Trying to slowly build up a wardrobe for work.  I'm looking for well fitting dress shirts that are nice yet not overly priced.  Hopefully not an impossible quest.  Thanks...

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I've taken a real shine to French cuffs of late. Even if you are not wearing a tie or the rest of it, the French Cuffs really add a snap to an outfit.

French Fuccs, natural fabrics, don't let the colours get to elaborate. Just keep shopping around. Sales will manifest themselves in short order, or if you have a TJ Maxx near you, they are often a great place for decent clothes on the cheap.
I started wearing French cuffs back in the mid-90s after catching some re-runs of Remington Steele. French cuffs definetely add some flair to your style especially if you can find some unique cuff links. When you watch some of the older movies you run across quite a few of the classic leading men sporting French cuffs.

When I first started wearing French cuffs I could find them at JC Penny for a decent price, but they don't seem to carry much in stock anymore. They still carry some other nice shirts for a fair price.
You can also find good cufflinks on Etsy for cheap if you're not into really serious ones. Lego man cufflinks, scrabble tile cufflinks, typewriter key cufflinks, etc.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42094073&ref=sr...
Oddly enough I have a couple pair of cufflinks people gave me as gifts, but I don't own any shirts with french cuffs. I want to pick up a few pairs for more formal occasionas but whenever I am out shopping I usually don't come across any except in the higher end stores that I can't afford.
French "what" ?!?!

French CUFFS ,,, French CUFFS ,,,, French CUFFS, Michael.
Ditto -- 346 shirts are great! They also have fantastic customer service.
There are great articles about men's dress tips in the Dress & Grooming section of the Blog. Do check them out before you go shopping.

I had to get some slacks and dress shirts for work too so I went to an outlet mall. I got 4 shirts, 3 dress pants and 2 sweaters for $150 bucks. Look up on the internet if there are any places like this near your house.

You can also visit Marshall's, TJ Maxx or any stores of that kind at the nearest mall, although it does take a lot more time since you have to look for the close on the racks by yourself, but you can ususally find very good shirts for decent prices.
In addition to the places mentioned, which I either agree with or haven't tried, Lands End makes a good shirt for the money, especially if the clearance stuff is available in your size.
Second the recommendation for Land's End. I.m partial to their button-down oxford cloth shirts myself. On clearance you can find them for great prices online or at Sears.
The best ones I've owned are made by Roberto Villini. They are "no iron", and I've worn them for almost 3 years with regular washing and drying and I always pull them from the dryer looking like I just picked them up from the cleaners. I bought them from a men's wear store, 3 shirts for $100. I've had my share of dress shirts, but these are my favorite. Don't waste your money at Lands end, the "no iron" shirts they sell are garbage, and won't last 1 wash without looking like you threw yourself on a wrinkle grenade. Take a drive to a men's wear store in your area, and have a sales person show you some samples, you'll be happier (and more professional looking) in the long run.
Where are you able to get Villini shirts? I bought my first two at the closing sale for S&K and LOVE them. I have one now that is done, and DYING to replace it....
Well, Mervyn's is now gone and I don't know who carries the brand anymore, but I bought one or two Cambridge Classics dress shirts. I bought a $20 CC shirt that was special fabric or something, and after 18 months or so of wearing it a ton, it's still pretty spiff, and dang comfy too.

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