PDXShoppingFilter: Help me find a new favorite shirt in two days?
November 10, 2008 5:33 PM   Subscribe

PDXShoppingFilter: Help me find a new favorite shirt in two days?

So I have a shirt that, sadly, needs to be retired. I've had it for more than ten years now, and it's had a pretty nasty rip in the sleeve for at least four of those years, but you know how it is with your favorite shirt. Still, it's on its last legs (arms) and I think it's time to replace it.

Speaking of timing - I leave for vacation on Thursday morning and I would dearly love to pack my new favorite shirt. It's too late to shop on the internet, unfortunately, so it's got to be somewhere in Portland, Oregon and public-transport-accessible environs. I've really just got Tuesday and Wednesday nights left to find this. (Plus possibly lunch hours downtown.)

So here's what I'm looking for: a long-sleeve button-down oxford shirt, black or dark gray, preferably with a button-down collar though that bit's negotiable. Some folks call these "button-up" or "button-front" as well - the idea is, buttons down the front of it, buttons on the cuffs, possibly buttons on the collar. Heavier-weight cotton or a cotton blend is preferred, as opposed to those very thin dress shirt weaves; I need something that's going to take a lot of wear and not so thin that it's going to wrinkle if you look at it cross-eyed. I prefer the kind of shirt that's really intended to be casual but which in a pinch you could match with a blazer and maybe even a tie. I'd be looking for this shirt in a men's large or extra-large, depending on the cut. (I'm built wide in the shoulders, which makes it hard to find a comfortable fit sometimes.)

I'm afraid I don't know the specific make of the old shirt, but I want to say it was Lands End or something comparable. I'd link to an image but really, if you Google "long-sleeve button-down oxford", you'll see plenty. Wikipedia calls them dress shirts, and if you picture a casual shirt in that style, you'll be on the right track.

What do you think, AskMe? Where can I get such a thing in Portland in the next couple of days? Help!
posted by herichon to Shopping (6 answers total)
Eddie Bauer has five locations in and around Portland.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 5:38 PM on November 10, 2008

I'd try Nordstrom Rack downtown.
posted by velvet winter at 5:55 PM on November 10, 2008

Yeah, Cool Papa Bell is right, that sounds like the basic Eddie Bauer Twill Shirt
posted by advicepig at 6:54 PM on November 10, 2008

Seconding, thirding, nthing Eddie Bauer. It's all i wear to work. And they have most sizes in-store (Pioneer Place downtown, in the basement) - the only ones they don't stock are extended sizes (XXXL and talls).
posted by pdb at 8:53 PM on November 10, 2008

If you don't find what you want at Eddie Bauer and have money to burn, there's also the new Filson store that opened recently in the Pearl.
posted by celkins at 9:37 PM on November 10, 2008

Yes to the Rack - REI might be worth a (long) shot too for something durable.
posted by TomSophieIvy at 10:20 PM on November 10, 2008

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