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post #586 of 706
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Originally Posted by jwoowoo View Post

If you are looking for a slim tapered fit in BoO Chinos, you should size down to a 0. I have a 28 inch waist and I thought they would fit tts, so I purchased a size 0. They were a little too big for me. IMO, if you are going for a slim tapered look, don't go for BoO chinos because they are made to be a classic straight leg.

I'm not sure about this. I'm generally a 30-31 in trousers and I take a 1 in the BoO chinos and feel they fit slim and tapered, I think leg opening is about 7.25"-7.5" (max) on the 1's. I really like them personally, but all of mine were purchased on deep discount. I like the notch back detailing and button/hook and clasp closure. They're some of the slimmer yet non-constricting chinos currently in my closet. The fabric lends itself to being easily dressed up for the office or down for weekend casual wear.
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Originally Posted by mellowfellow View Post

^This video pretty much explain it. Got myself a school boy blazer and a varsity this year. They fit so well!
http://hypebeast.com/2011/09/business-of-fashion-scott-sternberg-of-band-of-outsiders/

Thanks for the video, mellow. Glad you got your hands on some. I really love the tweed blazer I own. Fit perfectly for me right off the rack.
post #587 of 706
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Originally Posted by tonio028 View Post

I'm not sure about this. I'm generally a 30-31 in trousers and I take a 1 in the BoO chinos and feel they fit slim and tapered, I think leg opening is about 7.25"-7.5" (max) on the 1's. I really like them personally, but all of mine were purchased on deep discount. I like the notch back detailing and button/hook and clasp closure. They're some of the slimmer yet non-constricting chinos currently in my closet. The fabric lends itself to being easily dressed up for the office or down for weekend casual wear.

I picked up a pair of these from an SF user a few days ago (hasn't arrived). I'm kind of confused because some of the photos floating around make them seem like they are very fitted, but others show them being a bit on the looser side...

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post #588 of 706
^I think I know the user you're talking about! The pair you're thinking of fit more like the picture on the left. I don't know why there's so much variation in the fit pics you see, but it does seem to vary by retailer.
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post #591 of 706
Got this XL for dirt cheap. Is it too small, or is this just the way BoO is supposed to fit? Thanks

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post #592 of 706
Bump since my post took 8 hours to go through
post #593 of 706
that's exactly how BoO should fit. Doesn't look small to me.
post #594 of 706

looks kinda tight in the shoulders/upper arms.  Is that where you feel it?  If a shirt feels tight anywhere, I hate wearing it. There are too many shirts that look slim without being tight to deal with that

post #595 of 706
I only feel some tightness if I maximally flex my arms. Other than that the shirt feels pretty comfortable actually.
post #596 of 706
^ I think it looks fine, maybe just a tad tight in the arms judging from the last shot. If I may ask, where did you get the shirt? (Looking for the same color)
post #597 of 706

I see some titties. 

post #598 of 706

I just want to start off by saying I completely understand over-thinking about BoO sizing.  In my experience, BoO sizing has been inconsistent.  That's not to say I don't love the brand, because I do.  However, coming from Pittsburgh, there are no clothing stores that sale BoO.  With that said, determining my size has been an online trial and error process (at times a painful one) 

 

Here is a bit of reference that may help those questioning what size to get:

I am 5'7" 130 lbs (I am a size 1 in BoO).  This includes blazers, shirts, polos, and trousers.

 

But I'd like to share some sizing issues I have had:

 

1st:  Many of the dark over-dyed oxfords (ex. midnight blue) seem to run small.  I assume there may be some shrinkage issues during the dying process (not sure though)

2nd:  Some of the pieces that are made in Italy seem to be sized differently than pieces made in the USA and Japan.  Specifically chinos and polos.

 

I have also experienced size issues in polos.  I recently bought a black hidden pocket This is Not a Polo Shirt size 1 (fits awesome).  I also bought a blue polo of the same type, size 1 (fits less awesome).

 

I do agree with whoever said sizing up defeats the purpose of buying BoO.  I say, if you can try on as much as you can, when you can, make educated guesses when buying online, and don't be afraid to return something if it doesn't fit well...

 

Your not crazy (well maybe you are)...its not you, its them

post #599 of 706

I have the greet Batista shirt size Large that i've work lightly

I can sell or trade

post #600 of 706

Actually, I can also attest to the sizing issue.

 

I normally wear a 1. However, I found that in this season's orange oxford, I need to size up to 2. This applies to no other colors, nor does it apply to any other styles. I have no idea as to why the orange oxfords run different in size.

 

Also, their polo shirts have different fits. Different style of polo fits differently. There are styles that fit slim, and sit above the waist. Then there are styles that are relaxed, and hit below the waist. I don't think there's a good way of telling which is which unless you actually try them on.

 

That being said, I'm still a big fan of BoO. I generally buy at least a few shirts and polos each season, as I love their fit.

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