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post #391 of 630
Just received an order I placed last week - a blue and white oxford in identical sizes. The sleeves on the white one are a full two inches longer than the blue one. What gives? They labels are marked with the exact same size, but the difference is such that it's almost like one of them is mislabeled. Anyone else encounter this?
post #392 of 630
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post
BB ESF shirts are great. The quality of Suprima cotton shirts easily blows most mall brands (Club Monaco, J. Crew, BR) out the water.

Unfortunatly, the lower rear is a tiny bit blousey, but I'm probably just going to suck it up cos the rest of the first fits fantastic.

Actually I'm going to retract my statement. After laundering and wearing my ESF shirts for a couple times, I can say that I'm not satisfied with the fit in the chest. It seems like they trimmed the chest as much as they did with the waist so any person with a bit of build in the chest would find it pulling a bit in the upper torso. Also, the plastic buttons aren't satisfactory either.

Oh well. Back on my search for the perfect RTW shirt.
post #393 of 630
I'm going to have to pay them a vist, I do pass the store everyday on my way to work
post #394 of 630
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Originally Posted by hobscrk777 View Post
Just received an order I placed last week - a blue and white oxford in identical sizes. The sleeves on the white one are a full two inches longer than the blue one. What gives? They labels are marked with the exact same size, but the difference is such that it's almost like one of them is mislabeled. Anyone else encounter this?

Same thing happened to me... I bought 6 shirts and my blue oxford has sleeves that are about two inches too long. It's just a quality control issue. Now I'll only buy in-store so that I can try them on.
post #395 of 630
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Originally Posted by suited View Post
If by athletic you mean skinny, then yes. If you have broad shoulders/chest these shirts may not fit you properly. Right now I am by no means huge, 5'11 175 but my chest measures about 43-44". When putting on a shirt that was 1/2 size too big for my neck, I could barely even button the shirt across my chest without pulling the button off. The waist fit fine, as I am about a 32" waist - and the arms were nice as well. I just don't feel these shirts are so much suited for "athletically" built people, but geared more towards skinny people.

Of course it's geared towards skinny people, that's why it's called extra-slim. I would have to do significant tailoring to their slim fit shirts in both the sides and arms. I bought an ESL shirt and it's a pretty damn good fit. I likely won't have to tailor it at all. I bought a 34 length rather than 33 because it is cotton and will shrink.
post #396 of 630
If anyone has an extra-slim fit shirt in 14.5, would you be so kind as to post some measurements?

I'm assuming the shirts would still be much too large (perhaps even with additional tailoring), but I thought I'd ask.

By the way, my measurements are:

Chest: 33.5 inches
Sleeve length: 33-34 inches
Armpit-to-armpit: 14 inches
post #397 of 630
Brooks definitely did some weird slimming by focusing heavily on the chest and shoulders, while doing minimal trimming in the waist. I think part of the problem is the box pleat. I actually had my tailor remove the box pleat, which resulted in a much improved fit. Pretty major operation since he had to take the sleeves off then slim the back and put the thing back together, but waist fit is night and day. At $18 bucks not a bad price at all and since I got the shirt for free, I am pretty happy. Not sure if it's worth it if you pay for the shirts.
post #398 of 630
I just ordered 3 RTW oxford shirts (neck/sleeve sized) and noticed the construction is a bit different than one that I ordered in the Spring. The wrists have a bigger opening and the fabric isn't as beefy. Let's see how they fare after a run in the washing machine. They're still my favorite oxfords even with these slight defects.

FYI - the ESF sport shirts (S/M/L/XL) fit like crap. The tails are way too long and cant possibly be work untucked unless you're 6'6+
post #399 of 630
So the bottom line is an OTR shirt cut a certain way fits some people well, but not everyone.

That's unfair.
post #400 of 630
I think that isn't the bottom line at all. They just slimmed the shirt in odd areas. I would say that most people are most concerned about a slim waist when they are looking for slim fit shirts. Brooks rather than tweaking the waist the most, instead trimmed the chest and shoulder the most. Just doesn't make much sense.
post #401 of 630
the shirt fits me perfectly so ya
post #402 of 630
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Originally Posted by negusnegas View Post
I think that isn't the bottom line at all. They just slimmed the shirt in odd areas. I would say that most people are most concerned about a slim waist when they are looking for slim fit shirts. Brooks rather than tweaking the waist the most, instead trimmed the chest and shoulder the most. Just doesn't make much sense.

Many people are concerned with a slim waist, but also many, if not more, like me, are concerned with the chest and shoulders as well.
post #403 of 630
i think it's easy to find a shirt that's slim in the chest and shoulders

finding one that fits in the chest and waist if you have any considerable drop is the most difficult thing
post #404 of 630
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Originally Posted by Tristan.sf View Post
If anyone has an extra-slim fit shirt in 14.5, would you be so kind as to post some measurements?

I'm assuming the shirts would still be much too large (perhaps even with additional tailoring), but I thought I'd ask.

By the way, my measurements are:

Chest: 33.5 inches
Sleeve length: 33-34 inches
Armpit-to-armpit: 14 inches

I'm planning on getting one soon, I'll let you know. PM me in a week if I forget.
post #405 of 630
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Originally Posted by hobscrk777 View Post
Just received an order I placed last week - a blue and white oxford in identical sizes. The sleeves on the white one are a full two inches longer than the blue one. What gives? They labels are marked with the exact same size, but the difference is such that it's almost like one of them is mislabeled. Anyone else encounter this?

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Originally Posted by JonB27 View Post
Same thing happened to me... I bought 6 shirts and my blue oxford has sleeves that are about two inches too long. It's just a quality control issue. Now I'll only buy in-store so that I can try them on.

I had the same exact problem when I ordered 3 oxfords a month ago...
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