Essex Classics Coolmax Wrap Collar
I've completely switched to wrap collars in recent years after losing my collars so many times. They're just so much easier! Essex is definitely a great, well-known brand. Their shirts are super comfortable, well proportioned and great fabric. They are not cheap (though I did get this one, like everything else I own, on sale!), but certainly not as expensive as some brands, and well-worth their price. The collar fits well (I have tried shirts in the past with really tight collars!) and stays stiff without any ironing. I usually wear a 36 but fit fine in a 34 as well, though I would say that they're correctly sized. The only issue I have is that the wrists are so tight they have to be unbuttoned every time I want to put it on or take it off, though that's quite minor in the grand scheme of things.
Conclusion: Highly recommend!
RHC Wrap Collar Shirt
|Me wearing it for a schooling show|
Conclusion: Great cheaper show shirt, definitely recommend for the price! I will probably buy more of these in the future.
RJ Classics Prestige Collection Wrap Collar Shirt
|I have this one with the pretty aqua lining|
Conclusion: Do not recommend, unless you're looking for a more casual show shirt where you don't want to button the collar or you don't mind reinforcing the snaps. The quality is nice and it's more affordable than the Essex shirt, but I would spend the little bit extra to get a better quality shirt.
Shirts I'd like to try:
Essex Classics Talent Yarn Competition shirt
I love that the buttons only go down part way. It sounds like it's made of nice fabric and I like how it looks like a more fitted style. Of course I love Essex, so I'm sure you can't go wrong with it, even if it does have a $130 price tag.
Ariat Aptos Short Sleeve Show Shirt
I'd really like to have a short sleeve show shirt for summertime to wear under my coat. I really like the look of this shirt and the price tag! Plus I've seen good reviews on it.
Alessandro Albanese Free Button Competition Shirt
I'll admit it. The sole reason I want to try this shirt is because of the magnetic button. I love magnetic closures! Too pricey for my budget at $139 to just get because of that, but maybe someday I'll find it on sale ;)
Middy n Me Sweet Virgina Show Shirt
So, what are your favorites?