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post #46 of 84
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Originally Posted by LVoer View Post
Heck, I have my RL Black Label darted. LOL.
And the line between slim-fit and body dysmorphic disorder becomes that less clear...
post #47 of 84
Why are they not making solids?
post #48 of 84
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Originally Posted by Scrumhalf View Post
My tailor charges $16 to take the sides in and slim the sleeves. Pretty good deal IMHO and the shirts fit great post-alteration. I am 5'6" 126lbs, so the alterations are pretty much a must-have for me with OTR shirts. My tailor is an old Korean guy and he is really good. He said he used to do bespoke shirts but he doesn't do them any more.
That's a great price, a my tailor charges $30 for the same.
post #49 of 84
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post
Why are they not making solids?

I don't know; it's incredibly annoying. I have one of the XSF shirts in their striped pattern, and the fit and construction are great. They need to roll out more staple colors already. I would literally buy 10 solid white shirts right this second if they had them.
post #50 of 84
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Originally Posted by Arrogant Bastard View Post
I would literally buy 10 solid white shirts right this second if they had them.

+1. I don't know if the stores have solids. But if they do, I'm in for 3 as soon as I can get down there.
post #51 of 84
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Originally Posted by Arrogant Bastard View Post
I don't know; it's incredibly annoying. I have one of the XSF shirts in their striped pattern, and the fit and construction are great. They need to roll out more staple colors already. I would literally buy 10 solid white shirts right this second if they had them.

loving the fit. dont think construction (china) are as good as the malaysian shirts (wandering stitching, etc). wish a few were made in non-iron broadcloth. but ill take the trade off.

saw a few more patterns introduced recently, but being BB i wont hold my breath for anything but 20 variations of blue stripes
post #52 of 84
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Originally Posted by whymakemedothis View Post
loving the fit. dont think construction (china) are as good as the malaysian shirts (wandering stitching, etc). wish a few were made in non-iron broadcloth. but ill take the trade off.

saw a few more patterns introduced recently, but being BB i wont hold my breath for anything but 20 variations of blue stripes

Mine are made in Malaysia, I bought the dress shirts though. I'm actually really happy that they brought these out in the more breathable classic cotton vs. the non-iron.
post #53 of 84
Measures 3" slimmer through the chest, 1" slimmer through the waist and 2 3/4" slimmer through the seat than our Slim fit. Higher arm holes and narrower sleeves complement the trimmer silhouette. Interesting-- it's truly a "slim fit" rather than an "athletic fit", as they reduce the chest 2" more than they reduce the waist. I'm still pretty fat but it would look ridiculous on me; the chest would be skintight but the shirt would still blouse over my belt.
post #54 of 84
Just had a quick looksie at the sport shirt and it reminded of a niggle I've got with so many shirts in America. Is anyone bothered that so often the (contrasting white) collar doesn't match the cuffs? If I'm honest, the mis-match looks a bit daft. Perhaps it's just me.
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post #56 of 84
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Originally Posted by John_Edward View Post
Just had a quick looksie at the sport shirt and it reminded of a niggle I've got with so many shirts in America.

Is anyone bothered that so often the (contrasting white) collar doesn't match the cuffs? If I'm honest, the mis-match looks a bit daft. Perhaps it's just me.

looks better if it is only the collar that is contrasting, no? IMO this looks better, as seen on Gordon Gekko and Patrick Bateman. that contrasting collar in itself can make u look like a douche is another story...
post #57 of 84
It's purely preference I suppose. It's certainly not any less difficult to look like a proper d-bag. Though, dissimilar cuffs and collars strikes me as unfinished. That's not to say that simply matching the two instantly makes a shirt of quality or relatively better. It depends on the color and print. Sometimes it simply ends up a right mess, whereas it'd be a perfectly suitable shirt if all the bits were the same. Just a thought. Not sure if anyone else is as particular about such details with respect to shirts as I am.
post #58 of 84
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Originally Posted by bobdobalina View Post
Measures 3" slimmer through the chest, 1" slimmer through the waist and 2 3/4" slimmer through the seat than our Slim fit. Higher arm holes and narrower sleeves complement the trimmer silhouette. Interesting-- it's truly a "slim fit" rather than an "athletic fit", as they reduce the chest 2" more than they reduce the waist. I'm still pretty fat but it would look ridiculous on me; the chest would be skintight but the shirt would still blouse over my belt.
Same here... I'm 5'5", 135 lbs, 37"c/29"w/15.5"n, fairly ripped in that slender gymnast way - a bit top heavy in the chest/arms/shoulders/back, tapered midsection. I don't ever wear a tie (I'm a sr. engineer/project lead - anything above business casual would get me funny looks), so I'm wondering if 15/32 in extra slim, or 14.5/32 in regular slim would be the ticket...
post #59 of 84
Can anyone compare the fit to a TM Lewin shirt....and seriously why no solid colors yet? You would have to imagine these things would sell extremely well, but maybe I am off on that?
post #60 of 84
I just got one and I have to a few observations: - The fit is the same (maybe a tas less slim) than the old BB slim fit. - All in allit's slimmish but not BoO or anything. - For the record I am 5'6, 130 I think they just renamed all their fits to accomodate very fat fit with nice names like traditional fits.
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