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The numbers I have are that the chest measurement (garment size) on a Charles Tyrwhitt ESF 15.5 inch neck is 42.5 inches. If your chest measurement is 40 it will be tight. Opinions vary, but 4 to 6 inches difference between the garment size and the actual chest measurement is typical.
The Brooks Brothers Extra Slim FIt is typically wider (at the chest) than the Charles Tyrwhitt Extra Slim Fit. However, the cuts of the shirts differ for the different neck sizes, so at some neck sizes the BB is slimmer and at other neck sizes the CT is slimmer.The numbers I have are as follows. For the 14.5 inch neck the CT Extra Slim is 40.2 inches at the chest (garment measurement). The BB Extra Slim is 39.5 inches at the chest (garment measurement).
+1. I find cotton twill wrinkles less than other weaves like poplin.
You might want to have a look at Emmett shirts if you're in London. Unlike many other shirt-makers in London they will make just one made to measure shirt to start. I tried it and was impressed with their first shirt. However, it no longer fits me as well as I have lost some muscle tone :-(
If you are looking for shirts which are slimmer through the chest then the Thomas Pink Super Slim Fit and the new TM Lewin Super Fitted (only available in white) are both slimmer than the Charles Tyrwhitt Extra Slim Fit.
For those interest in slim shirts, TM Lewin have a launched a new shirt called the Super Fitted. It's only available in white at the moment, but from my calculations this and the Thomas Pink Super Slim Fit are amongst the slimmest on the market. http://www.tmlewin.com/Super-Fitted-Shirts/Mens-Super-Fitted-Shirts,en_US,sc.html
Charles Tyrwhitt do a 15 and 35 in the Slim Fit. Thomas Pink do a 15 and 35.5, if that's close enough.
I have both a Brooks Brothers non-iron Extra Slim Fit and a Charles Tyrwhitt non-iron Extra Slim Fit. When the Brooks Brothers comes out of the washing machine I put it on a hanger and it dries wrinkle free. That doesn't work for the Charles Tyrwhitt shirt. Having said that. I prefer the cut of the Charles Tyrwhitt extra slim fit.
I would expect you to have no problems taking the shirt back. I have taken back over a dozen TM Lewin shirts to shops in London and never had any problems.
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