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I have recently taken up a second residence and find myself in desperate need of more OCBDs. To this point my collection has been largely jigsawed together so I am unsure exactly what I have. I have a number of LE OCBDs, some I like some I dispise. Those which I don't like are mostly because they don't iron up very well or stay looking nice throughout the day. I realize for $30 I will not be quite as satisfied with these as my Brooks OCBDs but I need several and am not prepared to drop $$$ for what I want at B2 at the moment. I've read a number of threads about LE OCBDs, I am asking for links to specific LE OCBDs that members can recommend. I prefer non-iron but am open to all recommendations. I work in banking so I touch-up or iron all my shirts so they look sharp.

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Do you really need links? You've got your regular and you've got your Hyde Park -- but in 100% cotton. That's about it. I don't think too many here will sing the praises of the cotton/poly blends or anything non-iron. And since we don't know which ones you have that you don't like, recommendations are kind of pointless.

edit: What the heck.

Regular:


Hyde park:



Then there are patterns and different fits, but that's all personal preference.
 

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Congrats! This is the most stunningly lazy forum post of the entire internet. I hope the DIGG effect doesn't crash this site's server. You're a star!

I have recently taken up a second residence and find myself in desperate need of more OCBDs. To this point my collection has been largely jigsawed together so I am unsure exactly what I have. I have a number of LE OCBDs, some I like some I dispise. Those which I don't like are mostly because they don't iron up very well or stay looking nice throughout the day. I realize for $30 I will not be quite as satisfied with these as my Brooks OCBDs but I need several and am not prepared to drop $$$ for what I want at B2 at the moment. I've read a number of threads about LE OCBDs, I am asking for links to specific LE OCBDs that members can recommend. I prefer non-iron but am open to all recommendations. I work in banking so I touch-up or iron all my shirts so they look sharp.

thanks all,
Joseph
 

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Trust me I'm not helpless, I just want to avoid mis-steps I've made in the past regarding LE shirts. The problem is, the LE shirts I do have came from one of their outlets. As a result, I do not have any information on which line they came from.

In particular, the reason I dont like several of the shirts I have from LE is their propensity to wrinkle. Not only are they fairly difficult to iron they dont stay looking nice very long. In contrast are some of my regular cotton - OCBD & non-OCBD - shirts. They iron up well, hold a crease, and dont look like hell by 8am from the seat belt.

The OCBDs from LE that I dont like seem to be more casual. Although they are exact sized they dont seem meant to be ironed. They seem more at home straight from the dryer with jeans or khakis. No for work wear. That is what I am trying to aviod.
 

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Just yesterday I got the latest LE Men catalog, the cover of which was trumpeting their new no-iron OCBDs. They start at $29.50.

The stuff at the outlets is very hit-or-miss in terms of selection. I've gotten plenty of good stuff from them over the years, but sometimes what I want isn't available there. The Minnetonka outlet is no longer an outlet, by the way. They converted it into a regular catalog store.
 

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Congrats! This is the most stunningly lazy forum post of the entire internet. I hope the DIGG effect doesn't crash this site's server. You're a star!
I thought that old fashioned values were at the heart of Trad. Don't you remember what your mother said, 'if you can't find something nice to say choose to say nothing.' Quite honestly am taken aback by your comment Fop.

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I've spent an hour or better looking at the LE site and used the search function here extensively before starting a new thread. LE OCBDs have been a frequent topic so I thought I could learn from the board's experience in this regard. Because my experience with LE has been, at times, frustrating I hoped to avoid a repeat. Instead I find myself frustrated in another way. I don't know what else to say.
 

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You thought wrong. Common sense and self-reliance are at the heart of tradliosity. Being too lazy to read old threads, use the search function, or simply go the LE site and spend the 30 secs it takes to find the $20 classic cotton OCBD in the men's section is to beg for ridicule.

It's sweet and sad that you choose to defend such laziness. What the OP's post says is "I value the time you all spent writing your original threads on this subject so little that I won't bother myself with reading any of it -- just repeat yourselves again so I can get the benefit of your advice with the least amount of effort."

If you don't mind enabling this kind of behavior and can do so without feeling like a sap, knock yourself out, old salt.

I thought that old fashioned values were at the heart of Trad. Don't you remember what your mother said, 'if you can't find something nice to say choose to say nothing.' Quite honestly am taken aback by your comment Fop.

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I've spent an hour or better looking at the LE site and used the search function here extensively before starting a new thread. LE OCBDs have been a frequent topic so I thought I could learn from the board's experience in this regard. Because my experience with LE has been, at times, frustrating I hoped to avoid a repeat. Instead I find myself frustrated in another way. I don't know what else to say.
 

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I have both Hyde Park and regular. The hyde park resist wrinkles better than some blended shirts I own (this is where I pause for the gasp), but the damn things are too thick for me, especially in summer time. I sell menswear, and under a suit all day they are flat out too hot for me.

I prefer the regular 19.50 OCBD. They are very stiff at first, but after a washing or two they soften nicely and resist wrinkles well. (am I the only one that has experienced this?).

I also have several LE no-iron BD Pinpoints. I like them for when I want a really lightweight shirt that will look sharp all day.
 
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