A Solid Gold Find

The number one, most important item in my closet is a 100% cotton blue OCBD.  I absolutely love them, and view them as the essential foundation of my wardrobe.  I have quite a few.  I have worn so many different brands, and there are some good ones out there.  And just like everything off the rack, some fit better than others.  For me, here are my favorites:

J. Press Slim Fit
The custom book from Miller Brothers
Sid Mashburn
Gitman Brothers 2×1 Cambridge

I know exactly what size I wear, and in the right size, none of these need any alterations.  I’m constantly searching for these all over the place.  Goodwill, eBay, website sales, etc.  My collection is getting pretty serious, and every once in a while one of these will pop up and I pounce.  No questions asked.

I recently found this new Cambridge 2×1 blue OCBD from Gitman Brothers in my size…an eBay auction accepting offers.  I ended up scoring this beauty for a very digestible $35 + S/H.  FYI – these go for $165 retail.  I literally couldn’t be happier.  This is the type of shirt that I’ll wear for the next 20 years, or until one of my boys steals it.  It’s a serious incentive to maintain my impeccable physique.

Anyway…I was really stoked to find this one and wanted to show it off.  Every once in a while, the sun shines…

Here are a few more pics:

Got a favorite?  Let’s hear it.



  1. Trip
    10/05/2021 / 10:47 AM

    I’m starting to feel like the only one, at least based on what so many brands seem to be offering, but for me, S/M/L sizing is a deal killer, ESPECIALLY at $165 retail.

    • JDW
      10/05/2021 / 11:27 AM

      Definitely agree with this sentiment

    • NEM
      10/06/2021 / 8:17 AM

      No, you’re not alone. When I saw the cuff with double button on that Gitman Bros I knew it wasn’t going to appealing.

  2. SMB
    10/05/2021 / 1:11 PM

    Oh man I am betting there will be an Ebay rush on Gitman. I just snagged one for $30.

  3. CTS
    10/06/2021 / 12:46 PM

    Couldn’t agree more. I bought this exact shirt (& a white one) from Orvis in 2013/2014 and it is my #1 go-to. I have kicked myself for not stocking up on them, since Orvis discontinued carrying them not long after. Great find.

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