The fit looks great on Context, but pretty terrible on Fred Segal Trend. At those price points, the cut is seemingly one of the bigger selling points. I'd say it's a matter of finding the right size, but the models on FST are wearing mediums and they still look sloppy.
The shirts look a LOT darker on Context, too. I went from hating that purple/green/yellow L/S number last night to being pissed when I saw it was sold out in my size tonight thanks to the pictures on Context. The colors look much lighter on FST; so much that I'm back to thinking most of these would look terrible on me. Bummer.
blank, just as a reference, which brands fit you well?
I can pull off a Band of Outsiders large. A Gitman medium was far too loose throughout. But I'm not 100% sure I tried on the same shirts that have now popped up at 1,000 retailers online. I tried some on at Bloomingdales in Soho.
Looks like most of the colors online are brighter than in real life. The blue/red check is darker when I saw it in person at Blackbird, but I was still into it. The shirt is a little longer than most of the slim brands on SF, but I think it still works as a nice summer casual shirt. Was digging the fabric, perfect soft madras.
Would like to see the purple/yellow one in person. This looks interesting as well from the Carlton's site, purple/black:
I have an oxford I bought from sFer poodlerock. Had Nordstrom tags. I like the fit, but it's definitely not comparable to BoO. My gitman vintage 16/L has wider shoulders and a bigger chest than my BoO XLs, and is about the same length. I like it, but at a glance it's not particularly special.