I want cool shirts!
August 25, 2008 1:50 AM   Subscribe

Where can I get some cool men's shirts?

I've collected a few shirts I consider really cool and interesting, and I want more. I have a lot of regular work shirts, short-sleeved button-downs in conservative colors, etc., but I want a few more items that pop. Unfortunately, they're few and far between, usually the result of a thrift store run. Items I consider interesting include:

A DKNY faux-army shirt with tattered patches and grid-textured fabric.

A green dress shirt with faux double- collar and cuffs, and a giant friggin' silkscreen of a statue of Mercury on the front.

A black pullover made of a stiff textured fabric.

I'm interested in shirts with textured materials, or interesting construction (like reversed seams, frayed edges, etc.), or uncommon fasteners (buckles, laces, etc.). I'd also be interested in other interesting quirks of design and construction; preferably at reasonable prices.
posted by evil holiday magic to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I have a few reversed seam/frayed edge shirts from last year's collection of seven diamond (here their current selection at nordstrom, by no means all 7 diamonds has but probably easiest to access for you) and they might just fit your bill. a lot of their stuff is positively flamboyant and cut rather short/tight around the waistline, which I suspect is what you are interesting in since you like donna karen's work.

you might want to check out this black-on-black embroidered shirt or perhaps this textured shirt.
posted by krautland at 2:35 AM on August 25, 2008

I like Macy's INC line.
posted by svolix at 4:03 AM on August 25, 2008

English Laundry. Do an eBay search for that brand to save some $$.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 5:10 AM on August 25, 2008

I tend to cruise Nordstrom Rack for interesting shirts for less than full price. I've picked up a few really cool Ben Sherman shirts there as well as other labels I hadn't run across before.
posted by advicepig at 8:35 AM on August 25, 2008

Robert Graham.
posted by neuron at 8:56 AM on August 25, 2008

Yes Style's men's department sells some interesting stuff. Also some completely ridiculous stuff. But since it's Asian clothing lines, it's all pretty different and for the most part cool (and not stuff you'd necessarily find here). Shipping is pricey ($14 to the U.S.) and orders can take a while but I've had good luck with them (I'm a woman, though). May be worth a look.
posted by darksong at 9:35 AM on August 25, 2008

I've read about making your own design using bleach but didn't try it yet.
That could let you get as creative as you want!
posted by PowerCat at 12:46 PM on August 25, 2008

Well that's a bad link. this is a web community all about stencils
posted by PowerCat at 12:47 PM on August 25, 2008

Response by poster: Stencils are cool. Anything in the way of textures and stuff, too?
posted by evil holiday magic at 4:22 PM on August 25, 2008

Wrath Arcane has some interesting shirts.
posted by healthytext at 7:12 PM on September 10, 2008

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