|Classic Pima Oxford in Blue on the left, and the James Bond Favorite Racing Green British Brushed Cotton Tattersall on the right. Mercer Shirts are famous for their collar roll....|
There was one reader of TDP who was so exasperated there had not yet been a post on Mercer shirts.. He had been "euphorically happy with Mercer shirts for years", and viewed the world somehow not right until these "real deal" shirts graced these virtual pages.
He loved the 100% cotton, with its thread count and non-non-iron feel. He loved the pure, classic cut.
And there was one detail he loved most of all. He wrote,
Something that only a true purist cares about is the collar roll, on the OCBD. Absolutely the best, IMO. Others have tried to take the shirt apart and copy the collar, but the roll that competitors come up with never approaches the perfect "bell shape" of the Mercer roll.
Maybe the most compelling advantage of being a Mercer customer involves the fact when you call the 800 number, you talk to Dave Mercer, in person. He seems to know you personally after a short time, and will do whatever it takes to make you a satisfied customer. Could be the Maine heritage.He signed off, "Just one customer, with no interest in Mercer, with the exception that I hope that Dave and his wife Serena never decide to retire."
Along the way, this reader also described the shirts as being a great value. He was not the first person to say this, which seems like a strange compliment for a shirt that is by most accounts not cheap. This is because these last a very long time. And for many people, the total cost per wearing will be significantly less than even much cheaper shirts.
Finally, for those thinking ahead to the holidays, while Mercer shirts are individually hand cut and custom ordered, Mercer stocks their heavyweight Pima Cotton oxford button downs, with their generous cut, in both blue as well as white.
- Swatches and Pricing <http://www.mercerandsons.com/swatches_and_pricing.htm>
- First Time Buyers Save 25% <http://www.mercerandsons.com/first_time_buyers.htm>
- Why Mercer Shirts are so Distinctive <http://www.mercerandsons.com/index.htm>
|...as well as the button placement on their barrel cuffs.|
|Made in the USA, they arrive jauntily tied with a "ribbon" of shirting fabric.|