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Welcome back to The Buy Line, where we analyze how the new market forces of menswear—driven by the Internet and the rise of a more savvy consumer—have redefined where the intersection of well-made and well-priced lands. And when it comes to made-to-measure shirts, it would appear that the buy line has settled at $125.

Naturally, you could spend more on a shirt from one of the bigger names—or even go bespoke—but we’ve rounded up your best options for just over a Benjamin.

061914_MTM-Shirt-J-HilburnThe Shirt: J. Hilburn Navy Pinpoint Oxford Solid in Italian oxford cloth sourced from the Monti mill.
The Buy Line: $109

061914_MTM-Shirt-Ratio-ClothingThe Shirt: Ratio Clothing White Signature Twill in 80s two-ply twill.
The Buy Line: $115

061914_MTM-Shirt-Proper-ClothThe Shirt: Proper Cloth Canclini Dark Green Flower Print in printed broadcloth sourced from Italian mill Canclini.
The Buy Line: $120

061914_MTM-Shirt-TrumakerThe Shirt: Trumaker Cooper in 100% cotton brushed broadcloth.
The Buy Line: $125

061914_MTM-Shirt-CottonworkThe Shirt: Cottonwork Thomas Mason Pinpoint Blue Checks in superfine Egyptian cotton from legendary mill Thomas Mason.
The Buy Line: $132

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Kempt Staff