It would be nice if you could always get your dress shirts made to measure (or even better, bespoke), but sometimes, you just want the ease of an off-the-rack shirt. We get it. While Harleys specializes in high-quality made-to-measure clothing and fast turnaround times, we also understand the need to just go into the store, try on a few things, buy a few things and leave. We know.
But, we also know that if you are going to buy an off-the-rack dress shirt, it ought to be a good one. Not all OTR shirts are created equal, you see, so it is important that you purchase the ones that meet your discerning sartorial standards. David Donahue, a New York City-based menswear line, makes dress shirts that far surpass the well-heeled gentleman bar, and we encourage all of our clients to include David Donahue shirts in their wardrobes.
David Donahue is known for quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and fabrics that feel good. Their shirts are 100% cotton, barrel cuffed, and have spread collars. (You can always pop in collar stays if you want a different shape.)
This season, the David Donahue color palette is classic, consisting of mostly blues, grays and whites, but with pops of lavender, orange and pink. Harleys carries David Donahue’s trim fit, which is flattering but not too tight.
So, basically, the moral of this story is that if you are going to buy off-the-rack shirts, buy David Donahue. The quality is better, the silhouettes are more flattering, and there is a chance people will think your shirt is custom made anyway.
Come in and see our large selection of David Donahue dress shirts. (And FYI: we are having a sale on all men’s dress shirts too. It goes like this: buy three shirts, save 10%. Buy six shirts, save 20%. Buy 12 shirts, save 30% and get a 13th shirt free).
Find us here. We look forward to seeing you.