
Didn't everyone? (That podcast is the best, amirite?)

Someone else shell out the buck-twenty-five and report back. I will say I have a pair of patagonia undies on year 13 and still going strong, so the $20 pay-to-play on those has been rewarded. I'm happy to pay a high upfront if the longevity warrants. But how much of Mizzen & Main is "it's warranted" and how much is just hype? I dunno, but I'd sure like to know.

In the meantime, my man wears those Costco shirts too. Here's his assessment of the M&M claims from the OP, stated in context:
It wicks away moisture and wont show sweat like a regular dress shirt - "No moisture wicking, but these [Costco shirts] hide wrinkles like a muthaf%&ker and I can slosh coffee all over myself and the stain comes out."
Redefining comfort: it breathes better + keeps men cooler - "Uh...it's not underwear, it's a work shirt"
Stay wrinkle free all day long  - "Yeah, my Costco shirt does that."
With standard collars, cuffs and buttons, it looks like a traditional dress shirt. - "This is a traditional dress shirt. Or at least, it's close enough."
Say goodbye to ironing and dry cleaning  - "I have no idea where our iron is, nor know when I last went to dry cleaner."
Throw it in the washing machine and hang it up to dry its ready to wear in 16 minutes with no ironing. - "That's a lie. I do not believe that marketing claim. This makes me question all their claims."
Proudly made in the United States and a percentage of every shirt supports wounded veterans and their families. - "That's nice, but if you say stuff like "a percentage" it doesn't mean much to me. I assume it's the smallest possible percentage, which I find worse morally than never making the claim in the first place. I guess I'm a cynical f*&ker."

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Re: Mizzen and Main Shirts worth it?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 11:16:38 PM »
I have some socks that are 27 years old and still being worn every second week. They were not top of the range. And I have a few t-shirts that are also that old. But something that dries in 16 minutes - WOW!

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Re: Mizzen and Main Shirts worth it?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2015, 11:18:15 PM »
Someone else shell out the buck-twenty-five and report back.

Um, how about no?

I've bought cars for less than that.

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Re: Mizzen and Main Shirts worth it?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2015, 12:34:40 AM »

Did you hear about them from the Ferris podcast?
Didn't everyone? (That podcast is the best, amirite?)

Someone else shell out the buck-twenty-five and report back. I will say I have a pair of patagonia undies on year 13 and still going strong, so the $20 pay-to-play on those has been rewarded. I'm happy to pay a high upfront if the longevity warrants. But how much of Mizzen & Main is "it's warranted" and how much is just hype? I dunno, but I'd sure like to know.

In the meantime, my man wears those Costco shirts too. Here's his assessment of the M&M claims from the OP, stated in context:
It wicks away moisture and wont show sweat like a regular dress shirt - "No moisture wicking, but these [Costco shirts] hide wrinkles like a muthaf%&ker and I can slosh coffee all over myself and the stain comes out."
Redefining comfort: it breathes better + keeps men cooler - "Uh...it's not underwear, it's a work shirt"
Stay wrinkle free all day long  - "Yeah, my Costco shirt does that."
With standard collars, cuffs and buttons, it looks like a traditional dress shirt. - "This is a traditional dress shirt. Or at least, it's close enough."
Say goodbye to ironing and dry cleaning  - "I have no idea where our iron is, nor know when I last went to dry cleaner."
Throw it in the washing machine and hang it up to dry its ready to wear in 16 minutes with no ironing. - "That's a lie. I do not believe that marketing claim. This makes me question all their claims."
Proudly made in the United States and a percentage of every shirt supports wounded veterans and their families. - "That's nice, but if you say stuff like "a percentage" it doesn't mean much to me. I assume it's the smallest possible percentage, which I find worse morally than never making the claim in the first place. I guess I'm a cynical f*&ker."

Ha. I tend to agree with him on most of those. Costco shirts are advertised as wrinkle free.

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Re: Mizzen and Main Shirts worth it?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2015, 01:37:56 AM »

Did you hear about them from the Ferris podcast?

I too am curious.

I could see myself owning a few henley's and a few dress shirts and that being my entire wardrobe, provided they last forever.

Yes that's where I first heard of them. They look nice and I have an athletic build and often dress shirts are made for fat guys with waists wider than their chests.

$125 is an investment though.

You can take in your regular costco shirts to a tailor and get them professionally fitted to look like they were fancy-schmancy expensive shirts.  Custom tailoring shouldn't be hella expensive unless they're having to reset collars or sleeves; basic tapering to fit an athletic build should be less than $10 a shirt, and might get a discount if you get several shirts done at once (wouldn't hurt to ask anyway). Which is waaaaay cheaper than the M*M shirts y'all are discussing.