First off, congratulations to Carl G. of Carmel, N.Y., who won an Eton Soulra XL in last week's Crave giveaway! Now, on to this week's bounty, a $300 gift certificate for ShirtsMyWay, a cool site that lets you design your own custom men's dress shirts for about $75 apiece.
The process goes something like this: You go to the ShirtsMyWay site and choose from more than 60 fabrics. Then you make more choices on just about every aspect of your shirt (sleeves, cuffs, pockets), trying not to get overwhelmed by all the fashion decisions facing you. The shirt gets sent to you, and you strut around confidently like the dapper DIY geek you are. (Watch the vid below for more on the process.)
Jeff Sparkman, one of CNET's very own copy editors, tried the service awhile back and liked his black and gray cotton shirt just as much on the flesh as he did on the Web site (though he does still regret choosing the double-button collar).
Also, the experience taught him that the little strip down the front of the shirt where the buttons live is called a placket, making him an even more formidable trivia force than he already was.
So, how do you try to win the $300 ShirtsMyWay gift certificate and give yourself (or a man in your life) a wardrobe boost? Let me enumerate the basic rules. Please read them carefully; there will be a test. … Read more