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I shop 363 days a year, but for guys that don't, I can only imagine how hard it is to find the time to track down great-fitting shirts that don't pigeonhole you into that boring, Midwestern office-y category.
A recent connection on LinkedIn, Richard Hall, led me to a basement man cave in Chicago's River North neighborhood that, as it turned out, held the perfect solution. Richard's company Hall&Madden—which he owns with McGregor Madden—offers made-to-measure button-up shirts for just $50 apiece. Here's the deal: You measure yourself or go their Chicago HQ to get fit (ladies can participate, too). Every three, four, or six months after that, they mail you three new shirts in seasonal colors for $150. The shirts themselves come unlabeled, with fabric reinforcements, thick buttons, sewn-in collar stays and a canvas interlined collar. Seriously, the collar is the best part. There are three fit options: athletic, classic and slim (that's me!). The silhouette is identical to my Hugo Boss and Prada shirts, only with a more structured fabric that my lazy ass doesn't have to iron it as much.
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