Well, it's been a ages since I blogged so I think I'll jump back in on the subject of clergy shirts. I confess, I dislike black clergy shirts. They are too dour and restricting for my taste-buds. I also dislike seeing Protestants walking around in purple and red bishop shirts when they're local parish pastors. So, that leaves two options: white which looks like you're wearing a t-shirt from far away since the white band collar just melds into the shirt and blue shirts.
Blue shirts are my preference for several reasons: (a) They are versatile (b) They look Protestant (c) the contrast between the white collar and blue shirt looks good. So, what's available out there? Not much. Almost everyone sells ill-fitting, 2/3 polyester pieces of junk. And they're not cheap either - sometimes selling for as much as $135 for a polyester blend!
So, this brings me to a recent experiment. You can now get custom shirts made by Internet-based services that drop ship from China. I found one such company, Modern Tailor, that says they can make a custom clergy shirt. Their fabrics start at $19.95 and run up over $100 but this is also all-cotton in various ascending qualities and patterns. I ordered one and so I'll keep you posted on how it turns out.