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Buying shirts online

As I've noted in the past, I no longer wear ties to work, and have a range of different shirts. Apart from regularly stocking up with Van Heusen and Gloweave shirts when the sales are on, I've been trying out Charles Tyrwhitt shirts -- you know, the online shirt company that at one stage seemed to be placing endless ads in newspapers. Some observations on Tyrwhitt shirts: The orders have

Clothes, Retrospectives

No old school tie for me – how about old school cuff links instead?

I'm not a great cuff link wearer, but recently I inadvertently bought a shirt that needs them, and I couldn't find any at home. I noticed the school Old Boys association sells them, so (I guess to mark 25 years since I did VCE -- gulp) I bought some. I don't mind these... they aren't too obvious when seen from a normal distance. I'm glad I got the plain pewter design though, not the colo

Clothes, Working life

Shirts

A bit over a year ago I stopped wearing a tie to work, mostly because nobody else at work wears a tie. When you wear ties, they can be the distinguishing feature in your work attire. When the tie is gone, it's harder to get away with, for instance, wearing white shirts every day. So I've bought a bunch of different coloured/striped/checked shirts. Stocktake sale time is a good time to st