“they’re such beautiful shirts,” she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. “it makes me sad because i’ve never seen such – such beautiful shirts before.”
-f. scott fitzgerald, the great gatsby
the other day my brother-in-law asked me for recommendations on a dress shirt. the only one that came to mind was ledbury. since i discovered ledbury, i haven’t bought anything but. i had a lady come to my office and try to fit me in one of those made-to-fit brands and i told her it would take an act of congress for me to change brands.
i believe as you get older, you find brands you like and you stick with them. my dad doesn’t buy anything but polo and brooks brothers. it works for him. in my limited time on this earth, i’ve found that ledbury dress shirts fit me the best. one way i can tell they’re working for me is from the amount of compliments i get when i’m wearing one. the blue shirt with the navy dots in the top right of this post averages 3 compliments per wear – true story – and that makes me feel good.
i’m not saying you should only buy ledbury shirts from here on out (you can if you want to). what i’m saying is that when it comes to something as classic as a dress shirt, find a brand or two that you like and stick with them. and be sure to buy quality, because they’ll last a lot longer.
if you’ve been sleeping under a rock and would like a little more info on ledbury, click here. or if you want the cliffs notes, here you go: great story. great brand. great price. great quality.
editor’s note: my father informed me last night that he now only buys ledbury shirts. my apologies to brooks brothers and polo for the misinformation.