A man can never own too many shirts in our opinion.  With the majority of most men's shirts ranging in a combination of blues and white's how can a man separate himself from the pack and still look professional, classy, and stylish?  After all there are only so many ways to wear a blue or white, soild or striped shirt right?  Think again.  The LA boutique shirt maker Roderick Tung has taken the basic blue and white shirt to the next level.

A Tung shirt from the SS 2011 collection just hit our mailbox and we've put it through our rigorous inspection.  The SS 2011 collection features Red, White, and Blue, the vibrant and bold colors of Italy and America. Pinks, plaids, and gingham round out the season. Designed in Los Angeles and hand stitched in Italy from 100% Egyptian 2 ply cotton, these shirts combine true luxury and impeccable tailoring with unique styling.  Tung shirts feature a Milanese high standing double button collar to keep it from sliding under your jacket collar or a super English spread single button collar cut at 180 degrees with an over-exaggerated four inch french cuff or understated but modern shortened barrel cuff.

Our pick was a blue striped contrast pin dot collar with the short barrel cuff.  The fit is slim and contoured with the right amount of length.  The sleeve length is spot on although there is a bit more room in the upper arm than needed its pretty close to perfect for not being custom made.  The chest leaves little unneeded fabric and the waist is a close tailored fit.  The navy pin dot collar adds flair and will look just as smart open as with a silk or wool tie underneath.  Single yoke construction across the shoulder gives a snug but not tight fit.  The most interesting part of the shirt (other than the collar) is the overlapped double French seam running down the center of the back.  Usually only seen in more fashion-forward suiting this adds another element of flair.

Overall we're happy with the fit, construction, and style of the shirt.  We'll be sure to wear it out and about and snap some photos of it in action.

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